Harry S Himmel Founders Society
The Harry S. Himmel Founders Society recognizes those who provide a long-term commitment to I-I District KNRF. A member of the Kiwanis Club of South Town-Chicago, Harry S. Himmel served as Governor of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis International during 1941-1942. Starting in 1950, Past Governor Harry S. Himmel became the driving force behind the creation of the then Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District. His vision, perseverance, and determination culminated in the official incorporation of the Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation in 1952, with Past Governor Harry S. Himmel leading as the founding Chairman and Head of the Foundation. With a name change in 2016 the I-I District Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation to better reflect the focus of this charitable medical research foundation, Harry S. Himmel’s vision continues to live on.
On behalf of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation, we are proud to honor Harry S. Himmel’s vision and dedication by creating the Harry S. Himmel Founders Society. Anyone can join the Harry S. Himmel Founders Society by including the I-I District Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation in your estate planning. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Including KNRF as a beneficiary in your trust or your will
- Making KNRF at least a partial beneficiary to your IRA
- Consider a life insurance policy with the beneficiary being KNRF
Please note that KNRF is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization – you are strongly encouraged to discuss these options with your tax advisor and legal counsel for tax benefits.
The Harry S. Himmel Founders Society STATEMENT OF INTENT form is included below. Please check the method that you are using to make your pledge. All Harry S. Himmel Founders will receive a special plaque. All are encouraged to join us in honoring Harry S. Himmel’s vision by supporting the I-I District Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation as a Harry S. Himmel Founder Society member. For more information, please contact the I-I District KNRF Executive Director at email [email protected].