Nonprofit spotlight: Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter

Last updated on October 1st, 2021 at 12:51 pm

620 S. 76th St., Ste. 160, Milwaukee
(414) 479-8800  |
Instagram: @AlzWisconsin  |  Twitter: @AlzWisconsin

Year founded: 1983

Mission statement: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Primary focus of your nonprofit organization: Education, information, and care and support services. 

Other focuses of your nonprofit organization: Advocacy, support groups, information and referral services, 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900).

Number of employees at this location: 34

Executive leadership: Dave Grams, executive director; Wendy Betley, senior program director; Linda Braun, senior development director; Michael Bruhn, senior director of public policy; and Robyn McGill, marketing & communications director.

Board of directors: Rebecca Emmons (chair), Terese Capizzi (vice chair), David B. Schulz (secretary), Sue Colegrove (immediate past board chair), Piero Antuono, Fatou Ceesay, Nathaniel Chin, David Crass, Terry Erickson, Amy Fouts, Dean Gille, Gina Green-Harris, Kristen Kochan, Suzanne Koss, James Madlom, Tom Naleid, Becky Reichelt, Patrick Rhode, Mike Schlossmann, Craig Simpkins, Martha Sullivan, Carol Wessels, Mike Malone, Gaurie Rodman and Chad Tessmer. 

Is your organization actively seeking board members for the upcoming term? Yes. 

Ways the business community can help your nonprofit:

The Alzheimer’s Association seeks partners in the business community to:

  • Create awareness for Alzheimer’s Association education and resources to their employees who may be dealing with dementia within their family. 
  • Engage employees in company-wide team fundraising initiatives to benefit local Alzheimer’s Association programs.

Sponsor key fundraising events throughout the year. 

Key fundraising events: Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day (June 21 2022), Alzheimer’s Gala. 

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Lauren Anderson covers health care, nonprofits and education for BizTimes. Lauren previously reported on education for the Waukesha Freeman. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied journalism. In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking, kayaking, and seeing live music.

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