Herndon, VA – The Windward Foundation today announced a $25,000 grant to the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, extending its support for care consultation services and caregiver information, education and support delivered throughout the Chapter territory. The grant brings the Foundation’s total contribution to the Chapter to $55,000 in 2017. This gift was made possible from the proceeds of the Foundations’ first major fundraiser, the District Music Benefit, held in September 2017 at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, D.C.
The Windward Foundation was founded in late 2016 by Sean McDermott, Founder and CEO of Windward Consulting Group. “Over the last 20 years we have always been a very philanthropic company, but I was committed to expand our footprint in the community. Individually we can do great things, but as a company we can create game-changing, long lasting impacts,” said Sean McDermott. “Looking back on our first year of the Windward Foundation, I am humbled by the support we have received and look forward to creating a legacy of support to families watching their loved one slip away from Alzheimer’s.”
“There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the physical and financial toll it takes on caregivers is staggering. The Windward Foundation is proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association in its effort to ease the burden to families and help them navigate the difficult journey that comes with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias,” said Michele Darwin, Executive Director of the Windward Foundation.
In addition to its 2017 grants to the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, the Windward Foundation is developing new community programs for 2018 that focus on family caregivers.
“We are thankful to the Windward Foundation for their continued support. The Windward Foundation grant for care consultations has allowed the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter to expand support for families throughout our service territory,” said Ana Nelson, the Chapter’s vice president of programs and services. “Through these care consultations, we can provide an in-depth, personalized service for families facing the challenges and decisions associated with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. As a result, they develop a better understanding of the disease, create strategies for the best possible care management, and plan for the future.”