How We Started
Since 1992, The McCourt Foundation (TMF) has been an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of patients and families affected by health-challenges within the neurology community and beyond.
The McCourt Family is no stranger to family illness and caregiving. Long before any one of the seven brothers were born, their father, Robert, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when he was just 25-years-old.
He lived with the disease for 42 years, and passed away in 1991 at the age of 67. After seeing the effect MS has on both the patient and caregivers first-hand, the McCourt brothers felt an unnerving desire to help others within the MS community.
So to honor their father and do their part in giving back, they entered the fundraising world in 1992 by organizing a road race—the first step to what became a much larger giving journey. That journey evolved when their mother Mary, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease (AD)—and lived with the illness for over a decade.
The McCourt brothers lost both of their parents to two very different diseases, but both fell within the neurology community. Feeling empathy and compassion for families battling a plethora of incurable neurological diseases, their philanthropic efforts grew into what is now The McCourt Foundation (TMF).
TMF was founded upon and still remains focused on Neurological Diseases to help patients and families affected by Alzheimer's, MS, ALS, and Parkinson's diseases. But recognizing the importance of other health-related causes, has since expanded its horizon to partner with other like-minded organizations.