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    Chairman

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    Christopher M. Loftus
    Four Tower Bridge
    200 Barr Harbor Drive
    Suite 400
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, 19428
    215 901-8603
    cmloftus@icloud.com

    First Vice President - Immediate Past - World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies

    Professor of Neurosurgery
    Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
    3401 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19140

    Chief Medical Officer
    Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices
    Office of Device Evaluation
    Center for Devices and Radiological Health
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    10903 New Hampshire Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20993

    The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Foundation USA (“WFNSF-USA”) was incorporated in the State of Virginia on February 3, 2003. It is a separate legal entity to WFNS Netherlands. It is governed by a US Board of Directors. At present Prof. Christopher M. Loftus of Philadelphia is the Chairman of this Board. The previous and founding Board Chairman was Prof. Edward Laws.

    The WFNSF - USA is an IRS recognized 501c3 entity. This official status was renewed by Dr. Loftus on September 18, 2014. A copy of the 2014 IRS determination is on file at the WFNS Central Office.

    The WFNS-USA exists so that donors seeking tax advantages from charitable giving can donate to a US recognized 501c3. Donated fund are maintained in a Wells Fargo Bank account, and are disbursed for the purposes of the WFNS Foundation whenever a written request is received. By IRS regulations, funds cannot be disbursed without a written request from the Foundation, and a stated purpose for the use of the funds.

    The WFNS-F USA files an annual tax return with the US Internal Revenue Service, which is prepared by our accountants, (Weiss, Sugar, Dvorak, and Dusek Ltd.) in Chicago, working with Dr. Loftus. In addition, Dr. Loftus provides the complete set of monthly account statements every year to Mrs. Chen in the WFNS Central Office, so that the accounts can be audited by the Swiss accountants and included in the master financial documents of the WFNS and the WFNS Foundation, as recorded by the WFNS Treasurer, Prof. Amir Samii. In this way complete transparency of the WFNS-F USA funds is maintained.

    If you would like to make a donation to support WFNS Foundation projects, fellowship and Neurosurgical Equipment support, below is the bank details of WFNS Foundation USA.

    • Beneficiary: WFNS Foundation USA
    • Address of the beneficiary: 2027 Delancey St, Phladelphia PA 19103- 6509
    • Account number: 2000020379939
    • Bank name: Wells Fargo Bank
    • Bank address: 420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA 94104
    • For domestic (U.S.) wire - Wire routing transit number/ABA: 121000248
    • For international wire sent in U.S. dollars or if the currency the wire is being sent in is unknown-SWIFT Code: WFBIUS6S
    • For international wire sent in a foreign currency from the initiating bank-SWIFT Code: WFBIUS6WFFX

     

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