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Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC


About the Event

Our region’s most influential and respected business, political, philanthropic non-profit and civic leaders will come together at the 2nd annual Brain Ball to lead the fight against Alzheimer’s.  The 2nd annual Brain Ball will build on the momentum of last year’s extraordinary success. Led by founding chairs Liz and Tom Donohue, the inaugural event raised more than $1.2 million dollars and elevated the profile of Alzheimer’s and its devastating toll on America’s families. In addition, it raised funds for cutting edge research and critical support services for individuals, families and caregivers facing the daily challenges of the disease.

All proceeds of the Brain Ball support the mission of the Alzheimer's Association 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 is a world without Alzheimer’s. 




Sponsorship opportunities range from $5,000 to $100,000.  Learn more about sponsoring the 2015 Brain Ball.

For more information on how to become a sponsor for this year's Brain Ball, please contact Elliott Gaskins at egaskins@alz.org or at 703.766.9024.



Mark and Liz Ordan
2015 Brain Ball Chairs

Liz and Tom Donohue
Founding Brain Ball Chairs

Jordan Smyth
Board of Directors Chair, Alzheimer’s Association
National Capital Area Chapter

2015 Brain Ball Committee

Peter Abrahams
Steve Anderson
Steve Caldeira
Rose and Bob Cohen
Liz and Tom Donohue
Vanessa Forsythe
Dr. Ed Gwozdz
Mindy Hurwitz
Ray Lewis
John Moore
Jim Nicholson
Jordan Smyth



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.