Margo Steinfeld Memorial Fund: Supporting the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

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Margo Steinfeld...Forever in Our Hearts

It is with great sorrow, Margo Steinfeld passed away on May 9th, 2018 following a fatal stroke. She fell asleep peacefully following an active morning of playing tennis and socializing with close friends.  

Margo was a huge force in this world to her patients, family, and friends.  She will be missed deeply and remembered dearly.

Margo never stopped evolving.  She only stopped moving to deliberately meditate, breathe, or sleep.  Margo embraced nearly every moment ensuring it was “quality” time.  She was a committed student of life and mentor to so many.  She never stopped socializing and trying to "carry" other people's pain, troubles, or insecurities.   Margo had a tremendous capacity to empathize. Most can remember her “deep cleansing breath” as she became “one” with your heart with hopes of nurturing you back to wellness.

Margo's generosity was finalized when she chose to be an organ donor. The dynamics of her isolated brain injury and near perfect health made her a perfect candidate.  Donating a liver and two kidneys, Margo's soul will continue to live through others and connect us all. This contribution includes the countless lives she influenced, affected, and saved through skilled counseling and a tender heart.  Margo was a true hero.

Margo is survived by her lifeblood Shelly.  Shelly is among the most genuine, emotionally grounded people we know.  We are so thankful that Margo and Shelly were able to ground each other, grow together, and bloom as one.  We are forever grateful, overflowing with respect and love for the life you've shared.

We love you Margo. Let's all continue to go on long walks together sharing time.  You are forever in our hearts and minds.

  • Since 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) has awarded more than $380 million to fund more than 5,500 grants to more than 4,500 scientists around the world.
  • According to the Rand Corporation, BBRF is the nation’s top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants.
  • The mission of the Foundation is to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
  • 100% of contributions for research are invested in research grants to neuroscientists thanks to the generous support of two family foundations which cover BBRF operating expenses.
  • The Foundation only funds scientists whose research is reviewed and recommended by a world-renowned Scientific Council including Nobel Prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments.


Learn more about the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.