We started the DKJ Foundation in 2001 soon after our father David was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 60. Today the Foundation honors both David and our mother Susan who served as his caregiver until her death at 64.
Our mission is to raise money and awareness to cure Alzheimer’s and support family caregivers by providing resources and guidance throughout their journey.
We are very fortunate to have grown up in a wonderful, loving family atmosphere. Our goal is to keep alive the “life lessons” we learned from our parents and to pass them on to the next generation.
Through our annual DKJ Golf Tournament and other events we have donated more than $350,000 toward Alzheimer’s research and helping affected families.
All money raised by the David K Johnson Foundation is donated to:
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is the only research organization with a real plan to end the disease. Founded in 2004, their unique funding strategy is 100% focused on finding a cure and supports the scientists doing the most innovative work to move knowledge of Alzheimer’s pathology to prevention and cure. Their ultimate objective is to stop the disease before it even starts.
Helping Families – Sanborn Place, Home Care & Day Services supported David Johnson and his family during his time living with Alzheimer’s disease and they have supported countless others. Their mission is to serve their community with integrity, compassion, and innovation while promoting and supporting the philosophy of “Care with Dignity and Choice in the Place One Calls Home.”
In March of 2004, the David & Susan Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to help support the mission of the David K. Johnson Foundation. Each year the scholarship fund provides financial assistance to a Reading High School student pursuing a career in the medical field or home health care. The scholarship fund is needs based, and managed by the Reading Scholarship Foundation, Inc.