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How your gift can make a difference

Give nowPrivate 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 peoplem and that number continues to grow. Here are some of the ways your gift makes a difference:

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.

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

Here are few testimonials on ways your gift makes a difference.

Mailbox"My husband, Guerdon, is a retired physician who knows that laughter can sometimes be the best medicine. And he showed its value when we joined seniors from various parts of the U.S. and Canada on a trip.
When the tour group held its first meeting, our guide invited us to share a little about ourselves. Guerdon gave a brief account of his interests. But before passing the microphone to me, he said:
‘I want you all to know that I’ve been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease. I’m telling you this because I don’t want you to be hurt or angry if I forget your name, a conversation we’ve had, or some activity we’ve shared. Just jog my memory a little and humor me.’
Several people told me how much they admired Guerdon for having the courage to reveal that he had Alzheimer’s.
" - Jan, care partner

Memory Cafe"My husband and I thought that the Memory Cafe was wonderful! We don't socialize much anymore, and it was great seeing him happy and laughing with others. Opportunities like this make life so much better." - Memory Cafe participant

Charitable giving information

Make a direct donation Corporate sponsorship
Memorial or tribute gifts Special events
Gifts of stock Third party fundraising
Wills and trusts Donate your vehicle
Giving at your workplace Volunteer at the Alliance

There are many ways you can help and support the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

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.

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

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.

MailboxDonate by mail: Download a donation form below and send it along with a check or completed credit card infomarion 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
3330 University Ave., Suite 300
Madison, WI 53705

Download a donation form. Adobe PDF

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Memorial or tribute gifts

Photo album sharingMemorial 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
3330 University Ave., Suite 300
Madison, WI 53705

When sending in a memorial or tribute, it is helpful for us if you provide the following information:

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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.

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Wills and trusts

Wills and trustsPlease 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.

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Giving at your workplace

Community Health Charities

Community Health CharitiesDoes 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 or learn more about United Way and Community Health Charities below.

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.

United Way

United WayIf 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 Melissa Theisen, at the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance, at 608.232.3410 or 888.308.6251.

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Corporate sponsorship

Corporate sponsorshipThere 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 - Million Dollar Shootout Charity Golf Event (August) or the Alzheimer's Walk (September/October).

Please contact Melissa Theisen, Development Director, at 608.232.3410 for more information.

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Special events

Special eventsVisit our special events page to learn about several fun special events you can participate in that benefit the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin!


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Third-party fundraising events

A “third-party fundraising event” is a fundraising activity created and run by a non-affiliated group or individual.

Hosting an event is a great way to support ADAW, but it takes a lot of planning from start to finish. To guide you with your event, we created a fundraising toolkit to help you get started.

Third- party fundraising toolkit. Adobe PDF

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Donate your vehicle

CarDo 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.

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Volunteer at the Alliance

VolunteerVolunteers 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):

Download a volunteer registration form. Adobe PDF

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