DK Reynolds is a humanitarian and philanthropist who partners with nonprofit organizations and local institutions to grow their human-to-human impact. After spending nearly two decades working as an advisor and passionate advocate for various charitable foundations, DK knows how to make a difference – and it is not simply raising funds. It’s about heart and grit and using whatever resources one has to make the lives of others a little better.
“Acts of Service is a major Love Language of mine. I thoroughly enjoy being a part of the process that can make the world a better place for someone, somewhere, at some time.”
DK, a Gazelle Foundation Founding Member, received the World Changer award from this organization that provides access to clean water for the people of Burundi. She has served as Vice President of the Junior Austin Women’s Club. Along with her husband Mike, DK is a committed fundraiser for our military and their families via The Special Forces Charitable Trust. Her long-term support of KLRU has provided significant benefits to our Central Texas community and the arts.
As a long-serving and current board member of Alzheimer’s Texas, DK strives to bolster the organization’s efforts to fund vital research and support those facing Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
In addition to being an extraordinary community servant, DK is a family woman and native Texan. Those who know her most would describe her as a force of nature with a generous heart.
Chief Director, Center for Brain Health, University of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Sandi Chapman is one of the nation’s preeminent cognitive neuroscientists furthering our understanding of what makes the brain stronger, faster and last longer. She is committed to enhancing human cognitive capacity and the underlying brain systems across the lifespan.
She collaborates with researchers and leaders around the world to advance the science of brain health, melding expertise in cognitive neuroscience, brain plasticity, brain imaging, medicine and neuroengineering.
KEY RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
With more than 50 funded research grants and 200+ peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Chapman directs clinical trials to develop, test and apply novel and multidimensional approaches to build cognitive capacity and well-being, improve life function and enhance supporting brain systems.
She is committed to democratizing access to brain health strategies and tools to achieve for brain health what has been done for heart health in individuals ages 10-100 from all walks of life around the globe. Her work is transforming how we care for our brain before something goes wrong, removing stigma, and elevating brain health with scientifically validated measurements, interventions and practices.
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease and related disorders through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers.
To create and sustain a dementia capable Texas in which persons with Alzheimer’s and related disorders, and their families, receive quality care, effective treatments, and meaningful support.
It is estimated 350,000 people in Texas have Alzheimer's disease. This is projected to quadruple by 2030. 80% of care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease is provided in the home, usually by an aging spouse or an adult child.
Individuals with Alzheimer's disease require increasingly comprehensive care for 3 to 20, or more years. Alzheimer's disease costs Americans over $100 billion annually.
Char Hu, Ph.D, President
Rita Hortenstine, Vice President
Laura Beuerlein, Secretary
Ava Late, Treasurer
Ed Clements, Past President
Munro Cullum, Ph.D.
Linda Shaunessy, JD
Alzheimer's Texas – established in 1982 – is a 501c3 charitable organization as designated by the IRS. Tax ID # 74-2286105 Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Certain items that are considered benefits to the donor will reduce the value of the charitable donation accordingly.