Have fun and do good by turning your next event into a personal fundraiser. The possibilities are endless and you can create your own unique fundraising experience to support the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Whether you plan to raise money and register your team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, run your first marathon, raise pledges for The Longest Day or hold a specialty home sale party to raise money to support our work across the Greater Michigan Chapter we can help.
Examples of DYI Fundraisers
- A birthday, wedding or anniversary celebration where the honorees ask their guests to make contributions
- Holiday, Super Bowl or wine tasting party where guests bring donations.
- A luncheon or casual dress day hosted by a company or one of its departments.
- A historic homes tour sponsored by a civic organization.
DYI Party Fundraiser
To learn more or to find out how to organize a DYI party fundraiser supporting the Greater Michigan Chapter call 800 272 3900 or email Kelly Bailiff.
1. What is a third-party event?
Third-party events are fundraising activities conducted by non-affiliated group(s) or individual(s) to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. This includes any promotions, special events and parties or sales held with the purpose of raising funds and/or awareness of the Alzheimer’s Association.
2. Am I required to submit my third-party event to the Alzheimer's Association?
Yes, all third-party fundraisers must first be approved by the Alzheimer's Association to ensure all standards and policies are met.
3. How do I submit my third-party events for approval?
Review the third-party event packet and return a completed Event Assessment, which describes the conditions third-party events can be held.
4. Will the Alzheimer's Association staff be able to help me organize my event?
We do not have the resources to provide assistance with event organizations.
5. Can the Alzheimer's Association assist in my event costs?
We do not supply funds to pay for the costs associated with third-party events.
6. If I want to have a raffle, what is required?
Contact the Alzheimer's Association to request a raffle license and guidelines. Please read, sign and return the form to the Association. We reserve the right to deny raffle licenses requests that do not comply with our standards.
7. Am I able to use the Alzheimer's Association logo to promote my event?
When your event has been approved, the Association provides the Have Fun, Do Good, End Alzheimer's logo to use on your marketing materials. We are not permitted to distribute any other logos association with the Alzheimer's Association. Fliers, brochures, etc. must be approved by the Association before distribution. Contact Maureen O'Reilly for more information.
8. Can I provide receipts or a donation acknowledgement letter from the Alzheimer's Association?
We will provide an acknowledgement to the event coordinator for tax purposes. Please note: only donations made directly to the Alzheimer’s Association are tax deductible. Any donations made to the event coordinator are not tax deductible and donors will not be provided a receipt. These funds can be used to help the event coordinator cover the costs of the event.
9. What other ways can I raise funds at my event?
We have wristbands, piggy banks, footballs, etc. available to sell at your event.
10. What publicity does the Alzheimer's Association offer for my event?
We will post the event on our Facebook page. Please allow two months notice to fit into our schedule.
11. Will the Alzheimer's Association provide recognition for third-party events?
Yes, we will recognize donors/individuals who contribute to our organization.
Click here for the third-party assessment form
Click here for third-party donation form