Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation supports pioneering neuroscience research and explores the ways in which advances in information and technology can improve the quality of life on Earth. The foundation is the legacy of Patrick McGovern (1937-2014), enterprising business leader, and tireless advocate for science, who believed that advanced technology and transformative breakthroughs in mental health and neuroscience have the power to change lives and society across the globe. Upon his passing in 2014, McGovern gave almost the entirety of his estate to this foundation. This act of generosity represents his lifetime as a visionary, trailblazer, forward-thinker, and philanthropist. This foundation will continue his legacy and passion for discovery and impact in the fields of neuroscience and information technology for years to come. Mission: The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and the global community through neuroscience research and information technology. Like their founder, they think big. They see a world in which the fusion of technology and neuroscience not only improves and saves lives, but has the power to change societies across the globe. The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is fully committed to supporting the ongoing study and advocacy in brain research and technologies, such as artificial intelligence, that will improve life on Earth as they know it. Today, they’re seeing major breakthroughs bringing them closer than ever to curing conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and schizophrenia. Such breakthroughs require new approaches, such as technology collaboration tools, Big Data, imaging, and DNA sequencing, to enable profound advancements in improving their human condition. As Pat once said, “The benefits that could flow from a better understanding of the human brain are almost beyond imagination.” Values: As an IT visionary and highly successful entrepreneur, Pat’s philosophy was founded on a core set of values which extended across all facets of his life. Today, those values are the cornerstone of what they do. - Remain dedicated to your mission - Respect human dignity - Invest in people - Strive for excellence - Be responsive to change - Always keep a “let’s try it” attitude
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  • United States (headquarters)
  • Boston
  • United States
  • San Francisco