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How Your Gift Can Make a Difference
Private support is critical in maintaining our day-to-day support of people facing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and their care partners. Ninety percent of our operating budget is from private donations from individuals like you, special events, fees for service and grants from private organizations.

Last year, ADAW assisted more than 24,651 people and that number continues to grow. Here are some of the ways your donation makes a difference:

  • Individualized information, guidance and advice through care consultations provided one-on-one at a location determined by the person needing the assistance.
  • In-depth programming offered throughout the year in all 15 counties which offer opportunities for the person with dementia to socially engage, as well as opportunities for caregivers and professionals to learn critical skills and information to help better support people with memory loss.
  • Advocacy for the rights of people with dementia and their caregivers through work with Wisconsin and National advocacy networks such as Wisconsin Aging and Advocacy Network (WAAN) and Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD Coalition).

Rest assured that 100% of your donation stays in Wisconsin, helping our local community with personalized support, education, advocacy on public policy issues and promoting research at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center for a cure and better treatments.

Another Way you Can Make a Difference

Make your purchases through the Amazon Smile program and enter Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of WI as your charity. ADAW gets .5% of ALL sales, and of course, that goes right back into the community.

Thank you for benefiting Alzheimer’s support network and programs.
Use https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1679333

Give Now: Make a Direct Donation

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 Online: Use our secure online service to make a direct donation with your credit card or sign up for electronic funds transfer.

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.

Donate by Mail: Download a donation form below and send it along with a check or completed credit card information, including 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
6314 Odana Rd., Suite 4
Madison, WI 53719

Download: Donation Form

There Are Many Ways to Give

Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Ways to Give: Memorial and Tribute Gifts
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 donate online, call us at (608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251, email us or write us at this address:

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
3330 University Ave., Suite 300
Madison, WI 53705

Information to Include
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

Donate With An IRA

Ways to Give: Gifts of Stock
If you are age 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift from your individual retirement account (IRA) to a qualified charity like the ADAW, free from federal tax. When you directly transfer money from your IRA to the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin or another qualified charity, the distribution doesn’t qualify as income. This is called a “qualified charitable distribution,” and it qualifies toward your annual required minimum distribution (RMD).

You can make a gift any time. To find out whether a qualified charitable distribution would help you achieve your gifting plans, contact your personal financial advisor today. For details about making a gift to the ADAW from your IRA, please call Jennifer Bauer, ADAW’s Executive Director (608) 232-3405.

Gifts of Stock

You can make a gift using appreciated stocks, bonds, securities or mutual funds held long term. Email ADAW or call (608) 232-3400 to receive instructions to share with your advisor to start the process.

Giving at the Workplace

Ways to Give: Giving at the Workplace
Does your employer participate in a fall payroll giving campaign like United Way, Community Health Charities or the Wisconsin Combined Fund Drive? Consider making a gift over the course of a year by having a small amount deducted from your paycheck. Many employers will even match employee donations. Check with your personnel office for more information!
United Way
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 from anywhere in the United States.

If you need more information, please contact Jennifer Bauer.

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.

If you need more information, please contact the Community Health Charities office at (608) 294-1086.

Give Later: Wills & Trusts

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.

Ways to Give: Wills and Trusts
Please Consider Making A Donation
Your donations help us provide help and support to those living with memory loss and those who care for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementia. We are your partner along the journey!