At the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, we are revolutionizing the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We are an aggressive, interdisciplinary team working to better understand, and eventually cure, this devastating group of diseases. We’re the only university in the country with top 10 schools of medicine, law, business, engineering, and public health on the same campus, providing unmatched interdisciplinary opportunities. Further, we are among the select few institutions in the country that have three National Institutes of Health-funded centers in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and aging research. We’re also formally partnered with Wayne State University and Michigan State University to better serve patients and families throughout the state of Michigan. By tapping into the power of the university’s top-ranked programs and world-class researchers, as well as collaborating with the state’s top-institutions, we are taking on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with a range of promising possibilities.
We support a wide array of clinical and basic science research studies that are moving the field toward improved understanding of disease mechanisms, earlier disease identification, and eventual preventive therapy in Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and vascular dementia.
Through these transformational steps, we are leading the way forward.
At this important moment, we invite you to join us as we define the future of care for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
To learn how to support the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, please contact:
Assistant Director of Development, Neurosciences
Managing Director of Development
You may also make a gift online or send a check made payable to:
University of Michigan – Office of Development
777 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 650
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-3273
Make a Check To: Regents of the University of Michigan
On the Memo Line write: Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Please include a note indicating your area of interest or the fund you wish to support.
Thank you for considering a gift to the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center!
Support Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
In the lab and clinic, the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is working to help families and patients understand and cope with the challenges associated with memory loss and dementia. In recent years, the center has pushed forward on promising research, launched a wellness initiative and worked collaboratively to link patients and families, as well as clinicians and scientists, with important resources.
Our experts see enormous opportunity along several research paths. Our clinicians and scientists lead inquiries into disease mechanisms, possible treatments, better diagnosis, and wellness. At the same time, our Center is deeply committed to improving the lives of patients with memory loss or dementia and their families through our wellness and educational outreach programs. Yes, much more work is needed, but the future is bright and brimming with promise.Accelerating Breakthrough Research
Despite recent advances in understanding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, there is still much we do not know about the causes of dementing disorders, and how to slow or prevent them altogether. Clinicians and scientists need to take a broader view of the causes of dementia and the potential routes to better therapy. To increase our understanding of the disease, we need to look at all points on the disease continuum, including in underrepresented minorities. Our research focus seeks to identify, understand, and modulate the many factors beyond amyloid that contribute to brain dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. These factors are understudied and present great opportunity for progress.
To optimize research, we developed cores that specialize in clinical research; data collection and analysis; neuropathological resource management and investigation; community education and outreach; and future clinician and scientist training. We also direct the Michigan Brain Bank, which collects and stores brain tissue from individuals followed clinically or in research studies at the University of Michigan and other institutions. Disease tissue is a crucial resource that allows scientists at the University of Michigan and across the country to answer questions about the causes and mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Lastly, we hold close partnerships with the University of Michigan Detroit Center, Wayne State University, and local churches and community groups in the city of Detroit to recruit African Americans to research. From this work, we set the foundation to perform breakthrough discovery.Providing State-of-the-Art CareEnabling Talented Faculty and Fellows to Advance the FieldIncreasing Awareness of Dementia, Access to Resources, and Participation in ResearchPromoting Health and Wellness for Patients and their Families
The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is Accelerating Research at a Level and Speed that Far Exceeds Expectations
We are breaking new ground and seeing promising clinical results. Philanthropic partnerships are crucial to continuing and expanding our momentum. Gifts to the center will significantly increase our ability to make a lasting mark in the care of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We hope you’ll join us in making this future possible and consider making a gift in one of the following ways.Annual Gifts
Annual gifts provide immediate unrestricted support enabling us to respond quickly as opportunities arise
Annual gifts provide critical funds that are vital for the success of our center and the lives of those who count on us. They help us meet emerging challenges and contribute toward groundbreaking research that leads to lifesaving therapies, visionary care initiatives that help patients and families make their way through potentially challenging times, and much more.
Annual gifts may be made to the Innovation Fund (364608) or to any specific area of interest.Create an Endowment
Endowments lend special strength to our efforts by providing funds that can last for generationsEstate and Planned Gifts
Estate and planned gifts create lasting commitments to advance our work beyond your lifetime
Make a difference for the future of health care. Our staff can guide you through the many ways you can support the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center, such as making a gift that will pay you an income for life or by including the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center in your will or trust. We can help you determine which option best fits your personal situation.
To learn more about planned gifts to the MADC, contact Jane Langeland, Director, Gift Planning, at 734-998-7587 or email@example.com.
For more information, visit https://giving.medicine.umich.edu/ways-to-give/estate-planned-giftsCorporate and Foundation Giving
Corporate and Foundation Giving is a unique partnership to accelerate advances in healthcare through institutional supportTribute and Memorial Gift
Designate your gift to honor a family member or loved one going through a difficult time
Events are a wonderful way to raise awareness and funds for important causes at the Center. Community fundraising events — those planned and organized by supporters like you — make a significant difference in the lives of our patients and families every day. Michigan Medicine also hosts a variety of events throughout the year to engage our friends and partners.
Interested in hosting your own event? Contact us at 734-998-6893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.