Donation Information

Why donate to Summit?

  • Trusted & proven track record.
  • Understands the Parkinsonian community’s needs.
  • Finds gaps and fills them.
  • Strong advocacy voice.
  • Strong reputation nationally and internationally.

How does my donation help?

Keeps the organization moving forward on the journey towards a Victory Over Parkinson’s disease by funding our Programs: Education, Research, Patient Services.

A few examples:

Educational Program: LIVE Webinars

“Only 28% of neurologists feel confident enough to answer their patients’ questions about regenerative medicine.” — Poll from ISSCR (International Society for Stem Cell Research.)

  • Summit answers this need with educational webinars by word renown leading experts from around the globe.
  • Thanks in part to our sponsors, The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and Aspen Neuroscience, Inc., all webinars are FREE to attend.

Summit Research Grant Program

  • The CCBP (Cincinnati Cohort Biomarker Program). Guided by Dr. Alberto Espay, Summit Research Grant provided by Summit recipient.
      • Best work towards CURES for syndrome known as Parkinson’s disease.
      • Working towards a foundation for CURES for the syndrome PD through identification.


  • Where the resources, education, and services for Parkinson’s patients, families, and caregivers can be found – in ONE LOCATION.

A little bit about Summit's beginning:

Summit is a unique, proven organization. Highlights include:

    • Raised $4.5 million to advance an autologous stem cell-based research project addressing the symptoms of PD. The Project recently received FDA approval to begin clinical trials late 2023 or early 2024.
        • Opened the Summit Lab specifically for the cell-based therapy’s development.
    • Transferred the research project (with IP license) to a newly founded biotech company in the private sector specifically founded for funding and expediting the cell-based therapy’s journey from bench to bedside. The company is Aspen Neuroscience.
    • Founding partner in SCIS (Stem Cells in Space), a 5 organizational collaborative research project using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) aboard the ISS (International Space Station). Members: Summit, NSCF (National Stem Cell Foundation), NYSCF (New York Stem Cell Foundation), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), and Space Tango.
    • Funding for new and innovative research such as, The Cincinnati Cohort Biomarker Program (CCBP) – under the guidance of Alberto Espay, MD, MSc – from which Summit feels the foundations for “cause and cure” answers for PD could be found.
    • Strong educational program.
    • And, always working towards a Victory Over Parkinson’s for people with PD.

Summit for Stem Cell Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization and is dependent on your contributions.
Your donation is tax exempt and is used to support Summit’s Mission and Programs.

How to Maximize Your Donation…

Does your employer offer a
Matching Donation Program?

Many employers offer a Matching Gift or Matching Donation Program. This is a wonderful and easy way to double or triple your donations made to Summit for Stem Cell Foundation. Many companies support employee philanthropic interests and gifts by “matching” charitable contributions.

1. Contact your employer’s HR Department.

➥ Confirm your employer has a Matching Gift/Donation Program.

➥ Confirm you can donate to a charity of your choice in your employers Matching Gift/Donation Program.

➥ (Be certain they will match your charitable donation to Summit for Stem Cell Foundation and not from a list of pre-selected organizations.)

 2. Ask for a Matching Gifts Form from your employer and complete with the information provided here.

If you need assistance from Summit staff, for best results, contact: or call: 858-759-1610.

Organization’s Name: Summit for Stem Cell Foundation

Organization’s Email:

Tax ID#: 47-4279391

Classification: 501(c)(3)

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1420,

San Marcos, CA 92079

Organization website:

Gift Allocation: All charitable monetary gifts are used to support Summit and its Programs.

Summit Thanks You!

Wish to donate by sending your check by mail?

1. Please click below and print out the form.

2. Complete the form.

3. Mail to the address

    listed below:

Summit for Stem Cell Foundation

P.O.Box 1420
San Marcos, CA 92079

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Summit for Stem Cell is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization; tax exempt ID#47-4279391.

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