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For more information please call 602-528-0545 and speak to Dan Lawler or Tracy Florom.

Every year the Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter affects the lives of over 100,000 residents of Arizona and southern Nevada facing issues of Alzheimer's disease.

Please consider one of the following opportunities to express your values in a  way that helps us change lives.


Cash and Securities

For new and long–time friends wishing to provide direct support for our work, donations of cash and/or appreciated securities are ideal methods of gifting. Your generosity can bring relief and hope and immediately improve lives.

Your gifts may be unrestricted or, if you wish, earmarked for use in specific Chapter or Regional programs and services.

Contributions by check may be sent to:
Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter
1028 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
or to any Regional office

Contributions may also be made by credit card via On-Line Giving or by calling our Development Office at 602.528.0545.

Stock & Securities
Many Chapter supporters provide support through the transfer of appreciated securities. This is an excellent way to support the Association's mission while leveraging personal assets. You can make a gift of appreciated stock or property and avoid the capital gains tax while receiving a charitable tax deduction. Simply transfer the securities to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Account #250-175248, DTC number: 0015.

Gifts in Kind

A variety of goods and services the chapter purchases for programs, services and events may be donated by individuals and businesses.  If you wish to make this type of donation, please contact our office at 602.528.0545.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving provides an important way to leave a legacy for your family and provide critical support to charitable organizations dear to your heart.

If you already have an Estate Plan in place, or as you decide which type of Estate Plan is most beneficial in fulfilling your needs and those of your family, please consider the impact you can make on the lives of seniors and their caregivers in your community.

Types of Estate Plans

A Will identifies individuals and / or institutions that will receive your possessions after you have passed on. A will enables you to name a guardian for children under 18, provide burial instructions and make gifts to specific charities. A will must go through probate upon your death.

Living Trusts
A Living Trust, combined with a will, enables you to transfer ownership of property to a trust that you control throughout your lifetime. Technically, because you no longer “Own” the transferred property, your executor will avoid probate delays and unnecessary costs when you pass away. Assets held in trust will then be distributed according to your instructions.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
A Charitable Remainder Trust allows you to convert highly appreciated assets, like real estate and stocks, into a lifetime income source. One benefit is that you do not have to pay capital gains taxes on the sale when you die. Instead, the remainder of the trust’s assets goes to your designated charitable organization.

Life Insurance Trusts
A Life Insurance Trust allows your beneficiaries to still receive the proceeds from a life insurance trust, while removing the value of this insurance from your taxable estate.

Tributes and Memorials

The life of each person who has been touched by a spouse, father, mother, friend, or neighbor who has Alzheimer's disease is never the same. Each person is motivated in different ways to help eliminate this disease and help ease the burden of caregivers. Some host events such as birthday, anniversary or retirement parties or golf tournaments and donate proceeds in the form of a tribute in honor of their loved one which could be earmarked for a specific purpose.

Many also encourage friends and family members to support the Association with gifts in lieu of flowers upon the death of their loved ones.

"My mother who is loved very much, is in the final stages of Alzheimer's disease. We know she would have wanted a cure to be found and would have wanted family caregivers to receive the help and support they need to fulfill their incredibly important task. When her time comes, in lieu of sending us flowers we request that you make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in her memory."

One of the easiest ways to make this happen is to include a sentence in the obituary of a loved one that states the following:

"In lieu of cards and flowers, please send a donation to the Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006"
Honorary and Memorial Funds

The Desert Southwest Chapter has instituted a new special category of giving! An Honorary or Memorial Fund can now be established with a contribution of $500 in honor of a loved one. The initial contribution may be made by an individual, group, organization or corporation and can be established at any time. This gift can be used to support our programs for caregivers.



Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.