Barrow Beyond

Ambassadors make a difference through philanthropy

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In 2012, five Phoenix women – Shannon Mishkin, Sharon Pollack, Lisa Geyser, Debbie Shafron and Mara Kotansky – wanted to give back to Barrow Neurological Institute after their lives had all been changed by Barrow’s world-class physicians and scientists. Shannon spearheaded the formation of Barrow Beyond, a group of ambassadors that would engage young professionals and community influencers to support Barrow Neurological Institute.

In their first year, they recruited 50 Barrow Beyond founding members. Initial funds supported brain tumor research. In recent years, the group expanded to more than 100 members, supporting ongoing Barrow projects like Alzheimer’s disease research and the Barrow Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit.

Join Barrow Beyond today to support research and innovative care initiatives at Barrow. Annual memberships are $1,000 for individuals and $1,500 for couples. Your philanthropic gift truly makes a difference in patients’ lives and provides hope for those suffering from devastating neurological diseases.

The benefits of joining Barrow Beyond

Barrow Beyond members share a love for learning, are committed to the community and believe in the importance of medical advancement. Begin building your legacy, give back and meet new friends. The benefits of joining Barrow Beyond include:

Educational Opportunities

  • An insider’s look at the innovative research, patient care and education taking place for diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, stroke, migraine, concussion and more.
  • An exclusive behind the scenes tour to hear directly from physicians and researchers at one of the world’s most innovative brain and spine centers.

Social Events

  • An exclusive opportunity to attend the spring Barrow Genius Bar. The event exposes members to some of the world’s leading specialists in a variety of neurological fields.
  • An invitation to a fall membership event, allowing members to speak with Barrow experts and network with like-minded professionals.


  • Receive updates about news at Barrow via newsletters to keep you appraised of the latest Barrow breakthroughs.

Philanthropy, Leadership and Beyond

Barrow Beyond members make a difference by supporting the mission of Barrow Neurological Institute. All funds raised are directed to a Barrow patient care or research program. Barrow Beyond members are helping change the face of health care in Arizona – and making an impact worldwide.