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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 32 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 eighty-three percent funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.

FY11 Audited Financial Statements

FY12 Audited Financial Statements

FY13 Audited Financial Statements

FY14 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.

2010 Form 990, FY2011

2011 Form 990, FY2012  FY12 Extension Form

2012 Form 990 FY13

2013 Form 99 FY14

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.

2011 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report Funding/Expenses
2014 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

From fiscal year 2012 through 2014, the Association’s strategic plan aims to advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.  This plan is the most aggressive and most measurable in the history of our organization.  We have a responsibility to respond to this epidemic, and we are doing so, collectively across the country

Goal 1: Increasing Concern and Awareness
Strategic Objective: Increase the momentum of the Alzheimer’s disease movement by 1) measurably increasing concern annually in the general population about Alzheimer’s disease as a critical public health issue; and 2) doubling unaided awareness of the Alzheimer’s Association among the Champions audience.

Goal 2: Advancing Public Policy
Strategic Objective: Advance public policy by securing governmental action to increase federal research investment to $2 billion, create early detection and care planning initiatives, create a federal Alzheimer plan, and implement coordinated nationwide state policy priorities.

Goal 3: Enhancing Care and Support
Strategic Objective: The Alzheimer's Association will be an early and ongoing point of contact for at least 50 percent of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, either directly or through a caregiver.

Goal 4: Accelerating Research
Strategic Objective: Accelerate progress in global Alzheimer research by increasing funding by the Association, engaging more people in Alzheimer science priorities, leading global efforts to advance key issues and supporting emerging needs.

Goal 5: Growing Revenue Support of the Mission
Strategic Objective: Achieve significantly greater Association-wide mission impact by growing contributed revenue at a minimum annual growth rate of 6 percent in FY12, 8 percent in FY13, and 10 percent in FY14 by increasing the number of donors and donations and by investing in both short and
longer-term growth strategies.

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Board of Directors – St. Louis Chapter

Executive Committee
Christopher A. Iselin
Sandy Jaffe
Morton Brown

Amy Bollinger
John Boyle
Randall Graham
Douglass Petty, PhD
Mark Schupp

Stacy Tew-Lovasz

Carroll Rodriguez

Martha Aoun
Karen Bedell
Bill Brinkmeyer
David Brodsky
Brian Buckley
Jan Cerny
Michael Claiborne
Frank J. Dellaquila
George Grossberg, M.D.
James Hardin
Joanne Knight
Cathy Malear
Drew McLaughlin, CPA
John C. Morris, M.D.
Barbara Morriss
David Payne
Rodger O. Riney
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.