Ways To Give

Through the tremendous support of donors like you, we have invested over $80 million to fund 500 Alzheimer’s drug discovery programs and clinical trials in academic centers and biotechnology companies in 18 countries. By supporting promising research projects around the globe, the ADDF increases the chance of finding a cure.

Our administrative and overhead costs are covered by a private foundation, so we are able to direct 100 PERCENT of every dollar donated to us to fund drug research for Alzheimer’s disease. There are many ways to become involved and support our mission: 

Making a gift in someone’s name is a meaningful way to remember or honor a loved one or colleague, or to mark a special occasion. When you make an honor or memorial gift to the ADDF, we’ll send your honoree or their family a note acknowledging your generosity.If you prefer to mail your contribution, please note the name of the person you are honoring, as well as the name and address of anyone who should receive a note acknowledging your gift.

Please notify us in advance if you intend to donate stock or wire funds. Gifts can be transferred via domestic or international wire; however, electronically transferred funds must be payable in USD. For more information, please contact Giorgio Zeolla, Director of Major Gifts at gzeolla@alzdiscovery.org.

Celebrate your wedding, anniversary or other important occasion by designating the ADDF in your charity or gift registry. Online giving sites such as JustGive.org and IDoFoundation.org give couples and guests the opportunity to direct contributions or purchase registry items that benefit the ADDF. And when you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon.com donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation. Designate the ADDF as your charity of choice now at Amazon.com.

Charitable bequests to the ADDF help us to fulfill our mission to accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. Simply use this suggested language in your will or living trust: "I bequeath [dollar amount/percentage] to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, a New York State not-for-profit organization." If you already have a will or living trust, you may add the ADDF as a beneficiary through a codicil or trust amendment. Bequests to the ADDF are not subject to estate tax. Consult with your attorney or other advisors to make sure that your bequest makes sense as part of your overall estate plan.

Leverage the impact of your personal contribution by asking your employer to make a matching contribution to the ADDF. Ask your human resources department about their Employee Matching Gift Program. Request a matching gift form and send that along with your contribution to the ADDF. As soon as we verify your gift, your employer will issue a matching contribution directly to ADDF.

For a minimum contribution of $50,000, individuals, foundations and corporations can partner with the ADDF and name an academic or biotechnology grant. Depending on the size of the grant, the ADDF also may leverage your contribution with a match. Named partnership grants will be acknowledged in the ADDF’s annual report and other materials promoting the grant. For more information, please contact Diana Shineman, PhD, Director of Scientific Affairs, at 212.901.8007 or dshineman@alzdiscovery.org.

Corporate and foundation partners enjoy a customizable suite of benefits including acknowledgements and listings (in printed materials and online) as well as event, hospitality and employee related benefits throughout the year. Join us and help conquer Alzheimer’s disease. 

Event and other sponsorship opportunities are available in cities across the country. To discuss these opportunities, please contact Jessica Cavanaugh, Special Events Coordinator, at 212.901.8000 or jcavanaugh@alzdiscovery.org.

For questions about donating to the ADDF, please contact Elizabeth Feskoe, Database and Development Coordinator, at 212.901.8003 or efeskoe@alzdiscovery.org.


Note: Our full legal name is Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF). The ADDF’s legal address is 57 West 57th Street, Suite 904, New York, NY 10019; our Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 20-1082179. The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. 

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