We would like to thank everyone who attended the 2013 MS Leaders Circle Welcome Reception yesterday. We were delighted to host such an incredible group of honorees and let you know about the exciting campaign ahead, including our upcoming community service projects. 

As a Leaders Circle honoree, you are now an ambassador for the National MS Society, helping to increase awareness about this unpredictable disease and the important work of the Society. To help you on your journey, we have put together a 30-second elevator pitch (pdf) about our efforts. Be sure to craft your own personal message so you can proudly share your commitment to the 14,000 local people living with MS. Click here for more fundraising tools.

As we mentioned at the reception, we are offering you the opportunity to further your commitment by participating in a community service project. Based on the needs of the MS community in our area, projects include:

  • MS Service Day: Help a community of MS clients in need of hands-on assistance with yard work and other household chores   
  • Legal and financial clinic: Honorees will offer pro bono services to MS clients answering legal and financial planning questions


We need five people to serve on each project steering committee, which will meet monthly from June to September as we prepare to launch the projects this fall. Please note: expertise is not a requirement - all honorees are welcome to take part in each project. This is a great opportunity to enhance your resume and volunteer leadership skills! For more information and to sign up, please email me


Now is the time to start planning your personal MS Leaders Circle experience. If we haven't already met, please email me by the end of May to set up a time to talk about your personal fundraising plan and community service projects.

I look forward to working with you over the next few months in our joint effort to create a world free of MS.


Kristina McGraw
Vice President, Community Outreach
Fundraising Standings
Congratulations to the top fundraisers so far! You are making your mark in the fight against MS by supporting vital programs and services and cutting-edge research.
  1. Andrew Albergo - $1,500.00
  2. Jennifer Luis - $950.00
  3. James Morris - $700.00
  4. Nicole Torsella Harris - $500.00
  5. Adrianne James - $459.08

The top fundraisers for 2013 will be featured on the front of a special insert in the Philadelphia Business Journal. Don't miss out on this special honor. Check out your fundraising tools and log in to your participant center to jump start your fundraising today. 

Last chance to accept your nomination
If you have not already done so, please click here to accept your nomination by Friday, May 17.
Leaders Circle Events
Wednesday, October 2 -
Awards Reception

6 to 8 p.m.

Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Look out for more information closer to the event. 
Chapter Events
Saturday, May 18 -
Preakness at the Piazza

Looking to make the most of the beautiful weather this weekend? Join us from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Philadelphia for great food and drinks, live music from DJ Royale, and the 138th Running of the Preakness Stakes on a forty foot screen. Book now to take advantage of our discounted rates
Class of 2013
You are always in good company with the MS Leaders Circle. Click here for a current list of 2013 leaders.
Thanks to the Nominating Committee
  • JB Braun
  • Bill Coffey
  • Melissa Dietrich
  • Stephanie Gambone
  • Chevaneese Hague
  • Liz McElroy  
  • Andrew Pompe
  • Doug Weiss 
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