Named funds honor and recognize donors who have given significant gifts to support our mission.

The Laura Frazier Research & Advocacy Fund



The Laura Frazier Research & Advocacy Fund supports the National Stem Cell Foundation and its mission to fund high impact research collaborations and patient assistance partnerships with regional pediatric research centers of excellence.

Learn more about our research and advocacy projects.



The Mary Nixon STEM Scholar Speaker Series

The Mary Nixon STEM Scholar Speaker Series was established in 2017 to bring an internationally renowned thought-leader in education to the teachers of the National STEM Scholar Program. The speaker leads an individualized workshop with the National STEM Scholars while on Western Kentucky University’s campus during the Scholar’s week of training and development.

The 2019 Mary Nixon STEM Scholar Speaker will be Dr. John Medina, developmental molecular biologist and New York Times bestselling author of Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School.

Past speakers have included Dr. Eric Mazur (2018) and Dr. Julie Schell (2017).

Learn more about our National STEM Scholar Speaker Series.



To learn more about establishing a named fund to advance the National Stem Cell Foundation’s mission, please contact us at 502-379-8544 or email us by clicking here.