Help Fund Research

The Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University is funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging. Although we are not "needy" per se, we do have specific financial needs associated with our research, education and community outreach efforts.


Private donations help us expand our federal mandate to meet important needs such as:


Supporting our Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program, which provides new MD’s and PhD’s with opportunities to work with us for 1-3 years on special research projects 

Allowing us to underwrite innovative pilot research projects to develop preliminary data for formal grant applications 

Supporting informative community education events (e.g., Leonard Berg Symposium) 

Allowing creative community and academic partnerships to further knowledge and service 

And the list goes on...


If you would like to make a financial contribution, either as a gift or tribute to a loved one with Alzheimer disease, you may directly send us your donation by making your check payable to the “Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center” and mailing it to:


Executive Director
Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Washington University School of Medicine -- Campus Box 8111
4488 Forest Park Blvd., Suite 130
St. Louis, MO 63108


You may also call us at (314) 286-2881 to personally speak with a member of our staff for information about making a donation.


Or, you can DONATE ONLINE.


If you are making a tribute donation and would like others to know about it, we will send a notification letter to a brief list of individuals. Just include a note with the names and addresses of persons you would like to be notified.


Thank you for your kind support!