Ways to Give

Where Memories Matter


At the University of Wisconsin, we are forging pathways to discovery, improved care and service through a shared vision to end Alzheimer’s. Your gift today will help change the course of Alzheimer’s disease for future generations. Thank you for your support!


Make an ongoing monthly gift and help sustain and advance our mission.


Make a legacy gift and ensure your bequest or other planned gift leaves a lasting impact.


Make a gift to the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s in honor of a loved one.


Designate the UW Initiative through your workplace giving program.


Sponsor a program or an event and help increase awareness of the Initiative, or organize a fundraising activity or promotion to benefit the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s. Contact Dori Suddarth at dori.suddarth@supportuw.org or 608-381-3638 to learn more.

For more information on ways to support the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s during your lifetime or in your estate plans and how your gift will make an impact, please contact Dori Suddarth at 608-381-3638 or dori.suddarth@supportuw.org. To mail a donation, simply fill out this printable gift form and send to the following address: University of Wisconsin Foundation; U.S. Bank Lockbox, Box 78807; Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Dori Suddarth is the Director of Development for the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s. Dori has spent the last 15 years working in the medical field, with the last six of those in philanthropic advancement. Prior to joining the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s, she was the Director of Development for the Department of Orthopedics at UW-Madison. As the primary caregiver for her grandfather who passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease and the daughter-in-law of a wonderful man who is currently suffering from this disease, Dori has a deep passion and interest in helping to find preventive measures, treatments, and hopefully a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

``When you're little, you hear that 'memories last forever.' It doesn't really resonate until you watch someone you love and adore struggle to remember your name, your relationship, and your shared history. It's heartbreaking, and not just for those going through it, but for those of us who become strangers to those who have carved an indelible mark on our hearts. I cannot bring my grandfather back and I can't shelter my husband from this pain with his father, but I am honored to be working towards making sure my children do not have to bear this same emotional burden. This is my 'why.' They are my 'who.' ``

-Dori Suddarth