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The Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter depends upon the support of its donors to carry out its mission. Your generosity enables us to increase concern and awareness for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, advance research, and enhance care and support for those affected.


Ways To Give

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Using our online form is fast, easy and secure. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of people living with Alzheimer's disease and support research to improve treatment, care and prevention. Donations are tax-deductible.

Donate by phone or mail by contacting the Chapter offices, or on our secure website.


Tribute Giving

Tribute gifts are those made in honor of someone you know or in memory of someone who has died. These gifts enable the Alzheimer’s Association to carry out its mission while keeping the memory of someone you love alive.

When a birthday, anniversary, marriage, retirement, new job, promotion, religious celebration, honoring a parent, or other special event calls for a unique recognition, you can make a contribution to our Chapter in tribute, honor or memory of the occasion.

Gifts in any amount are gratefully accepted. Your gift is acknowledged with a personalized card sent to the person or family in whose memory or honor the gift is made. There is no better way to keep a person's memory alive than by sustaining and improving the lives of others. Your gift is an eternal tribute that continues to comfort the family and friends while celebrating life. Don't forget it is tax deductible! Tribute gifts maybe made anytime throughout the year.

A tribute gift can be made as a cash donation to be put towards a particular need or desire.  The funds for a tribute gift can also be provided annually, for a recurring or other desired pledge, or as a named endowment fund.

Types of Tribute Gifts

  • In memory of...: Memorial donations are a meaningful way to pay tribute to a relative, friend or colleague who has passed. When you give to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter, you honor a special life by helping us work towards our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.
  • In honor of...: Say thank you to someone whose generous spirit has touched your life. Honor Donations are a wonderful way to express your gratitude and make a difference in the lives of those touched by the disease. To acknowledge your donation, a letter will be sent to the individual on your behalf acknowledging that you have made a gift to the Alzheimer’s Association in her or his honor. When sending an in-honor gift, please include the name and address of the person being honored.

For more information about tribute gifts, call or email our office.


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Celebration and Wedding Donations

Celebration donations are a great way to support the Alzheimer’s Association. We have special envelopes which you can you can include with party invitations. It’s a thoughtful way to commemorate what is truly important. Mark a birth, graduation, anniversary, or other special occasion in your life by asking friends and family for donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of presents. Upon the receipt of the gifts, we will send thank you letters out to all donors and send a list of contributors to the celebration’s host. Gift amounts will be kept strictly confidential.

Our wedding recognition program is a thoughtful alternative to giving wedding favors and receiving wedding gifts. What better way to celebrate the start of one family than by giving hope to so many others? We appreciate your choice to share this special day with Alzheimer’s Association and would be delighted to recognize your generosity by providing you with place cards for your guest tables. These beautiful place cards are an elegant addition to any table setting. The personalized message tells your guests that you have made a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter in their honor. The degree of personalization depends on the donation made.

To arrange a celebration or wedding donation, call or email our office.

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Planned Giving: Plan for your future and help us fight Alzheimer's

Consider leaving a legacy of support by making a planned gift to the Alzheimer's Association. Planned gifts allow you to combine your charitable giving goals with your estate and financial planning goals. Your gift will provide lasting benefits through our Alzheimer research program, and community care and support programs.

Planned Gifts For All Income Levels

We offer planned giving arrangements that are feasible for donors of all income levels. Gifts vary from a simple will bequest to arrangements that help you maintain financial independence through favorable income and tax-saving benefits. Opportunities include gifts from a will bequest, living trust, charitable gift annuity, charitable life income trust, retirement plan, life insurance and real estate. We encourage you to contact our planned gifts staff to discuss your options.

Bequests Through Wills And Trusts

Have you remembered the Alzheimer's Association in your will or trust? Here is sample bequest language you can take to your attorney:

I give to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., doing business as Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter (the Alzheimer's Association) or its successor organization whose national office address is currently at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633, __________. (insert either dollar amount or a percentage of funds/estate). EIN #13-3039601

How Your Gift Will Be Used

You can be assured that your gift will help increase Alzheimer's Association resources to move us toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Association national organization exceeds the minimum standards of 65 percent program expense set by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance.

Founders Society

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Founders Society is an honorary society created to recognize those who have made a lifetime commitment in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Hundreds of people have made such a commitment in their estate plans. Members of the Founders Society are entitled to special benefits not available to other Alzheimer’s Association donors:

  • Notices of meetings and other Alzheimer’s Association events
  • News about research and prevention
  • Advocacy updates and information about breakthroughs in the fight against Alzheimer’s
  • Information about substantial charitable estate planning and income tax changes and how members might be affected

By becoming a member of the Founders Society, you will be among others whose commitment to eradicating Alzheimer’s disease has been mirrored in a financial commitment through their estate plan. Please help us – and other others like you – in the fight to conquer Alzheimer’s disease by joining this dedicated group of charitable leaders.

Learn more about leaving a legacy with the Alzheimer's Association at our dedicated planned giving website or contact Toni Ann Walsh, Chief Strategy Officer, by phone at (315) 472-4201 ext. 109 or email.

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Cause Marketing

We are excited to partner with companies who are eager to move our mission forward. Entering into a cause marketing agreement with the Chapter shows your company's support for the end of Alzheimer's disease. Learn more by calling or emailing our office.


Ithaca Coffee Company
The Ithaca Coffee Company donates $2 from the sale of its special French Roast and Colombia Sierra Nevada roasts to the Chapter. This is the Chapter's longest cause marketing relationship, which started when the Crowley family began to donate the proceeds from An Evening To Remember to the Chapter. An Evening To Remember is an annual gala event presented by Triphammer Wine & Spirits, the sister company of ICC, which is also owned by the Crowley family. The coffees can be purchased at either of ICC's locations -- Triphammer Mall or Gateway Commons -- in Ithaca or on its website.


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Workplace Donation

The Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter can be designated through United Way or Community Health Charities giving campaigns. Be sure to select us when designating your funds or, if we are not listed, write-in our organization's name: Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter.

Federal and state employees can elect to support the Chapter through the Combined Federated Campaign (CFC #11234) or the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA #59-704).

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Other Ways To Donate

Gifts of stock

Many people choose to make a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association through a gift of stock that has appreciated substantially over the years. Please contact us by phone or email if you would like additional information about gifts of securities or mutual funds, and how these contributions can be made effortlessly.

Donate a car

The Chapter’s car donation program is easy to use. Simply call Insurance Auto Auction at 315-699-2622 to arrange an appointment. Their crew will tow the automobile. When the car sells at auction, the Alzheimer’s Association receives the proceeds and you receive receipt for a tax deduction.

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Use of Funds

The Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter is proud of the quality of service it provides individuals and families in Central New York. Funding for Alzheimer care, support, advocacy and research comes from individual donors and from organizations whose work is aligned with our mission. Our collaborative partners include government agencies, corporations, foundations and membership organizations. Every dollar raised supports the mission of the Alzheimer's Association: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

The Alzheimer's Association national organization meets or exceeds relevant watchdog standards in its allocation of donor dollars. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, nonprofit organizations should spend at least 65 percent of its total expenses on program activities, with remaining funds going to administrative and fundraising expenses. At the Alzheimer's Association, 78 percent of our total annual expenses is used for research, care, support, awareness and advocacy, and 22 percent is used for general management and fundraising.

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Chapter Events

Your support of our mission means so much to us, and to the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia. Make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's and participate in an Alzheimer's Association awareness and fundraising event.

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Walk To End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's.


The Longest Day

The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.

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Third-Party Events

Holding a golf tournament? Conducting a public event and want to donate proceeds? Looking for a way to boost your Walk team's efforts? Consider a third-party event.

Third party events are activities managed by volunteers or community groups where the Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter has no financial responsibility and little to no staff involvement. The Chapter partners with numerous companies and organizations each year to raise funds and build awareness for Chapter services.

If you'd like to host your own third-party event, download our proposal request and agreement [opens as a Word document] and contact Toni Ann Walsh, Chief Strategy Officer, by phone at (315) 472-4201 ext. 109 or email.

One of our most successful third-party fundraisers is the Triphammer Wines & Spirits' An Evening to Remember

Note: Some links take you to non-Alzheimer's Association websites. We are not responsible for their content or claims.

Third-party fundraisers are listed on our event calendar.

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.