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Below are a list of ways you can give to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter.  If you have questions about donating, please contact Development Director, Kay Rader at 515.440.2722 or contact your local office for more details.

Planned Giving
Memorial and Tribute Giving
Monthly Giving
Gifts of Stock
Donate to a Walker
Workplace Giving

General Donations

Your support helps improve lives and fuel research. Give a general donation online here.

Planned Giving

Wills and Bequests:
Many of our supporters make charitable gifts by naming the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter as a beneficiary in their wills. The federal government encourages these gifts or bequests, by allowing an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction. You can name the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter in your will. You can add the Alzheimer's Association to your will simply by adding the following language, "I give, devise and bequeath (insert amount of gift, percentage of estate or residuary of estate) to the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, with offices located at 1730 28th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266." Consult an attorney for more information.  

Designation of Retirement Benefits:
Retirement benefits are the most expensive asset for family members to inherit. These benefits are subject not only to estate and inheritance taxes, but also to state and federal income tax. By naming the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter as a partial beneficiary of the plan, you can offset some of the taxes your loved ones would have to pay while supporting the Association at the same time.  

Charitable Gift Annuities:
Depending on your age, a charitable gift annuity can be a great alternative to a traditional certificate of deposit at your local bank. You make an irrevocable gift of money or securities to the Greater Iowa Chapter and receive a fixed dollar amount annually. The rate of return on your investment is usually 5 times higher than it would be from a certificate of deposit and your original donation for the annuity is partially tax deductible.  

The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter has a multitude of other planned giving opportunities. For more information about which option is right for you, contact Kay Rader, Development Director, at 515.440.6383 x107.  


Memorial and Tribute Giving

Memorial Donations:
A memorial gift is given in honor of an individual who has passed away.  Upon receipt of your gift, we will send a memorial card that announces the gift but not the amount to the family of the deceased.

Tribute Giving:
A tribute gift is the opportunity to mark a special occasion, such as a wedding, birthday or holiday.  We will acknowledge the occasion by sending a card to the person you designate, announcing the gift but not the amount.

Contact your local office for more details.

Monthly Giving

Recurring gifts ensure stable funding for our vital work.  Donate monthly.

Gifts of Stock

Donating stocks or securities to the Alzheimer's Association is a way to help the chapter provide vital services and support while receiving potential tax benefits. It is easy, safe, and cost effective to transfer stocks directly to the chapter. Please notify Kay Rader, Greater Iowa Chapter Development Director, or call 515.440.2722 to make any necessary arrangements.

Donate to a Walker

Support a Walk to End Alzheimer's™ team or participant.  Click HERE to locate the Walk to End Alzhiemer's event near you.    

Workplace Giving

Each year, donors contribute more than $25,000 to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter through workplace giving campaigns like United Way, Community Health Charities and Iowa OneGift. If you have a workplace giving campaign, you, too can help the Association provide vital services and support in your community. Most campaign forms have a blank where you can write in your charity of choice. If you don't know how to designate your contribution, ask your organization's campaign coordinator(s) or contact the Alzheimer's Association at 800.272.3900.

Matching Gifts:
Many companies offer matching gifts benefits to their employees. Matching gifts allow your employer to double your donation to the Alzheimer's Association. Companies use various methods to match funds, so be sure to check with your Human Resources officer to find out about your company's matching gift policy.


Volunteers are the life and breath of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Iowa Chapter. As we continue to grow so does the importance of the volunteer. The Association provides an opportunity for volunteers to use current skills and also to develop new ones. We invite you to join us in our journey towards a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Along the way you will make some new friends and also be given the opportunity to be of service to others.   To view our chapter volunteer opportunities please click here.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact an office near you today!

View the Greater Iowa Chapter's current opportunities.


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.