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The Alzheimer’s Association - St. Louis Chapter
Founded in 1981, the St. Louis Chapter has grown from a single support group to the world leader in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  The St. Louis Chapter headquarters are located in St. Louis with outreach staff and services in 38 counties eastern Missouri and western Illinois.  The St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is one of the original nine chapters of the National Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association.  We now have 30 staff members providing support and services to 22,500 people annually, through our 24/7 Helpline, care consultations, MedicAlert®+Safe Return® program, respite assistance program and education classes for families and professionals.    

Skilled volunteers join professional staff at every level of service, from office support to public speaking to leadership. Our more than 30 St. Louis Chapter staff members have over 250 years combined experience in dementia care, gerontology and social work

Alzheimer's Association History

The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. Since our founding in 1980, we have provided nearly $292 million to support research into the prevention, treatment and eventual cure for Alzheimer's.

Our nationwide network of chapters offer frontline support to individuals affected by Alzheimer's with services that include 24/7 information and referral, safety services, and education and support groups.

Our mission
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.

Our vision
A world without Alzheimer's disease.

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Area We Serve

The Alzheimer's Association, St. Louis Chapter serves more than 66,000 families in the St. Louis metropolitan area, eastern Missouri and western Illinois. We serve 38 counties including the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri. 

Office locations and phone numbers.

Find Alzheimer’s resources and community programs and services for these communities through Community Resource Finder, an online search engine offered by the Alzheimer’s Association ® that helps people with dementia and their caregivers to locate community programs, services and resources.


Illinois Counties Served
Jefferson IL
Madison IL
Saint Clair
Washington IL
Missouri Counties Served
Cape Girardeau
Jefferson MO
Madison MO
New Madrid
Saint Charles
Saint Francois
Saint Louis 
Sainte Genevieve
Washington MO
Wayne MO

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Financial Information

The St. Louis Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses seventy-eight percent of funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.

FY12 Audited Financial Statements

FY13 Audited Financial Statements

FY14 Audited Financial Statements

FY15 Audited Financial Statements

FY16 Audited Financial Statements

In compliance with the Internal Revenue Service reporting requirements, the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter has published Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, under section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

2011 Form 990, FY2012  FY12 Extension Form

2012 Form 990 FY13

2013 Form 990 FY14

2014 Form 990 FY15

2015 Form 990 FY16

IRS Tax Exempt Status

For information from prior years, please contact the chapter.

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Annual Report

We are gratified to report that with your support, substantial progress is being made in our long-standing battle to defeat Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about how our Association is fighting on your behalf to give everyone a reason to hope, review the St. Louis chapter's Annual Report.

2012 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report Funding/Expenses
2014 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report

For information from prior years, please contact the chapter.

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Better Business Bureau

The St. Louis Chapter has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. See the full report here.

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Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Executive Committee
Karen Bedell, Chair
Brian Buckley
John Boyle
Randall Graham
David Payne
Douglass Petty, Ph.D.
Mark Schupp

Director Emeritus
Joanne Knight

Stacy Tew-Lovasz

Board of Directors
Michael Claiborne
Frank J. Dellaquila
Michael S. Donnelly
Brad Farrell
George Grossberg, M.D.
James Hardin
Phillip E. Hickman
Drew McLaughlin, CPA, CEPA
John C. Morris, M.D.
Lisa W. Nouss
John Turner Peters
Rodger O. Riney
Lonni Schicker, Ed.D., RN
Jesse C. Swanigan
Judy Tobben
John Tracy

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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.