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The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. 

Our mission

To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our vision

A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Our history

Founded in 1981, the St. Louis Chapter started as a support group. Meanwhile, over in Columbia, a group of caregivers gathered to discuss caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Together, they created a support network that grew each year until in 1985 when the Alzheimer’s Association Mid-Missouri Chapter signed an official charter.

Later, the Southwest Missouri Chapter was incorporated in 1987 with a group of volunteers dedicated to reaching out to the needs of people in southwest Missouri trying to cope with Alzheimer's disease. 

After merging Mid-Missouri and the Southwest Missouri chapters in July 2013, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter was created and offered services and support to individuals living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia in central, northeast and southwest Missouri.

On July 1, 2017, the Greater Missouri and St. Louis Chapters combined to make one big chapter, known as Greater Missouri. The newly formed chapter has a service area encompassing 96 counties - 86 in Missouri and 10 in Illinois. The chapter continues to be served by the existing offices and staff in St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia, Missouri.
 
Combining staff and resources and building capacity in a vast volunteer base will provide the newly-formed Greater Missouri chapter with increased capacity to reach and serve more people. This will result in an expansion of existing services, and the introduction and increased access to additional support and services for families living with Alzheimer’s. 

 

Better Business Bureau

The Alzheimer's Association has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. See the full report here.

Annual Report


The prior Greater Missouri Chapter was run by the national organization, the annual report and financials can be found here. The prior St. Louis Chapter's last three annual reports can be found below.     2014 2015 2016 

Financial Statements

The former St. Louis Chapter financial statements for the last three fiscal year's are below.

FY14 Audited Financial Statements
FY15 Audited Financial Statements
FY16 Audited Financial Statements    

2013 Form 990 FY14
2014 Form 990 FY15
2015 Form 990 FY16

IRS Tax Exempt Status


Board of Directors

Karen Bedell, Co-Chair
Bruce Robison, Co-Chair
Abby Akin
John Boyle
Brian Buckley
Michael Claiborne
Helen M. Cripps, Esquire
Frank J. Dellaquila
Michael S. Donnelly
Brad Farrell
Linda Fisher
Randall Graham
George Grossberg, M.D.
James Hardin
Danielle R. Harrison
Phillip E. Hickman
Cameron Jones, Esquire
Ryan Jones, Psy.D.
Jerry W. Kiesling, MSW, LCSW
Drew McLaughlin, CPA, CEPA
John C. Morris, M.D.
Lisa W. Nouss
David Payne
John Turner Peters
Douglass Petty, Ph.D.
Marcia Rauwerdink
Rodger O. Riney
Lonni Schicker, Ed.D., RN
Mark Schupp
Jennifer Seiwert
Joel I. Shenker, M.D., Ph.D.
Jesse C. Swanigan
Judy Tobben
David Tomlinson
John Tracy
Jackie Walters
Mary Joan Wood

Director Emeritus
Joanne Knight

 


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.