Research Grant

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GMJF RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM

INFORMATION AND POLICIES

 

General Information

Founded in 2002 to commemorate the life of Greg Marzolf Jr., the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of Muscular Dystrophy through philanthropic activities and to support research for a cure to Muscular Dystrophy.

The Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation (GMJF) is dedicated to funding education and research programs benefiting children and families suffering from Muscular Dystrophy and to providing support for patient service care.

The work of the GMJF has had a profound effect on the many successes of the University of Minnesota’s MD Center by enhancing treatment of this disease and patient care. With continued tenacity, the GMJF will fulfill our common goal – to conquer Muscular Dystrophy for the current generation of patients.

The GMJF is excited to continue this partnership with the GMJF Research Grant Program. Together, we share a hope of a tomorrow free from MD!

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to advanced degree Ph.D. and/or M.D. faculty of the University of Minnesota.

Purpose

The primary objective of the GMJF grant program is to support new and existing innovative studies that focus on research in Muscular Dystrophy. The awards will be given in the form of seed grants (between 1 and 4 grants, all grants combined totaling $75,000, although subject to change) to assist investigators in the early or pilot phase of their studies. Preference will be given to those studies that focus on clinical trials and novel therapeutics for Duchenne MD.

Terms of Support

Projects are to be supported for a one year period with an anticipated start date of February 1,2018. The following expenses are NOT allowed:

a. Faculty (tenure or tenure-track) salary and benefits

b. Secretarial salary and benefits

c. Travel to scientific meetings and conferences

d. Publication costs and purchase of reprints or books

e. Service contracts

f. Conferences, workshops, poster sessions, seminars and other meetings g. Indirect costs

Evaluation of Proposals

Applications are reviewed by a panel of experts, including MD Center faculty. The GMJF board will take the reviewers’ comments and align them with the research mission of the GMJF and make the final decision on which projects will be funded. A funding decision will be made in January and announced at the Cause to Cook for a Cure Gala on January 13, 2018.

Payment

Grants will be paid to Medical School departments through invoices to UMF (non-sponsored chart strings will be established). Funds must be used within the period of the grant. After the grant expires, unexpended funds revert to GMJF UMF fund for other research projects.

Reporting

Grant recipients are required to submit a progress report due October 1, 2018. A final report is required within 30 days of grant expiration and to provide a brief on the project. Failure to meet these obligations will negatively impact the potential for future funding. Grant recipient reports will be displayed on the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation website as well as distributed via newsletter to the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation donor base.

Application

The application form and guidelines are available at the U of MN MD Center Website and also at the link below.

2018GMJFResearchGrantApplicationGuidelines

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Cause To Cook For A Cure: All That Jazz

 


Invitation

Invitation


Cause to Cook for a Cure: All That Jazz
Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 5:30 P.M.
University of St. Thomas – James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall
The Anderson Student Center
Summit and Cretin Avenues
St. Paul, MN 55105

Tickets/RSVP:

The ticket price includes passed appetizers, dinner and live entertainment!

Online registration has closed. If you would still like to attend, you can purchase tickets at the door. If you have questions, please email us at gmjrfoundation@gmail.com.

The evening will include:

  • Social Hour begins at 5:30 P.M. with passed appetizers and cash bar
  • Mystery Bags, Wine Pull, Prize Board, Silent Auction, Cake Walk, Bottomless Bubbles
  • Dinner at 7:00 P.M.
  • Program and Fund-A-Need at 8:00 P.M.
  • Dessert and Coffee with music by a jazz trio at 8:30 P.M.
  • and More!

If you have any questions, please email us at gmjrfoundation@gmail.com
or call 612-720-1715.


Thank you to our event sponsors for their generous financial and in-kind support:


Parking information for event:

Guest parking at the University of St. Thomas is available in the Anderson Parking Ramp located on the corner of Grand and Cretin Avenues
and in the ramp below the Anderson Student Center/Woulfe Hall for a nominal fee.

Free parking is available in surface lots A, B, C, M, N, and O for guests attending the event.

 

Map and Directions: The Anderson Student Center

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Cause To Cook For A Cure

Cause To Cook

Cause to Cook for a Cure: A Black and White Affair
Saturday, January 31, 2015.
University of St. Thomas – James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall
The Anderson Student Center
Summit and Cretin Avenues
St. Paul, MN 55105

Tickets/RSVP: Ticket price includes passed appetizers, dinner and Dueling Pianos!

Online registration has closed. If you would still like to attend, you can purchase
tickets at the door. If you have any questions, please email us at gmjrfoundation@gmail.com
or call 612-720-1715.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Social Hour – Mystery Bags, Wine Pull, Prize Board, Silent Auction, Photo Booth

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner

8:00 – 8:30p.m. – Program and Fund-A-Need

8:30 – 10:30 p.m. – Dessert, Coffee and Dueling Pianos presented by Dueling Keys

Silent Auction closes at 9:00


Thank you to our event sponsors for their generous financial and in-kind support:


 

Parking information for event:

Guest parking at the University of St. Thomas is available in the Anderson Parking Ramp located on the corner of Grand and Cretin Avenues
and in the ramp below the Anderson Student Center/Woulfe Hall for a nominal fee.

Free parking is available in surface lots A, B, C, M, N, and O for guests attending the event.


Map and Directions: The Anderson Student Center

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A Night at the Derby Wins Big — $49,000 Raised for MD Research

Cause To Cook - A Night at the DerbyMore than 200 generous people joined us for a hugely successful A Night at the Derby Cause to Cook for a Cure gala in January. Together, we raised a total of $49,000 to support MD research for a cure.

Our new beautiful location at St. Thomas University’s James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall gave us plenty of room to celebrate, dance, and raise money and awareness for an important cause.

The evening included live music from Lightening Creek, delicious Southern Derby fare, specialty cocktails, games of chance including black jack tables, a cake walk and a prize board, wine tasting, a silent auction and a fund-a-need auction that raised more than $12,000.  Continue reading

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Rock the Green Party is a huge success

Thank you very much to all our supporters for making the Rock the Green party such an incredible success! We managed to raise over $20,000 to support local muscular dystrophy research!

Here are some pictures from the party, enjoy.

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Rock the Green

On August 18th the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary by hosting the first ever “Rock the Green” party at Shamrock’s Irish Nook in Saint Paul.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Casper and Runyon’s Shamrock’s Irish Nook, Mauer Chev, R.F. Moeller Jeweler and ESPN1500, the event is sure to be a party you won’t want to miss! With live music all day long featuring four different musical guests, carnival games for all ages, a putt putt contest, raffles and more, make sure to mark your calendars now for “Rock the Green”!

Admission is $25, which includes a “Rock the Green” pint glass that provides beer or soda for the day as well as admission to all four musical acts from 2pm to close. Children under the age of 12 are free and eat free from 2pm-5pm. Register and pay online today.

Join us on August 18th to continue the fight against MD. Show your support by wearing green and white, enjoying carnival games for all ages, and dancing to great music! If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event, please contact Jenny Marzolf at marzolfj@gmail.com.

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Ciao! Translates into Success for Foundation

On Saturday, January 24, 2009 the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation hosted the first annual “A Cause to Cook for a Cure: Ciao!” at Town and Country Club in St. Paul, Minn. Although it was a cold winter night in Minnesota, the air was full of energy and excitement fueled by great food, laughter, games, and fun.

Prizes were won and fun was had at all of the “stations,” including wine tasting, cake walk, mystery bags, prize packages donated by Green Mill Restaurants, Wine Merchants, R.F. Moeller Jeweler,  Hobbit Travel, the Twins and the Wild. Attendees occasionally took time out from their game playing and mingling to enjoy the veritable smorgasbord of Italian food including pasta, garlic bread and, of course, gnocchi.

Due to the success of the “Ciao!”, the foundation was able to raise $30,000 for muscular dystrophy research at the University of Minnesota and the Marzolf Trainee Program. It’s important to note that events like Ciao! are a large undertaking and the foundation would like to thank the planning committee for their hard work and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support particularly Bremer Bank, Decko Products and Fishbowl Solutions.

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