Member since 2012
Dagmar Dolby became acquainted with the Alzheimer's Association in 2011, two years before her late husband, sound pioneer Ray Dolby, died from the disease. She learned about the Association's comprehensive offering of programs and services through the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter — and about its leadership in research by attending the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC).
"I saw all of the work the Association was doing — and supporting their efforts became the most obvious way to contribute to the cause," Dagmar says.
In 2012, Dagmar and Ray made their first $1 million gift, joining the Zenith Society. Later that year, Dagmar went public with Ray's diagnosis at the local Walk to End Alzheimer's®, and the Dolby family has participated in Walk ever since. The Dolby family also partners with the Association to fund Alzheimer's research and local public awareness campaigns. Recognizing the importance of public policy, Dagmar has built relationships with Bay Area Congress members and attended the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C., to encourage legislators to give the disease the attention it deserves.
"We are active in this fight for the future of our family — and all families," Dagmar says. "We are passionate about helping those who are facing Alzheimer's disease today and ultimately ending this scourge."