Alzheimer's Association of Michigan Eligible for Michigan Tax Refund Contributions

Taxpayers have option to donate through Michigan Income Tax form.

Ann Arbor, MI, February 15, 2016 --( The Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan, a nonprofit that serves nearly 200,000 individuals and their families with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, announced it will be included on the Michigan Voluntary Contribution Schedule for the third consecutive year.

The mission of the organization is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

During the 2015 tax season, taxpayers have the option to contribute all or part of their tax return to the Alzheimer’s Association, one of eight designated nonprofits on Tax Form 4642 – Voluntary Contributions Schedule. Individuals only need to check off the organization’s name and indicate their desired donation amount, all of which will stay in Michigan. If the taxpayer is not receiving a refund, the donation will increase their tax due. The sheet includes descriptions of each nonprofit and must be attached to the MI-1040 form.

Donations made through the schedule to the Alzheimer’s Association, which covers all of Michigan, will help support the organization’s:

24/7 Helpline, which provides reliable information and support to those who need assistance;

education and caregiver training programs;

confidential consultations, which help with decision-making support, crisis assistance and education on issues families face daily;

specialized support groups that are facilitated by trained individuals for caregivers and others dealing with the disease; and

programming and services for those in the early stages of the disease

As legislative action is required for groups seeking to be eligible for contributions, the Alzheimer’s Association lobbied to be included in the Schedule in 2013. Since then, the organization has raised nearly $140,000.

“These donations are critically important to us as they provide those battling this disease and their caregivers with the best possible opportunities,” said Jennifer Lepard, President and CEO for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Michigan Chapter, one of two chapters serving the state of Michigan. “We are honored to be included once again and encourage all Michigan taxpayers to check off their support for our organization, which has seen greater demand on our services given our state’s aging population.”

More than five million people are living with Alzheimer's. Of that amount, more than 180,000 live in Michigan.

For more information or with questions, please call 800-272-3900 or visit

About the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan
The Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan is a private, nonprofit, voluntary health organization whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The organization serves nearly 200,000 individuals and their families who have Alzheimer's disease or related dementias throughout Michigan. For more information, visit or call 800-272-3900.
Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes
Samantha West