2020 AMF Gala Information

HONORARY CHAIRS
Lynda and Chris Ludeman

GALA CO-CHAIRS
Jo Marie Lilly & John Clutts

HONOREES
Cookie and Dan Owen

UNDERWRITING CO-CHAIRS
Marena Gault
Stacy Nutkis
Cara Owens

AUCTION CO-CHAIRS
Lynda Ludeman
Ashley Tatum

ENTERTAINMENT CO-CHAIRS
Cara Owens
Julie Tregoning

AGING MIND FOUNDATION
EXECUTIVE BOARD
Bill Booziotis, 1935 – 2016
Barbara Daseke
Greg Haynes Johnson
Laree Hulshoff
Jo Marie Lilly
Lynda Ludeman
Mike Masters
Kathy Nelson
Cara Owens
Lisa Shardon
Ashley Tatum
Julie Tregoning

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Hazel Clendening
John Clutts
Greg Creed
Marena Gault
Kara Goss
Kim Hext
Jannah Hodges
Marcia Curtis Hornsby
Rodger Kobes
Jen Jorgensen
Julie Lloyd
Carey Moen
Lane Mitchell
Kim Noltemy
Jonika Nix
Stacy Nutkis
Jacqueline Porter

We invite you to the 2020 AMF GALA | FOCUS ON A CAUSE, Saturday, February 29, 2020, at The Joule Hotel. This 6th Annual AMF Gala is the major fundraising event of the year for Aging Mind Foundation.

The Board and Executive Board of the Aging Mind Foundation (AMF), Honorary Chairs, Lynda and Chris Ludeman, and Co-chairs, Jo Marie Lilly and John Clutts, take great pleasure in announcing the 2020 AMF Gala Honorees, Cookie and Dan Owen. This special evening will honor Cookie and Dan while focusing awareness on the cause and raising critical funds for Alzheimer’s and dementia research.

Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death on the rise, with more than 5 million Americans now estimated to have the disease. The impact to individuals, families and businesses is staggering. Since 2015, AMF has raised over $2.5 million to fund high-quality medical research focused on finding the cause of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The 2020 AMF beneficiary will be Columbia University Medical Center’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center under the leadership of Dr. Scott Small.

The 2020 AMF GALA will be a progressive evening staged within The Joule Hotel. Complimentary valet on Main Street will direct guests to board our “Mind Lift”. The Joule’s glass elevator will transport guests to the beginning of a thoughtfully curated gala. Live music will serenade supporters on their way to a “Heady Cocktail Reception” in The Fortnight Ballroom. Following the canapés and conversation, patrons will be seated in the Mosaic Ballroom for a “Mindful Menu” of bespoke creations prepared by The Joule’s culinary team. Greg Creed, CEO. Yum! Brands, will be your “Thought Leader and Emcee” for the evening.

Immediately following dinner keep your seats for AMF’s Live Auction known for unique, one-of-a-kind experiences packaged with our discerning supporters in mind. To top off the evening, raise the roof with desserts, dancing and live music at “Top of the Mind” on The Joule Rooftop Terrace and celebrate your support of the 6th Annual AMF Gala!

Patrons who join us in supporting the gala are invited to the 2020 AMF Gala Patron Party, Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The Cocktail Reception will feature specialty cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by the culinary experts at Mirador. Details will be revealed when you receive your invitation under separate cover.

Please join us in supporting critical Alzheimer’s research. The attached underwriting document provides details on participation levels. Your response by February 7, 2020, is appreciated so that we may recognize your generous contribution in our printed materials.

Warm regards and gratitude,


Jo Marie Lilly
Gala Co-Chair


John R. Clutts
Gala Co-Chair

Laree Hulshoff
AMF Founder