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The Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Maryland Chapter  

In 1980, when the Alzheimer’s Association was established, there was little printed information about Alzheimer’s disease. There were no available treatments, and health care professionals knew very little about the illness. Families caring for loved ones with this illness were essentially on their own. The Alzheimer’s Association was established to fill a support and information gap for families and to advocate for research for treatment and prevention.

Since 1980, the Greater Maryland Chapter, which began as a support group at Johns Hopkins, has grown to an organization with 26 staff members and more than 300 volunteers. The organization services 14,000 people a year through a full array of essential services including more than 50 support groups, a 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900, MedicAlert + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® and educational programs. Through its advocacy and public policy efforts, the Alzheimer’s Association is a vital force for enhancing the quality of dementia care, for promoting supportive services for caregivers and for increasing federal funding for Alzheimer’s research.

Together with families, health care providers, policy makers, researchers and donors, the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, strives for excellence- to ensure better care, to develop better programs, to advance knowledge and understanding about this illness and to achieve its goal of creating a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

 

VISION
A world without Alzheimer’s disease®

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.

CORE VALUES
The Alzheimer's Association's core values are forged by our commitment to the highest ethical standards and drive our priorities, commitments and organizational decisions. Our reputation is the ultimate asset, and these core values guide our behaviors, judgments and how we accomplish our mission.

Integrity
We assure and maintain transparency in our relationships with each other and with our various constituencies.

Commitment to Excellence
We lead through innovation, maximize technology to its fullest and relentlessly increase our knowledge.

Inclusiveness

We operate in a spirit of inclusiveness by providing opportunities and forums for our many stakeholders to be represented and heard across activities throughout the Association.

Diversity
We vigorously encourage and welcome the power of diversity, especially those who have been underserved or under-represented.

Consumer Focus

We seek to understand, learn from and meet the needs of individuals with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers.

Accountability

We keep our commitments and make measurable progress to achieve our mission.

 

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Financial information

The Greater Maryland is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses 78% funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.

For campaign finance numbers, visit our Other Ways to Donate page.

ANNUAL REPORT Fiscal Year 2014: July 1 2013 - June 30, 2014  

Statements of Activities and Changes in Net Assets
Years ended June 30, 2014 and 2013

 

2014

 2013

     
Support and Other Revenue

$3,006,982 

 $2,663,245

     
Expenses    
Program

$1,995,866

$2,122,376

Management & General

$158,926

$118,373

Fundraising

$314,335

$284,106

 

$2,469,127

$2,524,855

     
Change in Net Assets 

 $663,467

 $138,390

   
Net Assets Beginning of the Period

 $2,474,546

$2,336,156

     
Net Assets End of the Period

 $3,138,013

$2,474,546

 

Statements of Financial Position
June 30, 2014 and 2013

 

 2014

 2013

ASSETS    
   CURRENT ASSETS     
        Cash & Equivalents

 $587,688

$545,572

        Receivables

 $447,635

$268,693

        Other Current Assets

$97,060

$113,297

Current Assets

 $1,132,383

$927,562

   
INVESTMENTS 

 $2,020,480

$1,787,352

   
NET PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT

 $41,315

$35,990

     
OTHER ASSETS

 $27,468

$43,463

Total Assets

 $3,221,646

$2,794,367

   
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS     
   CURRENT LIABILITIES    
        Accounts Payable

 $30,679

$121,311

        Accrued Liabilities

 $52,954

$196,851

        Deferred Revenue

 $0

$1,659

Current Liabilities

 $83,633

$319,821

   

Total Liabilities

 $83,633

$319,821

     
NET ASSETS 

 $3,138,013

$2,474,546

     

TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS

 $3,221,646

$2,794,367

 

 2014

 2013

Public Support    
    Contributions

 $496,412

 $329,229

    Special Events

 $1,443,945

 $1,486,165

    Grants

 $196,122

 $301,515

    Bequests

 $604,003

 $142,933

    Programs                      $76,005

                 $90,036

    Other

 $316,107

 $228,878

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses    
     Family Services 

 $816,028

 $905,164

     Education & 
     Public Awareness

 $1,179,298

 $1,215,921

     Fundraising

 $314,335

 $284,106

     Management

 $158,926

 $118,373

     Research

 $540

 $1,291

 

990: Return of Organization Exempt for Income Tax FY '14

Financial Statements FY '14
                             

                            

                              

 

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Highlights of 2014

Click here to view the 2014 Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter Impact Statement

 

Strategic plan

Click here to view the FY15-FY17 Alzheimer's Association Strategic Plan

 

Board of Directors – Greater Maryland Chapter

Officers

Cathy Neuman, President
Jeffrey H. Scherr, Vice-President
Brian J. Scheinberg, Treasurer
Jackalyn Noller, Secretary

Directors 
  
Reginald S. Avery, Ph.D.
Susan Baker
Roger S. Clark
John F. (Jef) Eyring
George Grose
Ernestine Jones Jolivet
Karen S. Kauffman, Ph.D., CRNP, BC
Joyce A. Kuhns, Esq.
Judy Lancaster 
Cecile Perich
John F. Schulze, Jr. (Past President)
David B. Wooding

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Staff listing

Cass Naugle, Executive Director  
mnaugle@alz.org 

 

Timonium Office:  

Kristina Beese, Development Associate
kbeese@alz.org

Teri Bennett, Helpline Coordinator
tbennett@alz.org 

Janine-Marie Boulad, Volunteer Coordinator
jboulad@alz.org

Junnell Daniels, Education Coordinator
jdaniels@alz.org

Michele Distler, Development Manager
mdistler@alz.org

Alexandra Doumani, Data Entry Coordinator
adoumani@alz.org

Kisha James, Associate Director - Special Events
kjames@alz.org

Elizabeth Li, Communications Coordinator
ecli@alz.org

Laurie M. Maas, Data Specialist
lmaas@alz.org

Danilsa Marciniak, Operations Manager
dmarciniak@alz.org

Shelley Northern Jennings, Family Care Coordinator
snorthern@alz.org

Katherine Pabich, Office Assistant
kpabich@alz.org  

Judy Peterson, Accountant
jpeterson@alz.org 

Ilene Rosenthal, Program Director
irosenthal@alz.org

Ellen L. Torres, Development Director
etorres@alz.org
 
Robert Winneberger, Finance Director
bwinneberger@alz.org

Yolanda Wright, Early Stage/Support Group Coordinator 
ywright@alz.org
 

Frederick Office:

Susan Dwyer, MSW, LCSW-C, Education Coordinator
susdwyer@alz.org

Donna M. Fost, MSW, LCSW-C, Education Coordinator
dfost@alz.org

Heather Gable, DNP, MS, RN, LNHA, Education Coordinator
hgable@alz.org

Cathy Hanson, Program Coordinator
chanson@alz.org

Talmadge Payton, Development Assistant
tpayton@alz.org  

Robin Rose, Development Manager
rrose@alz.org

 

Salisbury Office:

Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Education Consultant
jen@jenerationshealth.com

Damian Magarelli, Development Manager
dmagarelli@alz.org

Amy Schine, Education Consultant
amys@geried.com

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Our history

In the process of working with families of persons with Alzheimer's disease, the staff at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions recognized that most of the caregivers were not only heavily encumbered but considered themselves as having a unique burden. The staff arranged for these family caregivers to meet and discuss individual problems and coping strategies. Those involved found this excellent therapy and readily responded to the suggestion that the "self-help support group" concept be extended to others outside of the Johns Hopkins arena.

After several informal discussions with a number of caregivers, the Johns Hopkins staff arranged for an organizational meeting in the fall of 1979. Interim officers were selected and the nucleus of a formal group was formed. By-laws were written and the group was officially incorporated in the State of Maryland on the 25th of February 1980. Within a few months initial IRS approval was obtained. The principal goals of the organization were concern for persons affected and their families, the education of the medical community as well as the public and the pursuit of research. The name of the group was the Alzheimer's Disease Association of Maryland (ADAM).

At about the same time that ADAM was forming there was a move on the part of several existing groups around the country to form a National organization, the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, to speak with one voice on behalf of persons with Alzheimer's and their families. A member of ADAM attended an initial meeting in New York City and shortly thereafter ADAM sent a letter of intent to join the nationwide group. The organization was accepted in June of 1980 and has been an affiliated chapter ever since.

From 1980 to 1985 the Association was operated by a volunteer board of caregivers and health care professionals. In 1985 the Association obtained donated office space at Dundalk Senior Center and hired the first staff person. The organization moved to larger quarters on 25th Street in downtown Baltimore in December in 1986. At that time the organization experienced rapid growth and quickly outgrew this space. In December of 1989 the offices were moved to Belvedere Square and again to our present quarters at 1850 York Road to accommodate the growing programs. 

The organization currently has 28 staff and over 250 volunteers who carry out the work of the Association. The organization budget has grown from $50,000 in 1986 to over $2.1 million in 2000. The Association offers a full array of services to families including support groups, family care coordination, respite care, Helpline, the Safe Return program and education and training programs.

There are currently over 86,000 persons with Alzheimer's disease in Maryland. The Alzheimer's Association, both locally and nationally, strives to be the primary resource for information and support for families coping with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

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Counties we serve:

Allegany Harford
Anne Arundel Howard
Baltimore Kent
Baltimore City Queen Anne's
Caroline Somerset
Carroll Talbot
Cecil Washington
Dorchester Wicomico
Frederick Worcester
Garrett

Counties in Maryland served by the National Capital Area Chapter: Montgomery, Prince George's, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's.

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Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, is certified under the Maryland NonProfits Standards of Excellence. In 1999, the year of the certification’s inception, the Alzheimer’s Association was one of the first seven non-profits in Maryland to reach the stretching standards of the Standards of Excellence program. To meet the rigorous requirements for this certification, the chapter scrutinized every aspect of operations and submitted lengthy documentation demonstrating compliance with 55 Standards for Excellence. A panel of independent peer reviewers conducted an “ethics review” of the chapter’s programs, management, fundraising and financial practices.

For the third time since 1999, the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, has been awarded the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organization’s Seal of Excellence for successfully completing the Standards for Excellence re-certification program. Once again, the Alzheimer’s Association voluntarily opened itself to scrutiny by a “jury of its peers.” The peer review team examined the Alzheimer’s Association for compliance with the Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.

The Standards for Excellence are based on fundamental values such as honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, compassion, and accountability. The Alzheimer’s Association’s programs and services, management, fundraising and financial practices were re-examined in depth before the certification was again awarded.

Cass Naugle, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association comments, “Once again submitting to the scrutiny required for certification under the Standards for Excellence wasn’t easy, but it was a worthwhile process. This seal shows we have continued to take every step to ensure we’re serving the community and operating in an ethical and upright way and we’re proud to wear it. We will continue to strive for excellence - to ensure better care, to develop better programs, to advance knowledge and understanding about this disease and to achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.”

This certification allows the organization to display the Seal of Excellence on chapter publications for a three-year period, a symbol that identifies the Alzheimer’s Association as an ethical and accountable organization, dedicated to upholding the highest level of excellence within the nonprofit sector in management, finance, fundraising and service delivery.

 

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Alzheimer's Association

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