Giving Tuesday
Home | News | Events | Press | Contact  

About UseNewsletterMessage BoardsAction CenterAdvocateWalk to End Alzheimer’sShopDonate

Find your chapter:

search by state

In My Community

Weekly e-news

We will not share your information.

A Best Place to Work
Memories in the Making Art & Wine Auction
Text Size controlsNormal font sizeMedium font sizeLarge font size


Memories in the Making Art & Wine Auction


The Alzheimer's Association hosted a most successful sold out 12th Annual Memories in the Making Art and Wine Auction at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.  Our Master of  Ceremonies Dennis O’Donnell, sports director from KPIX, led us all during the evening’s program, the Carlson family shared their personal journey with this disease and our auctioneer, Bob Dutcher, helped us reach our live auction goals.   There were over 360 guests, a record number of attendees enjoyed a wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres reception and, they were entertained by the soft jazz of the Magnolia Jazz Band.  With over 230 silent auction packages, 20 live auction items and our Fund-A-Need portion of the evening, the event raised over $187,000!

The highlight of this year’s auction was of course the artwork and those that create it in the Memories in the Making program. Our top selling auction prizes were a unique Jade sculpture by artist, Lyle Sopel and the water color art piece that was selected for all our promotional items for this year’s auction. Both items sold for $4000 each. 

Memories in the Making™ is a unique program of creative expression for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Through art and the creative process, these individuals speak to us, offering an essence of themselves. The art they produce is a tangible means of expression which speaks to their families, their professional caregivers and to the public.

We thank all those who attended and supported this event in so many ways and, we look forward to seeing all of you at next year’s event, on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. 

See photos from the 2015 event.

Read about a few of our artists' on our blog.









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.