Save the Date! 2024 Annual Meeting and Socrates Award Presentation

Invite friends and family to honor the awardees!

The Brennan Rehabilitation Foundation would like to thank all individual and corporate donors for your continued support of our mission through the “Double Down on Disabilities” Fund. The Foundation applies donations of cash and in-kind services to help individuals and their families burdened with the physical, emotional and financial stress of a spinal cord injury. As a 501-C3 all volunteer charitable organization, 100% of your donations goes toward this mission.

On Sunday March 3th, the 2023 Socrates Award recipients will be honored at the Brennan Rehabilitation Foundation’s Annual Board and Advisory Board meeting held at The Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette, Illinois from 4-7pm. Please join us! Be aware seating is limited, so please make your reservation soon!

Dr. Kathy Zebracki, Ph.D., will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Zebracki is the Chief of Psychology at Shriners Children’s Chicago, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Clinical Professor of Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Dr. Zebracki received her BS from Northwestern University and MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Zebracki completed her psychology residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago (now Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago) and fellowship at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Zebracki is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions of Pediatric Psychology and Rehabilitation Psychology) and of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA). And Dr. Zebracki is an active clinician, researcher, and educator, whose clinical interests are in the care of youth with physical disabilities and chronic health conditions. Dr. Zebracki’s research is in the area of psychosocial and medical outcomes of youth with spinal cord dysfunctions, including spinal cord injury and spina bifida.

Please visit the donation page on our website to make your reservation. Reservations per person are $30 in advance by using the donation page, and $40 at the event.

Attire is business casual. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Learn more about the 2023 Socrates Award recipients

Annually, both new and past Socrates Award recipients are recognized for their daily pursuit of a “healthy mind in a healthy body” in the face of true adversity. Please join us to celebrate these incredible individuals whose inner discipline and mental toughness is an inspiration for us all.

If you know somebody whom you believe would be an excellent recipient of this award and the ideals it represents, please visit where nominations for the 2024 Socrates Awards are now open.