At the January 24, 2013 CPIRF board meeting, a formal resolution was passed establishing that the first two research grants awarded annually by the Foundation, in the amount of $50,000 each, will be separately named in honor of James C. Stearns and Dr. Murray Goldstein, for their 20 years of leadership with CPIRF.
According to CPIRF CEO Glenn Tringali, on September 27, at the dinner honoring immediate past CPIRF Chairman, the honorable Paul Volcker, Mr. Volcker initially announced a substantial gift for the purpose of funding these annual awards. “Our sincere thanks go out to Mr. Volcker,” said Mr. Tringali.
The awards recognize the significant contributions and achievements made by Mr. Stearns and Dr. Goldstein to the Cerebral Palsy community since their work with CPIRF began in 1993.
James C. Stearns served as President of CPIRF from 2004 through 2011, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1993. He currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee. “His leadership has been and continues to be invaluable to our organization and the larger CP community,” said Mr. Tringali.
Dr. Murray Goldstein served as the Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer of CPIRF between 1993 and 2003 and as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council of CPIRF from 2005 through 2011. “During his tenure, Dr. Goldstein has provided tremendous leadership and guidance in reviewing scientific research proposals and recommending scientific research projects to be funded by CPIRF,” said Mr. Tringali.
Dr. Goldstein and Mr. Stearns expressed their deepest appreciation for the honor bestowed on them.