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The Alzheimer’s Association - St. Louis Chapter
Founded in 1981, the St. Louis Chapter has grown from a single support group to the world leader in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  The St. Louis Chapter headquarters are located in St. Louis with outreach staff and services in 38 counties eastern Missouri and western Illinois.  The St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is one of the original nine chapters of the National Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association.  We now have 30 staff members providing support and services to 22,500 people annually, through our 24/7 Helpline, care consultations, MedicAlert®+Safe Return® program, respite assistance program and education classes for families and professionals.    

Skilled volunteers join professional staff at every level of service, from office support to public speaking to leadership. Our more than 30 St. Louis Chapter staff members have over 250 years combined experience in dementia care, gerontology and social work

Alzheimer's Association History

The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. Since our founding in 1980, we have provided nearly $292 million to support research into the prevention, treatment and eventual cure for Alzheimer's.

Our nationwide network of chapters offer frontline support to individuals affected by Alzheimer's with services that include 24/7 information and referral, safety services, and education and support groups.

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.

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Financial Information

The St. Louis Chapter 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 seventy-eight percent of funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.

FY12 Audited Financial Statements

FY13 Audited Financial Statements

FY14 Audited Financial Statements

FY15 Audited Financial Statements

In compliance with the Internal Revenue Service reporting requirements, the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter has published Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, under section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

2011 Form 990, FY2012  FY12 Extension Form

2012 Form 990 FY13

2013 Form 990 FY14

2014 Form 990 FY15

IRS Tax Exempt Status

For information from prior years, please contact the chapter.

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Annual Report

We are gratified to report that with your support, substantial progress is being made in our long-standing battle to defeat Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about how our Association is fighting on your behalf to give everyone a reason to hope, review the St. Louis chapter's Annual Report.

2012 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report Funding/Expenses
2014 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report

For information from prior years, please contact the chapter.

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Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Seal

St. Louis Chapter Earns Honor for fifth time.

For the fifth consecutive year, the St. Louis Chapter has been honored with the Better Business Bureau wise giving seal.  The Chapter is one of 160 St. Louis non-profit organizations to earn this prestigious award. 

To determine who receives the seal, the Wise Giving Alliance evaluates each applicant based on 20 strict guidelines. Evaluation areas include management, effectiveness, finances, fundraising practices and informational materials.

The award allows organizations to display a BBB Wise Giving Alliance seal on their website and other printed material. With thousands of non-profit organizations competing for donations, it is an easy way for potential donors to identify charities that have undergone rigorous evaluation.

A 2001 Alliance survey found that nearly 70% of Americans find it very difficult to determine if a charitable organization asking for donations is legitimate. The Wise Giving Seal gives organizations a way to prove they are ethical and credible.

Organizations that are granted this seal are evaluated on a yearly basis and can be removed from the list if they do not continue to meet the requirements of the program.

Click here or on the BBB seal for the chapter's full report 

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Strategic Plan

To enhance and strengthen its position as the global leader in Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, research and support and to expand the depth, breadth and pace of the entire Alzheimer’s movement, the Alzheimer’s Association® has committed to doing more. The foundation of its FY15 – FY17 strategic plan is a bold, ten-year vision for research and care and support that goes beyond what the Association can achieve on its own.

Goal 1: Increase concern and awareness
Strategic Objective: Strengthen the momentum of the Alzheimer’s movement by increasing concern about Alzheimer’s, increasing unaided awareness of the Alzheimer’s Association in the Champions audience by 50 percent and increasing constituent engagement through activities to support all strategic objectives.

Goal 2: Advancing Public Policy
Strategic Objective: Steadily increase the Association’s influence with policymakers to achieve effective implementation of the National Alzheimer’s Plan and established federal and state policy priorities. Accomplish this by executing strategies to develop knowledgeable, professional, productive relationships with state policymakers; by mobilizing Alzheimer’s advocates in a comprehensive, coordinated and activist-oriented plan to engage their members of Congress; and through the political activities of a respected and growing sister organization, the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM).

Goal 3: Enhancing Care and Support
Strategic Objective: Increase the number of service contacts provided through quality-measured Association programs and services directly delivered through chapters and the national organization through and the Contact Center by 50 percent. Conduct an assessment to identify appropriate standards and evidence-based programs to ensure delivery of quality care, including supportive and diagnostic services. The results of this assessment will lead to collaboration with others within the broader dementia-related field to achieve outcomes.

Goal 4: Accelerating Research
Strategic Objective: Maintain the Association’s leadership role in convening, collaborating and coordinating to advance research and play a significant role in the direction and funding of research into the care, cure and prevention of Alzheimer’s through the expansion of private and public funding efforts.

Goal 5: Growing Revenue Support of the Mission
Strategic Objective: Achieve significantly greater Association-wide mission impact by growing contributed revenue by an average of 8 percent per year and additional growth through 1) a nationwide research campaign seeking to double all Association revenue to $450 million by 2019 and 2) the development of an Association-wide philanthropic culture that fully embraces, prioritizes and invests in partnerships, fundraising and revenue growth priorities as essential keys to the success of the mission.

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Board of Directors – St. Louis Chapter

Executive Committee
John Boyle
Sandy Jaffe
Brian Buckley

Karen Bedell
Amy Bollinger
Randall Graham
David Payne
Douglass Petty, PhD
Mark Schupp

Stacy Tew-Lovasz

David Brodsky
Jan Cerny
Michael Claiborne
Frank J. Dellaquila
George Grossberg, M.D.
James Hardin
Christopher A. Iselin
Joanne Knight
Cathy Malear
Drew McLaughlin, CPA
John C. Morris, M.D.
Lisa W. Nouss
John Turner Peters
Rodger O. Riney
Rick Ross
Jesse C. Swanigan
Judy Tobben
John Tracy
Frank Wolff, Jr.

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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.