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About Us
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Annual Report
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Board of Directors
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About Us

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota has been providing services, information, and advocacy for more than 30 years to people with dementia, their families and health care providers.

This Chapter is one of seven founding chapters of the National Alzheimer's Association, headquartered in Chicago. It was started by family caregivers, led by Hilda Pridgeon, who came together around a common need of getting support and help for their loved ones with dementia. Since 1979, our donor-supported, nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.

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.®

Community Health Charities

The Alzheimer’s Association is a member charity of Community Health Charities, an alliance of leading nonprofit health research and service organizations whose mission is to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services, and education.

Accountability Standards

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota has undergone a review by the Charities Review Council, which evaluated our public disclosure, financial activities, governance and fundraising. This review determined that the Association meets the Council’s accountability standards — demonstrating our integrity and transparency to the people who support us. To see the Council’s full report, click here.

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Financial Information

The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

More information about our use of funds.
Donor Honor Roll (PDF)
View the Association's recent IRS 990 form (PDF)
IRS e-file Signature Authorization (PDF)

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Refund Policy

The Alzheimer's Association does not refund educational registration fees unless the Association cancels the event.

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Annual Report

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Annual Meeting


Join us for our Annual Meeting and Research Update - date for 2016 TBD.

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Board of Directors

Mark Chronister - Chronister Strategies, Ltd.

Vice Chair
Tabitha Montgomery - Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Patrick Boldischar - Abbot Downing

John Knapp - Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Denise Anderson - Sit Investment Associates
Bradley W. Bartle - BlueCross BlueShield of North Dakota
Liz Canis - Canis Consulting Group
Gretchen Cepek - Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Rocky Cofer - Retired, Principal Trinity High School
Andrew Davis - Center for Healthy Aging, Medica
Pat Fiske - Retired, Chief of Staff – Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek
Suzanne R. Hoppe - Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Susan Astrup Lundquist - Smart-HR
David Lyman - LymanDoran
Breanna C. Olson - Target Corporation
Terry C. Sandvold - Sandvold & Associates
Stephanie Schmid - Lifetouch Portrait Studios
Carol Shapiro - Community Volunteer
Timothy F. Smith - Deloitte Consulting LLP
John Stern - US Bancorp
Heather Strandell - Altru Health System
Michel R. Tietz - Doosan Intracore International, Inc


Carole Lee Randall - Community Volunteer
Carmen Campbell - Community Volunteer

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Employment Opportunities:


Position: Donor Advisor, MN
Location: Edina, MN
Reports To: Central Region Director, Relationship Development & Strategic Giving
Exemption Classification: Exempt

Position: Constituent Event Manager
Location: Edina, MN
Reports To: Director of Events
Exemption Classification: Exempt

Position: Regional Office Assistant
Location: Rochester, MN
Reports To: Operations Manager
Exemption Classification: Non Exempt

Position: Walk Coordinator
Location: Edina, MN
Reports To: Associate Director, Walk
Exemption Classification: Non-Exempt

North Dakota:

Position: Regional Care Consultant
Location: Minot, ND and Williston, ND
Reports To: Western ND Regional Program Manager
Exemption Classification: Exempt


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.