The Great Minds Gala recognizes LeadingAge members and individuals for positively impacting the care and support of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The gala is a fundraising event held in conjunction with the PEAK Leadership Summit.
Since 2003, Ellen Proxmire has worked with Integrace (formerly (EMA)) and the Integrace Institute at Copper Ridge to raise awareness and funds to improve Alzheimer’s care. Her husband, the late Senator William Proxmire, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1994 and spent the last 5 years of his life at Copper Ridge.
LeadingAge is honored to be partnering with Integrace to realize Ellen’s vision of elevating awareness for the need for excellent care and support for people with the disease and those who care for them. Funds from the event will be equally distributed between the LeadingAge Innovations Fund and the Integrace Institute at Copper Ridge for the creation and advancement of dementia programs.