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The Founders Society

When you share your commitment to the Alzheimer's Association in your estate or financial plan, you become an honored member of our Founders Society.

The Founders Society was created by the Alzheimer’s Association to recognize and honor those extraordinary people who remember the Alzheimer’s Association in their estate plans. Estate gifts include gifts in a will or living trust; charitable trusts or gift annuities that benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and gifts of life insurance, financial accounts or life insurance that are made by designating the Alzheimer’s Association as the beneficiary.

Benefits of Founders Society Membership

“When my mother forgot my birthday, I knew I was losing her. My mother died not once, but twice, and when I die, I can think of no better use of my earthly estate than to have it used for Alzheimer's research. All I needed to do was designate the Alzheimer's Association as the primary beneficiary of my IRA and life insurance policies – which I did, all in a matter of minutes.”

Founders Society member,
San Francisco, CA

Founders Society members are entitled to the following benefits:

  • News about advances in Alzheimer's research, prevention, caregiving and advocacy efforts to make the Alzheimer's crisis a national priority
  • The opportunity to take an active role in awareness and advocacy campaigns
  • Notices of Association events and meetings
  • Complimentary subscription to Aspire Magazine, our philanthropy publication
  • Notifications of Partners in Progress

Are you eligible to join?

The Alzheimer’s Association Planned Gifts staff are experts in estate gifts and will assist you in determining the type of gift that will best meet your financial and philanthropic goals. With your gift, you will make an impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s and leave a lasting legacy.

If you have already included the Alzheimer’s Association in your estate plan, please let us know so we can thank you for your generosity and enroll you as our newest Founders Society member.

Ways to Join:

  • Notify us of your future gift by calling 866.233.5148
  • Contact us by sending an email to plannedgiving@alz.org
  • Mail our staff a note:
    Alzheimer’s Association
    Attention: Planned Giving
    225 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor
    Chicago IL, 60601
  • Complete the web form below

Although not required for Founders Society membership, documentation of your gift will help ensure that your gift is received by us and that it’s used the way you want it to be used.


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“What better way to honor the memory of my courageous husband, Carl, who died in 2009 of Alzheimer’s disease than to name the Alzheimer’s Association in our estate plan. In the last few difficult years for him, I relied on our local chapter to help me help him in his struggle. Carl was a strong advocate for the future, knowing full well that a cure would not come in his lifetime, so his participation in various research projects, as well as his brain donation at death, were his ways of helping. Setting up a planned gift for the Alzheimer’s Association in our estate plan is my way to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s.”

– Founders Society member, West Falmouth MA


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