Alzheimer’s Texas Cuts Ties with National Group Over Funding Dispute

Alzheimer’s Texas Cuts Ties with National Group Over Funding Dispute
Austin-based Alzheimer's Association Capital of Texas Chapter (known as Alzheimer's Texas) announced that the organization has separated from the national organization, based in Chicago. The organization, a leader in Alzheimer's care, education, and support in Central Texas, and the state's pre-eminent force for new funding for Alzheimer's disease and dementia research, says that the decision was made so that Alzheimer's Texas will be able to keep funds raised in Central Texas within the region. A nonprofit in continuous operation since 1982, Alzheimer's Texas notes that it is one of six chapters to date that has formally disaffiliated since October 2015, when the national Alzheimer's Association announced that funds would go directly to the national organization, rather than being dispersed within each chapter's region. The locally managed and controlled chapter had operated under a name use agreement with the Chicago office for many years while maintaining its own books and records, its own independent IRS-exempt ruling, and an annual independent audit. The other five Alzheimer's Association chapters that have broken with the national organization are Greater New Jersey, Orange County (CA), San Diego/Imperial Counties (CA), New York City, and Greater Los Angeles (CA). The six, cumulatively, serve more than 38 million people and have a combined annual budget of almost $24 million. Alzheimer's Texas emphasizes that the organization will continue providing high quality, informed, and compassionate care in Central Texas for the thousands of families and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. "We have a new name but we offer the same service, support and commitment," says Ch
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