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The Alzheimer's Association relies on the generosity of its donors to fund the services and programs critical to individuals and families living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Donations also serve to fund advancements in research providing increased understanding of the disease eventually leading to new treatments and prevention. Thank you for considering the Association as the recipient of your giving.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a tax-deductible organization with a 501(c)(3) designation and is accredited by the BBB (Better Business Bureau).

Make a Personal Donation

With an ever increasing number of people being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and coming to the Alzheimer's Association for help, your donations are a critical source of funding for the programs and services we provide at no cost to families in Colorado. Learn more.

Many of our events and programs offer the opportunity to for financial and in-kind sponsorship. If you or your company are interested in being a Sponsor, contact Erin Leeper at eleeper@alz.org or 303.813.1669x258.

Give through Your Workplace

Employee giving programs make it easy for individuals to contribute to the work of the Alzheimer's Association by designating a specific amount to be deducted from their paychecks.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple your gift! Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Check with your company to see if they have a matching gift policy. If you do not have a program in place, we can help design a convenient plan. If you have an existing employee giving program, please consider the Alzheimer's Association as your designated charity. For more information please contact Renee Herrera at 303.813.1669x225.

Another way to give through your workplace is to create a Walk fundraising team. This is a fun way for you and your colleagues to help raise money for the Association. To register, visit: www.alz.org/walk. For more information, please contact Erin Leeper at eleeper@alz.org or 303.813.1669x258. 

Estate Planning

An estate plan consists of documents that direct those who survive you to distribute your assets according to your wishes. Estate planning documents include wills, living trusts, advanced directives and life insurance policies, , to name a few. A carefully drafted estate plan will make certain that your asset distribution to heirs is thoughtfully prepared, and charitable wishes are fulfilled while minimizing the tax consequences to your family. Estate and financial planning becomes especially important to families managing Alzheimer’s disease. We have a number of resources available online that can help you navigate the unique challenges of estate planning by clicking here.


A planned gift is a gift made through your estate and/or financial plan. There are a number of creative ways to structure a gift that has benefits to you and potentially, your children or heirs. If you have questions or would like to include the Alzheimer’s Association in your estate planning or have questions about gift planning, please contact Lora Adams at ladams@alz.org.

Bequests through Wills and Trust

Make your gift a lasting legacy by including a bequest to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado in your will.

For any bequest, you will need the legal name and tax i.d. of the Alzheimer’s Association. Our legal name is: the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., Colorado Chapter. Our tax i.d. number is: 13-3039601.  Our address is: 455 N Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO, 80203.

The official bequest language for Alzheimer’s Association is: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."
For additional information on bequests types and how you would like the Association to use your gift please pick from one of these four options listed below:

A specific bequest gives us a particular piece of property. If you disposed of the property before your death, we won't receive your intended gift because we cannot claim any other property.
A general bequest gives us a stated sum of money. If there is insufficient cash in your estate to cover the bequest, other assets will be sold for cash to honor your wishes for us.

A residuary bequest gives the "rest, residue and remainder" of your estate, or, more commonly, a percentage of the residue after all other bequests, debts and taxes have been paid.
A contingent bequest requires a certain event to occur before the gift can happen. For example, you could bequeath funds to a family member provided that person survives you; if not, the funds would then go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Did you know? You can make your bequest in honor or in memory of someone special. Please contact us 303.813.1669x204 to let us know when you have made plans for such a gift. We would appreciate the opportunity to thank you for your generosity. We are committed to honoring your wishes regarding anonymity and maintaining communication.

Have a car you no longer drive? A boat that no longer floats? A motorcycle that has lost its appeal? Make a difference to our mission by donating your vehicle to the Alzheimer’s Association. We will pick up the car at no charge. Easy for you and a great benefit to us and our service to the families of Colorado.
For more information, please call Nancy at 303.813.1669x204.

Tax Checkoff

Getting a refund on your state taxes this year? Please consider donating all or a portion of your refund to the Alzheimer's Association. 
How does a taxpayer make a gift to the Alzheimer’s Association?

Making a donation is easy! Print the amount that you would like to donate on line 28 of your Colorado State Tax return form 104, then attach form DR0104CH and designate Alzheimer's Association Fund line 16 with the amount of your donation. You can do this yourself, or ask your tax preparer to do it on your behalf. 
Not getting a return? You can still follow the same directions and include the amount with your check to Colorado Dept of Revenue, and they will send your contribution directly to us.

About Checkoff Colorado

Checkoff Colorado is a collaboration of 19 statewide non-profit organizations eligible for voluntary contributions on the Colorado state income tax form. Colorado was the first state in the country (1977) to allow a taxpayer to “checkoff” a voluntary contribution to a non-profit organization. Each organization listed on the Colorado tax checkoff has completed a rigorous review process and has been approved by the Colorado State Legislature. After three years, an organization must go before the legislature for renewal.

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