The Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in May 2020 by Robert “Bobby” S. Kaufmann, MD, Sam W. Austin and Andrea Mickelson. Having lost their fathers to Alzheimer’s disease, Bobby and Sam's passion and motivation to make a difference has resulted in raising $10 million for the cause through their annual golf tournaments. The J. Paul Austin Invitational Golf Tournament is now in its 28th year, while the James A. Kaufmann Memorial Golf Tournament celebrates its 23rd year. Becoming close friends and advocates for the cause, Bobby and Sam knew they wanted to make an even greater impact by forming the Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation with a focus in Alzheimer’s research and community services. Also deeply committed and personally affected by the cause, Andrea Mickelson joins the Foundation as Executive Director.
The Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation understands the importance of innovative research in the ultimate quest for a cure and more effective treatments, while also recognizing individuals living with the disease, their families and medical professionals need education and support. We identify leaders in the field who support our mission and vision and provide funding opportunities to qualified beneficiaries through our annual fundraising efforts.
Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center - Founded in 2005, the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is one of 27 active centers in the nation supported by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of these centers is to bring scientists together to facilitate their research and help learn more about Alzheimer’s and related diseases. They are also committed to the education of health care professionals, persons with Alzheimer’s disease, their families, and our community to aid in understanding, diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses. To learn more visit alzheimers.emory.edu.
$350,000 Grant Furthers Advances in Research and Treatment for the Disease
From left: Andrea Mickelson, Sam Austin, Bobby Kaufmann MD and Jim Lah MD
Memory Matters Glynn - Founded in 1994, this local independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization expanded its mission in 2016 to include all forms of adult-onset memory impairment and renamed the organization Memory Matters. Located in Brunswick, Georgia, Memory Matters Glynn provides support services including education, social activities for persons with memory impairment, individual consultations, memory screening and support groups in the Glynn County community. To learn more visit memorymattersglynn.com.
$60,000 Grant Provides Support to Local Families and Caregivers
From left: Andrea Mickelson, Brooke Baskin, Dr. Gail Cowen, Yolanda Neely, John Hartland, Julie Tharpe, Jordan Andrew
To support innovative research and community services for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
A cure for Alzheimer’s disease.