While the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) receives funding through the National Institute on Aging, these funds do not cover all the research activities and educational programming that occur here. Private donations are greatly appreciated and acknowledged publicly.

You can contribute money directly to the ADRC to support research studies or educational programming. You can also donate to the ADRC in memory or to honor a loved person. A thank-you letter to the donor and an acknowledgement letter will be sent to the family of the loved one. Please be sure to provide the name and address of where to send these letters. All donations are also highlighted in our newsletter, “Pathways”, unless you wish the donations to be anonymous.

Donations are used to advance the studies of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, or provide programming and educational materials for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Your contributions are vital to our understanding of the mechanisms behind this debilitating disease.

Please make your check payable to the “Alzheimer Disease Research Center”. Your check can be sent directly to the ADRC at the following address:

Alzheimer Disease Research Center
Attention: Leslie Dunn, MPH, ADRC Administrator
University of Pittsburgh
UPMC Montefiore, Four West
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582

How to make an online gift to support Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh

  1. Navigate to (or visit and select “Give Now”)
  2. Complete Donor Information screen (name and email address are required)
  3. Complete Gift Information screen (amount and designation are required).
    1. If you have made a recent online gift to the University of Pittsburgh, the designation of that gift might appear as your first option.
    2. If “Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center” does not appear as an option on the form, please write that information into the “other” box.
  4. Complete Additional Information screen (optional fields include joint donor, matching gift, and “in honor of” or “in memory of” information)
  5. Complete Pay by Credit Card screen (this is a secure screen)
  6. Review and confirm gift.

The ADRC is a non-profit organization and your contributions are tax-deductible as provided by the law. The official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Thank you for your support!   

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