The Alzheimer's Association relies on the generosity of its donors to fund the services and programs critical to individuals and families living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Donations also serve to fund advancements in research providing increased understanding of the disease eventually leading to new treatments and prevention. Thank you for considering the Association as the recipient of your giving.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a tax-deductible organization with a 501(c)(3) designation and is accredited by the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
Anytime you are making decisions about giving to a non-profit, it’s always a good idea to do your homework and determine the credibility of the organization in which you are interested as well as whether they are good stewards of donations by reviewing their expense to revenue ratio (how much do they spend to raise each $1).
For more information about how non-profit organizations are rated for their financial management and donation stewardship, go to GuideStar or Charity Navigator.
How to Get Involved
With an ever increasing number of people being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and coming to the Alzheimer's Association for help, your donations are a critical source of funding for the programs and services we provide at no cost to families in Colorado.
Here is what your donation means in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease:
$20 = Early Stage Strategy Kits for four people newly diagnosed with Early Stage Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
$30 = Education class for a family caregiver to obtain essential knowledge, coping techniques and caregiving skills.
$50 = Two Helpline Calls made by weary, anxious caregivers in need of assistance, often in the middle of the night.
$100= One hour of personal one-to-one care consultation—a critical time when a stress-reducing coping tool is offered to a caregiver.
Join the Alois Alzheimer’s Society with your gift of $1,000 or more. There are multiple benefits of membership and this group of donors provides important ongoing support of our mission. Please contact Robyn Moore at email@example.com or call 303-813-1669 for more information.
Receive positive recognition and high visibility for your business or community organization by sponsoring one of our special events. Most of our events offer statewide sponsorship opportunities. Choose to sponsor one or more of the following events: Reason to Hope events, Golf Tournament, Memories in the Making Art Auction, or Walk to End Alzheimer's. These events provide great opportunities for individual and team participation. For information about sponsoring a special event, please contact Jill Lorentz at 303.813.1669.
Employee giving programs make it easy for individuals to contribute to the work of the Alzheimer's Association by designating a specific amount to be deducted from their paychecks. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple your gift! Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Check with your company to see if they have a matching gift policy. If you do not have a program in place, we can help design a convenient plan. If you have an existing employee giving program, please consider the Alzheimer's Association as your designated charity. For more information please contact Renee Herrera at 303.813.1669.
An estate plan consists of documents that direct those who survive you to distribute your assets according to your wishes. Estate planning documents include wills, living trusts, advanced directives and life insurance policies, , to name a few. A carefully drafted estate plan will make certain that your asset distribution to heirs is thoughtfully prepared, and charitable wishes are fulfilled while minimizing the tax consequences to your family. Estate and financial planning becomes especially important to families managing Alzheimer’s disease. We have a number of resources available online that can help you navigate the unique challenges of estate planning by clicking here .
A planned gift is a gift made through your estate and/or financial plan. There are a number of creative ways to structure a gift that has benefits to you and potentially, your children or heirs. If you have questions or would like to include the Alzheimer’s Association in your estate planning or have questions about gift planning, please contact Carol Miller by clicking here: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 720-635-9991.
Make your gift a lasting legacy by including a bequest to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado in your will.
For any bequest, you will need the legal name and tax i.d. of the Alzheimer’s Association. Our legal name is: the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., Colorado Chapter. Our tax i.d. number is: 84-0908354. Our address is: 455 Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO, 80203.
The official bequest language for Alzheimer’s Association is: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."
For additional information on bequests types and how you would like the Association to use your gift please pick from one of these four options listed below:
- A specific bequest gives us a particular piece of property. If you disposed of the property before your death, we won't receive your intended gift because we cannot claim any other property.
- A general bequest gives us a stated sum of money. If there is insufficient cash in your estate to cover the bequest, other assets will be sold for cash to honor your wishes for us.
- A residuary bequest gives the "rest, residue and remainder" of your estate, or, more commonly, a percentage of the residue after all other bequests, debts and taxes have been paid.
- A contingent bequest requires a certain event to occur before the gift can happen. For example, you could bequeath funds to a family member provided that person survives you; if not, the funds would then go to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Then decide how you would like the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado to use your gift?
- An unrestricted bequest allows us to use the assets in the most beneficial way.
- A restricted bequest allows you to specify how we are to use the funds. Do you have a particular program, service or research project of interest? Contact us in advance to explore the options and be certain your intent can be fulfilled.
Did you know? You can make your bequest in honor or in memory of someone special. Please contact the Association at 303-813-1669 or email@example.com to learn more.
Let us know of your plans.
Please contact Carol Miller at 303-813-1669 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know when you have made plans for such a gift. We would appreciate the opportunity to thank you for your generosity. We are committed to honoring your wishes regarding anonymity and maintaining communication.
Have a car you no longer drive? A boat that no longer floats? A motorcycle that has lost its appeal? Make a difference to our mission by donating your vehicle to the Alzheimer’s Association. We will pick up the car at no charge. Easy for you and a great benefit to us and our service to the families of Colorado.
For more information, please call Michelle Nelson at 303.813.1669.
Tree of Hope
Add a Leaf to the Tree of Hope. Each leaf on the Tree of Hope is inscribed with the name of the individual, group or event being honored or remembered. Beautifully painted murals are permanently installed in the Denver, Colorado Springs and Ft. Collins offices. Copper, silver and gold leaves are available and you may tailor your leaf. For more information or to purchase a leaf on the Tree of Hope, please contact Renee Herrera at 303.813.1669.
Virtual Tribute Wall
Remember a loved one who has died of Alzheimer’s or another dementia, or honor someone living with the disease or a special caregiver. Post a message and a photograph online here.