A Letter from our President & Board Chair

Life does not end with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

This small seed of hope is what we try to instill in every single person who comes through our doors. If you think we sound a bit like Pollyanna, forgive us – we know how this disease ends, and are painfully aware there is still no effective treatment or cure. But we passionately believe people can live well with dementia, and that with proper planning and care, each remaining day can be a good one.

We call this hope a seed, because it is just the beginning. That seed grows and flourishes as families get the support and knowledge they need to become loving care partners. It gets stronger each time someone can live in the moment, and that can be enough, even if they can’t remember it tomorrow. It’s hope that fuels each scientific breakthrough getting us closer to THE breakthrough, and it’s hope that makes us believe a future free from Alzheimer’s is possible in our lifetimes.

As you read through this report, it is our hope you’ll see how you changed the lives of thousands of San Diegans in 2018. Because of you, the road ahead for them, while not easy, is better and brighter.

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Board of Directors

Bill Smith, Board President
Bari Berkman
Linda Cho
Dr. Abraham Chyung
Sheriff Bill Gore
Susan Guerra
Vince Kingsley
Marty Levin

Herb Liberman
Marcea Lloyd
Claudia Mazanec
Jill Mendlen
Ann Owens
Dennis Schoville
Derrick Walsh
Judy Wenker

Nearly 3,000 people raised $603,347 for Alzheimer’s support and research at the 2018 Walk4ALZ in Balboa Park. Every dollar will stay in San Diego County to help the community we know and love.

2018 Growth & Impact

2018 Growth & Impact

New in 2018

New in 2018

2018 Financials


Community Partners

Alpine View Lodge
A.M. Ortega
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
Burns & McDonnell
Cordoba Corporation
County of San Diego

Diamond Generating Corp.
Dr. Seuss Foundation
Excell Research
GIS Surveyors
Grossmont Healthcare District
Home Instead

IBEW #569
ICON Utility Services
Jewish Family Service
Newland Communities
PAR Electric
Pacific Research Network
San Diego Gas & Electric

San Diego State University Research Foundation
Shared Vision Charitable Foundation
Sharp Healthcare
Stellar Care
Southland Electric

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