Robert D. Voogt was a true pioneer in the brain injury field. Recognizing the need for an organization devoted specifically to addressing the needs of multidisciplinary brain injury professionals, Dr. Voogt was the driving force behind North American Brain Injury Society during its formative years and served as its first Chair. He believed that whether in clinical care, research, policy, or advocacy, the organization he founded should stand behind the premise that advances in science and practices based on application of scientific evidence would ultimately provide the best outcomes for those with brain injuries and their families.

At each NABIS conference, the Voogt Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates dedication to the advancement of the traumatic brain Injury field. The award recognizes important new work in the areas of clinical care, research, public policy, or advocacy. The individual should represent the tenacious spirit and unwavering commitment towards persons with traumatic brain injuries that Dr. Voogt exemplified over his lifetime.

Thanks to contributions by those active in the brain injury field, the award to grows each year in both value and prestige. We hope that all those who knew Dr. Voogt and benefited from his work will consider honoring him with a donation.

This link to the donation site will allow you to make a suggested contribution or a contribution of your choice. We will provide a receipt letter and contributions are tax deductible.

With best wishes,

NABIS Secretariat

Donation Questions

What methods of payment does IBIA/NABIS accept?

You can donate to IBIA/NABIS through our website using a credit card in incremental amounts up to $1000. For online donations, a printable receipt is sent via email within minutes of a successful transaction.

Donations in excess of $1000

For an added level of security and to limit processor transaction fees, donations in excess of $1000 can be made by contacting the IBIA/NABIS office at 703-960-6500. Gifts can be arranged to be fulfilled quarterly or annually.

You can also send a personal check or money order payable to:

PO Box 1804
Alexandria, VA 22313

We do not advise sending cash through the mail, as funds can be lost in transit. Receipts for mail or phone donations are typically sent within 72 hours of receipt of your gift.

I live outside of the United States. Can I donate to IBIA/NABIS?

Yes. Donors from outside the U.S. can donate to IBIA/NABIS. If making an online gift, please make sure the credit card is supported by a U.S. based card company. Alternatively, donors from outside of the U.S. can make a wire transfer. If you would like to make a wire transfer gift, please contact us at 703-960-6500.

How can I request a copy of my donation receipt?

Please send an email to with your first and last name. You can also call 703-960-6500 to request a copy of your receipt.

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Your security is important to us, and we take every measure to ensure your information is protected. IBIA/NABIS’s donation process complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. The process is fully encrypted using industry best practices to ensure your personal and credit card information is kept private and secure.

What other assets can I use to make a gift to IBIA/NABIS?

If you would like to extend your support of IBIA/NABIS to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements to choose from such as gifts tied to your estate, life income gifts, a charitable lead trust, and naming IBIA/NABIS as a beneficiary of your retirement or insurance plan. Please consult your financial advisor to determine the right option for you.

Can I donate stock to IBIA/NABIS?

Yes. Publicly traded securities can be transferred to IBIA/NABIS.

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