On Thursday, September 18, executives from the Barney & Barney Foundation presented Cure SMA with a check for $20,000 to support spinal muscular atrophy research and family support.

Barney & Barney was started in San Diego in 1909 by two brothers. Since then, they have become one of the largest brokerages in the United States. In 2009, to celebrate their 100th anniversary, they created the Barney & Barney Foundation. The foundation has awarded over $1 million to 80 different non-profits in the last five years.

The foundation is made possible by the efforts of Barney & Barney associates and principals.  Through their efforts, grant recipients are nominated, selected, and supported via donation drives, volunteer efforts, and fundraising events. 

Cure SMA was nominated by Tony McIntosh, who is a client executive in Barney & Barney’s Orange County office, along with his wife, Nikki Reyes McIntosh. Tony and Nikki’s son, Miles, has SMA type II. 

Paul Hering, managing principal and CEO, and Arleen Lieberman, principal and Barney & Barney “Rock the Foundation” chairperson, presented the check.

Our thanks to the McIntosh family, Paul Hering, Arleen Lieberman, and all those at the Barney & Barney Foundation for their generosity.