Providing Hope to Caregivers
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you are not alone.
someone develops Alzheimer’s disease
living with Alzheimer’s disease
The mission of the Windward Foundation is to ease the burden of caregiving for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s disease. We are registered in the state of Virginia as a 501(c)3 and all donations made to the Windward Foundation are tax deductible and help fund innovative programs that support family caregivers to those with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Windward Foundation, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, has funded over 1,100 hours of individual and family care consultations for families traveling the difficult journey of Alzheimer’s disease.
Music has the power to take us to a time and place that we have long forgotten. The Windward Foundation proudly sponsors transformative music programs to enhance the quality of life on caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
District Music Benefit
Thank you to our 2018 line-up of Lucy Scholl, Leigh Nash, and Donna the Buffalo, and all of our donors, supporters, and sponsors – especially Clarabridge, Ernst & Young, and Windward Consulting! Stay tuned for news about our 2019 event!
How You Can Help Us
Together we can achieve great things
The devastating toll that caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease takes on a family is why we exist.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are currently over 16.1 million people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. The physical and emotional stress to the caregiver can impact their own health and the cost of care can devastate a family. This is your opportunity to help ease the burden of caregiving of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Your generous donation will help fund support for individual and family care consultations, music and art programs for caregivers and their loved ones with the disease, and other services and programs we support that directly impact caregivers.
The Windward Foundation fundraising events are a fun way to help caregivers to those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Our primary funding comes from donations and the District Music Benefit, but we also know that together we can do so much more! From local events with live music, merchandise sales where a portion goes to the Windward Foundation, or running with Team Windward, there is always a way you can help! We are a proud Charity Partner of the Marine Corp Marathon 10k for 2018 and will provide the fundraising tools and guidance from start to finish. If you are interested in partnering with us or joining our fundraising teams and be an active part of the special work we are doing.
We couldn’t do what we do without help from our volunteers and generous donors!
There are so many ways that you can support the mission of the Windward Foundation! From donating frequent flyer miles or items for our silent auction at the District Music Benefit, to purchasing a “hope” stone to help fund music programs for caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, please consider getting involved. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. It only takes a little bit of time to do a lot of good in the lives of those providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s. Please consider honoring someone that is a caregiver by giving your time and talents to the Windward Foundation.
Our annual fundraiser will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at The Hamilton in D.C. Funds raised from this even go directly to the services and programs that the Windward Foundation provides to help ease the burden of caregiving of those with Alzheimer’s.