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Thank you to all who attended our first EVER virtual Brain Ball Gala! We hope you enjoyed the program. A big thank you to our Brain Ball Co-Chairs, Honorees, and Committee members, and, of course, all of our sponsors and donors! 


If you missed the program on April 30th, click below to check it out:



Brain Ball donations will continue to be accepted through June 30th! 


8th Annual Brain Ball Gala

Friday, May 6, 2022 

Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

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We hope you enjoyed our first EVER virtual Brain Ball Gala!

We are accepting donations thru June 30th!

Your support will help us raise funds for cutting-edge research and critical support services for individuals, families and caregivers.

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Featuring Emcee:

Doreen Gentzler

Anchor, News4 at 6 and News4 at 11

NBC4 Washington



Friday, April 30, 2021

Virtual Gala 

6:45 pm - Pre-Show

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 


The 7th Annual Alzheimer's Association Brain Ball Gala is being held virtually for the FIRST time ever! Join us for a memorable evening from the comfort of your own home. This year's event will feature event Emcee, Doreen Gentzler, Anchor, NBC News4 at 6 and News4 at 11, an exciting pre-show, inspiring stories from those who have been impacted by Alzheimer's disease, as well as a silent auction! Auction items will be announced soon and bidding will start on April 23rd! You won't want to miss this wonderful event!


Registration is free but required.



2020-2021 Chairs

Peter Larkin

Former President and CEO

National Grocers Association

Jim Menard

Principal, Government and Public Sector

Ernst & Young 

David Schless


American Seniors Housing Association

2020-2021 HONOREES


Lifetime Achievement Award

Jordan Smyth

Managing Director, Edgemoor Investment Advisors, Inc. 

Former Board Chair, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter


Regional Honoree

Connie Tipton

Former President and CEO, International Dairy Foods Association

Board Member, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter


Corporate Honorees

Robert L. Cohen

President and CEO, Perseus TDC, LLC

Board Member, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter

2017 Brain Ball Co-Chair

Rose Cohen

Managing Director, Citi Private Bank

Brain Ball Committee Member

2017 Brain Ball Co-Chair




Sterling Level Sponsors:

Airports Council International-North America

Bob and Rose Cohen

Connie Tipton

Household & Commercial Products Association

Edison Electric Institute

Ernst & Young


Bronze Level Sponsors: 

National Grocers Association

American Seniors Housing Association


American Petroleum Institute

Edgemoor Investment Advisors, Inc. 

National Restaurant Association

Foundation for the Greatest Good

National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care

Marilyn and Michael Glosserman

Host Hotels

Coldwell Banker Realty

RBC Wealth Management

Oliver Crandall and Ayesha Yasin

National Association of Manufacturers

EBW Financial Planning

Bill and Carolyn Wolfe

American Society of Association Executives

Jay and Nancy Epstein


Frank and Melanie Perna/Intercoastal Mortgage Company

JStreet Group 








Patron Level Sponsors:

Berkshire Hathway Energy Company

Melanie Nussdorf

Maria Glover

Steve and Jane Caldeira


Friend Level Sponsors: 

Peter and Jody Larkin


Pegasus Senior Living

Albert and Tina Small

Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association

Louis Levitt, MD and Joan Bialek

Ira and Becky Mendelson

Heidrick and Struggles

Corn Refiners Association

The Vinca Group LLC

William and Donna Eacho

George and Kristen Lund

American Gas Association 

Bruce and Karen Levenson

Thomas and Barbara McDuffie

Galena Yorktown Foundation

David and Nanette Schoeder

Media Sponsor: 

Modern Luxury DC


The Alzheimer's Association Brain Ball brings together influential and respected corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders to lead the fight against Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. This year's event will be held virtually on Friday, April 30, 2021.


The Brain Ball was launched in 2014 by the Alzheimer's Association and founding chairs Liz and Tom Donohue to elevate the profile of Alzheimer's and its devastating toll on America's families and caregivers facing the daily challenges of the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. Since its inception, the Brain Ball has honored leaders in the fight to end Alzheimer's and raised nearly $8.5 million to benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. 


The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. For more than 35 years, we have provided reliable information, education and support for people with dementia and their families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced changes in public policy. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

Hosted By

Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter
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