Graphic of the Zia Sun Symbol, which originated with the Indians of Zia Pueblo in ancient times. The Zia believe that in this great brotherhood of all things, man has four sacred obligations: he must develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit, and a devotion to the welfare of his people.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the David and Minnie Meyerson Foundation is to identify, promote and support endeavors likely to benefit people with disabilities, with a focus on children with disabilities.

The Meyerson Foundation is a private operating foundation under IRS §4942 (j)(3). As such, the foundation directs its own projects independently and/or in partnership with other non-profit organizations.

In addition, because the Meyerson Foundation is a private operating foundation under IRS §4942, contributors qualify for the same degree of tax deduction as for charitable contributions to a public foundation.



The David and Minnie Meyerson Foundation

The Foundation and its Projects


The David and Minnie Meyerson Foundation's goal is to identify, promote and support endeavors likely to benefit children with disabilities and their families.

As a private operating foundation, the Meyerson Foundation implements, administers, and directs its own projects either independently or in conjunction with other non-profit organizations. Projects may vary in structure and involve a variety of disciplines and activities, all with the ultimate goal of benefiting children with disabilities.









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Graphic of the Zia Sun Symbol, which originated with the Indians of Zia Pueblo in ancient times. The Zia believe that in this great brotherhood of all things, man has four sacred obligations: he must develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit, and a devotion to the welfare of his people.

Founders

Lee Meyerson and Nancy Kerr dedicated themselves to improving the lives of children with disabilities through research and practice in the areas of rehabilitation, somatopsychology and child psychology.

Both were highly honored professors at Arizona State University. Both were disabled themselves. Dr. Meyerson became completely deaf at the age of 12 as a result of osteomyelitis. In addition, he coped with substantial orthopedic disabilities. Dr. Kerr contracted polio in 1956, at the age of 22, and her legs were completely paralyzed as a result.

Dr. Meyerson and Dr. Kerr came to see their disabilities as opportunities to contribute.

Their final effort toward the welfare of people with disabilities was the creation of the David & Minnie Meyerson Foundation as a means of continuing their work after their passing. (David & Minnie were Dr. Meyerson's parents.)

Please read more about our founders on their bio pages: