Pioneer Circle

Pioneer Circle

The importance of Pioneer Circle donations

SIR Foundation relies on support from our generous donors who give through campaigns, the Annual Fund and special events like the Gala to support ongoing programming. The foundation does not receive support from SIR membership dues and it relies on donated funding to provide all day-to-day and sustained support for the foundation’s programs.

To meet this need and enable expansion in new directions, the SIR Foundation Board of Directors established the Pioneer Circle, a distinguished group of donors committed to the promise of paving the way for IR research by committing to essential annual fund donations. These visionary leaders believe there are many discoveries yet to be made and have committed to giving generously to foster the passion of today’s young investigators who will deliver the future of IR.

We are thankful to our 2018 donors who continue to impact the future of IR.

Learn more about the Pioneer Circle

Pioneer Circle contributions enable powerful programs to foster innovations that touch the lives of millions of IR patients. Become a member today to join us in creating a stronger future for our specialty and the patients we serve.

Become a Pioneer Circle member

By making an unrestricted annual fund gift of $1,000 or more each calendar year or making cumulative gifts totaling $1,000 or more throughout the calendar year, you will be enrolled in the prestigious Pioneer Circle. Your donation is fully tax deductible and funding is directed toward projects and priorities that align with the long-term vision for IR as patients’ first choice for image-guided therapy.

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Founding donor of the Pioneer Circle: Stephen T. Kee, MD, MMM, FSIR

Dr. Stephen Kee"I believe it is important to support the SIR Foundation Annual Fund, and in particular the Pioneer Circle, because of the impact that this funding has on the next generation of interventional radiologists. My career in academic radiology was kickstarted by a grant obtained from SIR Foundation and the effect of this on my own future was profound. It is vital that we contribute to the long-term development of our specialty, supporting the innovation of our pioneers."