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The Founders Society is an honorary society created by the Alzheimer's Association to recognize and thank those who make a bequest or lifetime gift. As a Founders Society member, you are entitled to these special benefits:

  • News about advances in Alzheimer's research, prevention, caregiving and advocacy efforts to make the Alzheimer’s crisis a national priority 
  • Notices of Association events and meetings 
  • Timely updates on how substantial estate planning and tax changes may affect you
  • The opportunity to take an active role in awareness and advocacy campaigns
  • Receive Aspire Magazine

Have you remembered the Alzheimer's Association in your will or trust? Here is simple language to use: I give, devise, and bequeath (indicate amount, percentage of estate, remainder or specific property) to the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter, Federal Exemption Number: 42-1333384. By informing us of your planned gift, you will automatically be enrolled in this honorary society.

Contact Melissa Pence for more information at or 800.272.3900.

Founders Society Members

These supporters have made a lifetime commitment to our work by making one or more of the following gifts: bequest through a will or living trust, charitable gift annuity, remainder trust, insurance or IRA.

Anonymous Estate of Evelyn Kothoff
Mary Jane Axline Mrs. Lucille H. Messerer
Estate of Zelda Clendenen Estate of Nina Merveaux
Christine Crilley Estate of Frieda Ottersberg
Estate of Viola Charipar Richard & Glenna Palmer
Estate of Margaret Crowell Constance & Russell Proffitt
Estate of William & Doratha Gaedka Mike Shaffer
Joel & Linda Haack Becky Thomsen Shaffer
Estate of Carl Hendrickson M. Chris Shimon
Estate of Edith Hudgens Estate of Florence Wickham
Estate of Donald & Marie Hunt Estate of Jon Witherall


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.