- In-depth programming and consultations provide individualized adaptations to meet the person’s ever-changing needs.
- We are the only Alzheimer’s organization in Wisconsin with a person dedicated to public policy (Rob Gundermann, 608.232.3408), we are fighting for the rights of people with dementia and increased federal and state research dollars to put an end to Alzheimer’s.
- We are the first Alzheimer’s organization in the nation to have a Diversity Coordinator (Charlie Daniel, 608.204.9789) linking people in the African-American community directly to researchers and increasing people’s knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and why it’s so important to get an early diagnosis.
- In collaboration with Dr. Kim Petersen, Dane County Department of Human Services, and South Madison Coalition of the Elderly, our staff is working to get people with dementia successfully reintegrated into community-based care facilities after a stay in a hospital or psychiatric unit due to aggressive behaviors caused by the dementia.
Ninety percent of our operating income is from private donations from individuals like you, special events, fees for service and grants from private organizations. Your support is critical to maintaining our day-to-day support of people facing Alzheimer’s or another dementia and their care partners.
Read more about how gifts are making a difference in the lives of people affected by Alzheimer’s.
|Use of funds||Giving at your workplace|
|Make a direct donation||Corporate sponsorship|
|Memorial or tribute gifts||Special events|
|Wills and trusts||Donate your vehicle|
|Charitable gift annuities||Volunteer at the Chapter|
There are many ways you can help and support the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.
As you explore this website, you will get an idea of how many critical programs and services the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance provides to the community.
The Alliance receives little government funding and is mainly dependent upon gifts by individuals, corporations and service clubs to continue serving communities across Wisconsin. In fact, 90% of our operating income is from private donations from individuals, special events, fees for service and grants from private organizations.
When you donate to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance, you can rest assured that 100% of your dollars remain right here in Wisconsin, helping our local community with personal support, education, information, advocacy on public policy issues, and promoting research towards a cure.
Making a general donation or a memorial or tribute to honor a friend or family member to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is fast, easy and secure. Any size donation is always appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible.
Donate by phone: If you would prefer to carry out either one of the options above through our office, please give us a call at 608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251.
Donate by mail: Send a check or a note indicating your credit card number, expiration date, and the 3-4 digit CSV number on the back of your card (we accept Master Card and VISA) to:
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
517 N. Segoe Rd. Suite 301
Madison, WI 53705
Memorial or tribute gifts are wonderful ways to honor a loved one and, at the same time, provide assistance and hope to other persons with Alzheimer's disease, their families, and future generations. If you would like to make a memorial gift or tribute - no matter what amount - you may call us at 608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251, email us, or write to us at this address:
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
517 N. Segoe Rd. Suite 301
Madison, WI 53705
When sending in a memorial or tribute, it is helpful for us if you provide the following information:
- Name of person to be memorialized or honored
- Name and address of a family member (we will send your family acknowledgment of all memorials received)
- Names and addresses of all givers so that we may send thank you notes
Please remember the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance in your will. Many people are surprised to learn that the planned gifts they make to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance can often provide them with significant tax benefits. A bequest through your will or living trust is the simplest form of charitable estate planning. Here is sample bequest language you can take to your attorney for inclusion in your will or living trust:
I give, devise and bequeath (insert amount of gift or percentage of estate, or residuary of estate) to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, or its successor organization, located in Madison, Wisconsin, to support activities in south central Wisconsin. (Federal ID #39-1679333).
The next time you review your estate plans, please consider remembering our organization. Money received is used in Wisconsin to help support families coping with Alzheimer's disease. Support may be in the form of support groups, direct assistance, maintenance of community resource information, advocacy and public policy activities, and educational and training services in the community.
A charitable gift annuity is an agreement between a donor and a charitable organization in which a donor transfers an asset (check, stock or bonds) to a charitable organization, such as the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance, and the charitable organization returns lifetime payments to the donor. The annuity can be set up over a period of one or two lifetimes – one of which is often the donor’s – at a percentage rate established at the start. Payments may be received as often as quarterly. Annuity payments are backed by all the assets of the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance so the donor can be confident that the gift annuity will provide income he/she can count on. In addition, two tax benefits add value to the gift annuity.
- You will receive a current income tax deduction – something you will appreciate when you file this year’s tax return
- Part of each annuity payment the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance makes to a donor may be tax-free.
Upon the donor’s death, the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance uses the remaining gift assets to benefit the charitable purpose intended by the donor. A legacy of good work lives on in the community in the donor’s name. To receive a personal CGA calculation, contact the Miriam Boegel, Development Director, at 608.232.3409 or 888.308.6251.Giving at your workplace
Community Health Charities
Community Health Charities provides financial support to numerous member health agencies. Every year, approximately two million people in Wisconsin receive some type of assistance from Community Health Charities agencies. Check off or write in Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Agency #370 on the donor form.
The joint fundraising efforts of United Way and Community Health Charities start in September.
If you need more information, please contact the Community Health Charities office at 608.294.1086.
If you are contributing through the Dane County United Way, you can check off the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, #370, right-hand column, listed under "Community Health Charities of Wisconsin and member agencies".
You can also contribute to us through the United Way anywhere in the United States.
If you need more information, please contact Jeanne McLellan, Finance Director at the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance, at 608.232.3401 or 888.308.6251.
There are many opportunities for large and small businesses to show their support of the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance. Frequently, businesses buy sponsorships to one of our fundraising events - the Wine and Roses Festival (April), Million Dollar Shootout Charity Golf Event (August) or the Alzheimer's Walk (September).
Please contact Miriam Boegel, Development Director, at 608.232.3409 for more information.
Visit our special events page to learn about several fun special events you can participate in that benefit the South Central Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance!
Do you have a vehicle that needs a new home? Consider donating it to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance. Help a great cause and get a tax deduction at the same time. Cars4Charities is the non-profit organization that processes car donations for our organization. Cars4Charities will take your information, arrange for the pick-up of your vehicle(s), provide you with tax documentation and sell your vehicle. When we receive the dollars from the sale, we will notify you via letter. Cars4Charities can be reached at 866.448.3487.
Volunteers are the backbone of Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance, and volunteering your time is a great way to make a difference in the lives of families in our local community! If you would like to volunteer, please call us at 608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251 to discuss the many different ways you can get involved, or email us and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Below is a sampling of volunteer responsibilities (but not limited to):
- Helpline volunteer
- Client follow-up
- Computer database work
- Answer phones (reception)
- Co-facilitate a support group
- Make community presentations for the Speaker's Bureau
- Transport members to support groups
- Stuff envelopes, help with mailings
- Manage the lending library
- Bookkeeping responsibilities
- Write thank you letters
- Order pamphlets and resource materials
- Maintain mailing lists
- Update community service information
- Assist with Alzheimer's awareness events
- Staff health fairs
- Assist at special events
- Serve on Alzheimer's Walk Committee (one committee in each county we hold a walk in)
- Serve on Education Committee
- Serve on Wine and Roses Committee
- Serve on Million Dollar Shootout Committee
- Serve on Legal and Financial Planning Committee
- Serve on Public Policy Committee