$300,000 Raised for Local Alzheimer’s Organization

Summit League Presents a Check for $300,000 to Hearts and Minds Activity Center
Event chairs present a check to Hearts & Minds Activity Center

Summit League’s spring 2019 fundraiser, A Day in the Garden with Friends, raised $300,000 for San Jose’s Hearts and Minds Activity Center (formerly Respite and Research for Alzheimer’s Disease). Held on the grounds of a beautiful Los Gatos estate, the luncheon featured speaker Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, an award-winning advocate and activist who has worked to ignite public awareness and raise funds for research in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. She also served on the National Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association and produced the critically acclaimed movie, Still Alice. The event marketplace featured a wide selection of jewelry, fashion, and art vendors also donated a portion of all proceeds to the cause. 

As the only dementia-specific adult daycare program in Santa Clara County, Hearts & Minds Activity Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions by providing safe, nurturing intergenerational services, and a rich network of support. The donation will provide for Center renovations and the creation of a technology and library facility to benefit individuals of all stages of dementia. 

“The level of support we received from the Summit League was beyond expectation. We are so grateful for the care, love, and support of our mission as well as the very generous donation that will ensure that we have the resources to achieve so many of our goals.”

Hearts & Minds Executive Director, Maria Nicolacoudis

Established in 1957, Summit League is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds in the areas of education, health, welfare, and the arts. To date, Summit League has donated over two million dollars to enhance the lives of the Silicon Valley community.