From the Founders

Jacqueline Morby: "We're Building Science"

Jacqueline Morby: We're Building Science

Jacqueline Morby, co-founder of Cure Alzheimer's Fund, talks about her personal commitment to fighting the disease and the bold approach Cure Alzheimer's Fund is taking to find a cure.

Massachusetts General Hospital Highlights CAF's Contributions to Research

In a recent news piece, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) chose to highlight Cure Alzheimer's Fund's support of research through the lab of Dr. Rudy Tanzi.

MGH praises the venture capital approach taken by CAF co-founders Jeff and Jacqui Morby, enabling researchers like Tanzi to take risks and pursue "paradigm changing" studies. And the risks have paid off: According to MGH, the scientific results brought about by CAF-funded research are "nothing short of game changing, as Mass General researchers resolve some long-unanswered questions about how Alzheimer’s disease develops."

Jeff and Jacqui Morby Featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cure Alzheimer's Fund Chairman and Co-Founder Jeff Morby and Co-Founder Jacqui Morby were featured for their support of Alzheimer's research in Sunday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The article highlights Cure Alzheimer's Fund's success and the commitment of its founders and board to cover all operating costs. The Post-Gazette also describes the origins of the fund, which started off under the Pittsburgh Foundation until the Morbys garnered enough support to launch a public charity.

Our Plan to End Alzheimer's

Our Plan to End Alzheimer's - Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Ten years ago, our founders started Cure Alzheimer's Fund out of frustration with the slow pace and limited funding of research. Since then, we've funded dozens of ground-breaking studies that have enhanced our understanding of Alzheimer's disease and brought us closer to a cure.

Jeff Morby: The Answers Are Being Revealed

Several weeks ago, the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) Executive Committee and staff met with the members of our Research Consortium in Chicago.

Jeff Morby, Chairman and Co-Founder, Wins Rotary Club Award

On May 18 Jeff Morby, chairman and co-founder of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, was honored with the prestigious Paul Harris Award from Rotary District 7950. Paul Harris founded the Rotary Club more than a century ago and the award was created to recognize those who have made great contributions to society under the Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”

Ninety Seconds with Co-Founder Henry McCance

Henry McCance, chairman emeritus of Greylock Partners, co-founded Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) in 2005 after getting frustrated with the lack of knowledge about the disease when his wife was diagnosed. He was interviewed by the Boston Business Journal about his venture capital approach to funding Alzheimer's disease research.

BRAIN Initiative and RAND Study: An Assessment

Over the last several days, two important announcements pertaining to Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases have been made.

Can Venture Capital Help Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

A Pittsburgh philanthropist and retired Mellon exec thinks so. In 1988, Jeffrey L. Morby left American Express to join the management team tapped to rescue the nearly bankrupt Mellon Bank. After helping turn Mellon around, he retired at 59, but Morby has hardly been wiling away the time.

Letter from the Chairs

From our 2011 Annual Report.


Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Research Consortium, we want to thank all the donors, researchers and academic institutional partners supporting Cure Alzheimer’s Fund research for your help in making 2011 such a successful science year. Guided by leading scientists in the field, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund-supported research continues to make breakthrough progress toward our goal of eradicating Alzheimer’s disease.