Ways To Give


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. 

Whenever possible, donations directed toward ADDF-Canada should also be sent to the New York address. Canadian donors will still receive a Canadian tax receipt and, if paying by check, can pay in Canadian dollars. If you wish to mail your contribution to a Canadian address, please contact Sarah Toepke at 212-901-8016 or stoepke@alzdiscovery.org for more information. Our Canadian Charity Business/Registration Number is 81996 5286 RR0001.

Most of our administrative and overhead costs are covered by a private foundation, so that the bulk of your donation can go directly to Alzheimer's drug research and related programs. 

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 stock or wire instructions, please contact Sarah Toepke, Development Associate, at 212-901-8016 or stoepke@alzdiscovery.org.

Celebrate your wedding, anniversary, or other important occasion by designating the ADDF in your charity or gift registry. Online giving sites like JustGive.org or IDoFoundation.org give couples and guests the opportunity to direct contributions or purchase registry items that generate proceeds for the ADDF.

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.

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.

ADDF is pleased to offer exclusive membership opportunities to corporations and foundations partnering with us to conquer Alzheimer’s. Partners that generously contribute $25,000 or more will 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. Click here to see our 2013 contributers. 

Event and other sponsorship opportunities are available in various markets across the country, including New York City, Washington, DC, Vero Beach, Aspen, Atlanta, as well as Canada. To discuss partnership opportunities, please contact Mollie Wein, Assistant Director, Special Events, at 212-901-8008 or mwein@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.

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