Founder Evelyn Ponder and first-elected president Cyndy Hudgins, led a small group of passionate and civic-minded Dallas women to create AWARE in 1989. Since then, AWARE has raised and donated over $13,500,000 in support of its mission. Today, men and women of all ages have joined our fight.
In partnership with The Dallas Foundation, a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity, AWARE conducts an annual grant review process resulting in the selection of the most exemplary nonprofit organizations in Dallas and the North Texas region that are working on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. AWARE provides funding and support to those leading groups which offer programs, education, and resources to caregivers and victims of Alzheimer’s disease, and to organizations doing valuable research to find prevention and ultimately a cure.
We have come a long way, but the fight is far from over. AWARE continues to expand and broaden our scope, so that what we do to fight Alzheimer’s disease has the most impact for Dallas and surrounding North Texas communities.
Join AWARE now. Join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Become part of the solution.
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Our Grant Recipients
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BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE DALLAS FOUNDATION
CASA DE VIDA
DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL SOCIETY
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
FOR LOVE AND ART
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
JULIETTE FOWLER COMMUNITIES
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE SENIOR SOURCE
TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES
STOMPING GROUND COMEDY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
TEXAS WINDS MUSICAL OUTREACH
VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
WILSHIRE BAPTIST CHURCH