Alzheimer’s Association – Use of Funds Statement
The Greater Wisconsin Chapter serves 52 counties in Wisconsin and one county in Minnesota. Our services are delivered by dedicated staff working out of 8 outreach offices. Our staff provides care, services, support, education and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease, their families, their care partners and professional health care providers. Locally, our chapter area serves over 50,000 people through our core services at a cost of over $1 million annually. All dollars to support these programs must be raised by our chapter. We receive NO state or federal funding.
We are proud that 75% of every dollar received by the association is spent on local outreach programs, support groups, care consultations, research and advocacy! Our Board of Directors and countless volunteers help us to maintain one of the lowest administrative ratios in the industry!
In May 2010, Alzheimer's disease became the sixth-leading cause of death according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. As our population ages, these numbers continue to rise. Alzheimer’s disease is the public health threat of the 21st century and triples healthcare costs for Americans age 65 and older.
Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Until that time comes, we are dedicated to enhancing care and support for individuals, their families and their care partners here in Wisconsin. Those we serve depend on the gifts and sponsorships made by businesses, foundations, individuals and special events.
Together, we can continue to meet the needs of families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. We look forward to your support. Our toll-free Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week - 1.800.272.3900.