MS Hope Foundation Takes On Tom Sherak’s Name

Exec had launched foundation

The MS Hope Foundation has re-named itself as the Tom Sherak MS Foundation in honor of its founder, who died Tuesday.

Annis Kishner, president of the foundation’s board, said, “To honor Tom’s memory and his uncompromising resolve to raise both awareness and the research funds needed to counterattack multiple sclerosis we are renaming our organization effectively immediately the Tom Sherak MS Hope Foundation. Tom gave us all hope. He continues to inspire us, and we pledge in his memory to continue his fight against MS with equal energy and determination. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom’s family.”

Sherak was an enthusiastic support of charities, including spearheading the annual MS Dinner for Champions, which raised millions for multiple sclerosis research, among many other philanthropic activities. His daughter Melissa has MS.

“It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of our founder Tom Sherak,” Kishner said. “We along with the countless people who suffer from this terrible disease with no known cure have lost a great friend. Tom was our inspiration and, while he might not agree, our leader. He continually rallied us to step up our efforts to fight this incapacitating condition that plagues not only his daughter but millions worldwide. We will miss his infectious spirit of optimism that we can make a difference in the lives of those who suffer daily.”

More Film

  • 'The Thousand Faces of Dunjia' Review

    Film Review: 'The Thousand Faces of Dunjia'

    The MS Hope Foundation has re-named itself as the Tom Sherak MS Foundation in honor of its founder, who died Tuesday. Annis Kishner, president of the foundation’s board, said, “To honor Tom’s memory and his uncompromising resolve to raise both awareness and the research funds needed to counterattack multiple sclerosis we are renaming our organization […]

  • 'Shape of Water,' 'I Tonya' Box

    Awards Contenders 'Shape of Water,' 'I, Tonya' Shine in Limited Release

    The MS Hope Foundation has re-named itself as the Tom Sherak MS Foundation in honor of its founder, who died Tuesday. Annis Kishner, president of the foundation’s board, said, “To honor Tom’s memory and his uncompromising resolve to raise both awareness and the research funds needed to counterattack multiple sclerosis we are renaming our organization […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $230 Million at International Box Office

    The MS Hope Foundation has re-named itself as the Tom Sherak MS Foundation in honor of its founder, who died Tuesday. Annis Kishner, president of the foundation’s board, said, “To honor Tom’s memory and his uncompromising resolve to raise both awareness and the research funds needed to counterattack multiple sclerosis we are renaming our organization […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi..Captain Phasma

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Soars to $220 Million Opening Weekend

    The MS Hope Foundation has re-named itself as the Tom Sherak MS Foundation in honor of its founder, who died Tuesday. Annis Kishner, president of the foundation’s board, said, “To honor Tom’s memory and his uncompromising resolve to raise both awareness and the research funds needed to counterattack multiple sclerosis we are renaming our organization […]

  • Les Arcs Film Festival

    Les Arcs European Film Festival's Industry Village Kicks Off with Strong Roster

    The MS Hope Foundation has re-named itself as the Tom Sherak MS Foundation in honor of its founder, who died Tuesday. Annis Kishner, president of the foundation’s board, said, “To honor Tom’s memory and his uncompromising resolve to raise both awareness and the research funds needed to counterattack multiple sclerosis we are renaming our organization […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to $215 Million Opening Weekend

    The MS Hope Foundation has re-named itself as the Tom Sherak MS Foundation in honor of its founder, who died Tuesday. Annis Kishner, president of the foundation’s board, said, “To honor Tom’s memory and his uncompromising resolve to raise both awareness and the research funds needed to counterattack multiple sclerosis we are renaming our organization […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    The MS Hope Foundation has re-named itself as the Tom Sherak MS Foundation in honor of its founder, who died Tuesday. Annis Kishner, president of the foundation’s board, said, “To honor Tom’s memory and his uncompromising resolve to raise both awareness and the research funds needed to counterattack multiple sclerosis we are renaming our organization […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content