The Joel A. Gingras, Jr. Award
This award was established by the American Brain Tumor Board of Directors to honor the Joel A Gingras, Jr. Memorial Fund (The JAG Fund) and its more than 20-year commitment to, and unprecedented level of philanthropic support of, the American Brain Tumor Association and its mission.
The award is given annually to an individual, organization or group that, through philanthropy, advocacy, discovery or patient care, has had a major impact on the Association's ability to achieve its mission.
Below are the recipients of the Joel Award:
2010 Joel A. Gingras, Jr. Memorial Foundation, for more than two decades demonstrated an unprecedented level of philanthropic support of the ABTA in memory of Joel A. Gingras, Jr.
2011 Randy & Gina Porter, Justin’s Walk in memory of their son, Justin Porter
2012 Dr. Steven Brem, Chief of the division of Neurosurgical Oncology in The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania - devoted his career to optimizing outcomes for patients with brain tumors
2013 Louis & Phyllis Jacobs, first supporters of ABTA’s Discovery Grant Program and advocacy for research in memory of their son Matthew Jacobs
2014 Lynne Adams, Trustee of The Butler Family Foundation and brain tumor survivor, for the Foundation’s 20 years of consistent support of the ABTA.
2015 Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund Committee, Family & Friends, contributors to 11 research grants in memory of Paul Fabbri
2016 E. Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D, FAANS – Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Chairman, Dept of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – highly regarded physician, scientist and mentor and strong supporter of the ABTA.