Zenith Society The Alzheimer's Association

Why I Got Involved

Alzheimer's Association Champions and Zenith members share why they got involved with our mission.
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How Association funds are used

How Association funds are used - pie chart

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Jerome H. Stone Award

The Zenith Society was presented with the inaugural award. Learn More

The Alzheimer's Association Zenith Society represents our highest and most involved level of philanthropy — setting the bar for leadership giving in critical mission areas of Alzheimer's care, advocacy, awareness and research. Together, these inspirational donors are transforming the realities of Alzheimer's disease.

As key stakeholders in the Alzheimer's Association, Zenith Society members play an active and guiding role in the stewardship of their investment and regularly engage with distinguished leaders in the Alzheimer's research field and with senior staff and voluntary leadership at the Association. The Alzheimer's Association's exceptional vision and global connectivity enable Zenith Society members to leverage their gift to achieve the greatest impact on the area in which they invest.

Additionally, Zenith Society members are involved in the Alzheimer's Association as ambassadors, advocates and volunteers. Many of them serve in leadership roles, assuming positions on both local and national boards. As philanthropic visionaries, their opinions, experiences and knowledge are invaluable in the planning of the Association's strategy and growth.

Whether choosing new avenues of scientific inquiry, reviewing progress reports of ongoing studies, examining issues of policy and mission or encouraging new membership, the Zenith Society is a model of philanthropic leadership that is working to drastically change the course of one of the most baffling and devastating diseases of our time.

Message from Harry Johns, President and CEO

Zenith Society Members not only have the ability to make a real, tangible difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease today — they have the ability to change the future of the disease for those who will be affected tomorrow. The Alzheimer's Association is so grateful to these donors, who exemplify and elevate charitable giving and involvement. I invite anyone who shares the passion of these donors to learn what it means to be a Zenith Society member.

Harry Johns, Alzheimer's Association CEO and President

Harry Johns, Alzheimer's Association
CEO and President

Upcoming Events


November 2, 2015
Zenith Society Annual Meeting Welcome Reception

San Francisco, California

November 3, 2015
Zenith Society Annual Meeting

St. Regis San Francisco, California

April 4-6, 2016
Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum
Washington, D.C.

July 24-28, 2016
Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2016 (AAIC®)

Toronto, Canada


Zenith Grant Award Winners

Four researchers have been chosen as 2015 Zenith Fellows. Since its inception in 1991, the Alzheimer's Association Zenith Society has supported fellows who are pursuing groundbreaking research on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

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