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Dr. Klimas Gives a Call for Support

Dr. Klimas

Dr. Nancy Klimas, Director of the Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine, shares how the INIM has grown in the past 3 years and gives updates on the exciting new research being conducted by the team.

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Support the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine

As the only institution of its kind in the State of Florida, the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine (INIM) at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), is involved in cutting-edge translational research in complex immune disorders and treatment for patients suffering from these medical illnesses.

Nancy Klimas, M.D., and her team bring decades of experience in patient care, research and education that has contributed to furthering the understanding of these conditions and has changed lives.

This work takes significant resources. Private philanthropy can make the difference needed to uncover a new genetic link or therapeutic approach that will improve treatments.

By making a gift to NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, you will help advance groundbreaking research with immediate and long-term benefits for patient care. Your gift, no matter the amount, is critical and will provide INIM with the resources it needs to be one of the world’s most successful and distinguished centers of research, patient care, and intellectual inquiry.

As a donor, you will receive an acknowledgement and receipt to use for tax purposes, and, to recognize our appreciation for different levels of generosity, NSU has a donor recognition program.

There are many ways to support NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine. Choose the method that works best for you. NSU advancement staff will work with you to ensure that your gift meets your goals and financial needs while also benefiting INIM. Your gift, no matter the amount, will help ensure that INIM will continue to be a vital resource for our community.

How to give by credit card: the easiest and most convenient way to make a contribution is by credit card. Click to access our on-line giving form which is secure. NSU accepts MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.

How to give by check or cash: please make your check or money order payable to Nova Southeastern University (Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine in the Memo section) and mail it, along with a note stating the purpose of your gift, to:

Nova Southeastern University
Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine (Attn: Nathalie Sloane, Executive Director)
Center for Collaborative Research, Fourth Floor
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314

Gifts of Securities: gifts of stocks and bonds are welcomed by NSU, however, these gifts require special planning and consultation with your professional financial advisor and NSU Advancement staff. We recommend that if you decide to make a gift of stock, please contact Nathalie Sloane at 954-262-7123 or by email at Transfer instructions will be provided.

Gifts of appreciated securities may have benefits that are not associated with gifts of cash or by credit card.

  • You avoid capital gains tax. Any gain is taxable if you sell stock or mutual fund shares yourself, but not if you transfer ownership to the University.
  • Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is based on the full, fair market value of the shares on the date the gift is made.
  • You receive credit from the University for the full, fair market value of the shares, but the cost to you is only your original purchase price.

For more information about the benefits, please visit our legacy gift planning pages at or contact Andrea Darlow in the NSU legacy giving office at 954-262-2135 or by email at Of special note, Nova Southeastern University has recently created a new giving recognition society that has been established in order to formally acknowledge thoughtful individuals who have made the University a beneficiary through an estate planning vehicle. For example, legacy gifts may come from a simple bequest through a will, a beneficiary of a trust, a beneficiary of a charitable gift annuity, or as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account. There is no minimum amount in which to make a legacy gift and to become a member of the 1964 Society.

Please join us in our mission to advance clinical care and translational research; develop collaborative scientific studies; contribute to the improved health of our communities; and to be the best that we can be.

We appreciate any and all donations. Thank you for your thoughtful generosity.

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