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The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. 

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.

Our history

Founded in 1981, the St. Louis Chapter started as a support group. Meanwhile, over in Columbia, a group of caregivers gathered to discuss caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Together, they created a support network that grew each year until in 1985 when the Alzheimer’s Association Mid-Missouri Chapter signed an official charter.

Later, the Southwest Missouri Chapter was incorporated in 1987 with a group of volunteers dedicated to reaching out to the needs of people in southwest Missouri trying to cope with Alzheimer's disease. 

After merging Mid-Missouri and the Southwest Missouri chapters in July 2013, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter was created and offered services and support to individuals living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia in central, northeast and southwest Missouri.

On July 1, 2017, the Greater Missouri and St. Louis Chapters combined to make one big chapter, known as Greater Missouri. The newly formed chapter has a service area encompassing 96 counties - 86 in Missouri and 10 in Illinois. The chapter continues to be served by the existing offices and staff in St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia, Missouri.
Combining staff and resources and building capacity in a vast volunteer base will provide the newly-formed Greater Missouri chapter with increased capacity to reach and serve more people. This will result in an expansion of existing services, and the introduction and increased access to additional support and services for families living with Alzheimer’s. 


Better Business Bureau

The Alzheimer's Association has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. See the full report here.

Annual Report

The prior Greater Missouri Chapter was run by the national organization, the annual report and financials can be found here. The prior St. Louis Chapter's last three annual reports can be found below.     2014 2015 2016 

Financial Statements

The former St. Louis Chapter financial statements for the last three fiscal year's are below.

FY14 Audited Financial Statements
FY15 Audited Financial Statements
FY16 Audited Financial Statements    

2013 Form 990 FY14
2014 Form 990 FY15
2015 Form 990 FY16

IRS Tax Exempt Status

Board of Directors

Brian Buckley
Edward Jones

Mark Schupp
Schupp Company, Inc. (Retired)

Karen Bedell
Community Volunteer

David Payne
PayneCrest Contracting

Randy Lipton
The Lipton Group, Inc.

Douglass Petty, PhD
St. Louis Public Schools

Bruce Robison

John G. Boyle
Doster, Ullom and Boyle Law Firm

Mike Claiborne

Frank J. Dellaquila
Emerson Electric

Michael Donnelly
Express Scripts

Randall Graham
JW Terrill

Dr. George T. Grossberg
St. Louis University School of Medicine

James Hardin
Northern Trust

Phillip E. Hickman
Associated Bank

Cameron Jones, Esquire
Parks & Jones, Attorneys at Law

Ryan Jones, Psy.D.

Jerry W. Kiesling
MU Adult Day Connection

Drew McLaughlin, CPA
USB/Team Wilkins

Dr. John C. Morris
Washington University School of Medicine

Lisa W. Nouss
Community Volunteer

Marcia Rauwerdink
DairiConcepts, L.P.

Rodger O. Riney
Scottrade (Retired)

Lonnie Schicker
Community Volunteer

Jennifer Seiwert
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

Joel I. Shenker, MD PhD
University of Missouri Health System 

Jesse C. Swanigan
University of Missouri – St. Louis

Judy Tobben
St. John’s Mercy Health Care

David Tomlinson
Community Volunteer

Director Emeritus
Joanne Knight
Community Volunteer


Alzheimer's Association

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