Member since 2008
Lynda and Larry Jodsaas
Larry Jodsaas became involved with the Alzheimer's Association in the 1990s, when his mother was in the late stages of the disease that would take her life. Inspired to help families like his own, Larry became active with both the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and the Association's national Board of Directors over the years. He joined the Zenith Society in 2008.
Larry and his wife, Lynda, made a second Zenith-level investment in 2018 to support the full mission of the Association and its U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (U.S. POINTER) research project. "No other organization has the extensive network that's needed to make such promising research happen," Lynda says. "We are proud to help the Association advance this innovative approach and optimistic about the outcome."
Their gift was also used to leverage additional donations to the Association and its advocacy arm, the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM), which Larry helped to create.
"Lynda and Larry have deeply understood how our strategic areas work together to advance our mission," says Robert Egge, Alzheimer's Association chief policy officer and AIM executive director. "The impact of their vision, leadership and engagement is extraordinary."