Three Essential Steps to Planning a Fundraising Event



The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event in Irvine, California

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

An alumna of the Trinity College of Graduate Studies, Dr. Miriam Galindo practices as a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical psychologist in Irvine, California. Alongside her work with families and children, Dr. Miriam Galindo supports the Alzheimer’s Association (AA).

Listed as one of best nonprofits for which to work by The NonProfit Times for eight consecutive years, AA is the leading organization of its kind. It strives to provide the best care and resources available to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.

As a cure for the memory loss disease remains undiscovered, AA hosts regular events to raise funds for research, including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Organizers plan these walks on an annual basis in numerous cities across the United States, and the next event in Irvine, California, will take place on September 30.

Participants will convene at Orange County Great Park to help hit the funding goal of $165,000. Individuals can join a team or create one of their own for the two-mile walk. For more information, visit

Adopt An Animal – And Conserve Their Habitat

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National Wildlife Federation

Dr. Miriam Galindo is a licensed clinical psychologist and social worker based in Irvine, California, where she shares a private practice with her husband, Jorge Galindo, MFT. A specialist in providing counseling during high-conflict divorce cases, Dr. Miriam Galindo is a member of the National Wildlife Federation outside of her work.

The National Wildlife Federation is a national non-profit organization founded for the purpose of nature conservation, as well as educating and advocating their causes. The National Wildlife Federation is a long-established organization over 75 years old and stands today one of the most prolific conservationist groups in the United States.

As a national non-profit, the National Wildlife Federation has a lot of territory to cover, and many species to protect. One way in which the organization combats this issue is its Adoption Center. This program invites volunteers to symbolically adopt a particular species of animal about which they are passionate and give funds specifically for conservation efforts on behalf of that animal. As the donation is also accompanied by a stuffed animal of chosen species, the Adoption Center is popular with younger conservation enthusiasts and also serves as a way to get younger generations interested in the cause.

National Wildlife Federation: Inspiring a New Generation of Conservation

National Wildlife Federation pic

National Wildlife Federation

Licensed clinical psychologist, social worker, and registered child play therapist Dr. Miriam Galindo, Psy.D., has worked with at-risk children and families for over 20 years. Miriam Galindo operates a private practice in Irvine, California, where she provides counseling for child and family reunification, and co-parenting counseling for cases involving high-conflict divorce. She is a proud supporter of National Wildlife Federation.

The mission of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is to be a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists. To that end, NWF provides many fun ways for kids and families to get involved in wildlife conservation.

Butterfly Heroes is a recent campaign designed to help raise awareness and provide a habitat for the Monarch butterfly. With over one-third of Monarch habitats destroyed by agricultural and farming practices, and a population decline of over 90 percent, NWF asked kids and families to step up and take the Butterfly Pledge. Families could submit a photo to share along with their pledge, and in return received free Butterfly Garden Starter Packets in the mail.

To get your family involved in the work of NWF, visit

Alzheimer’s Association’s Annual Advocacy Forum

A licensed clinical psychologist and social worker, Dr. Miriam Galindo began serving on the Family Law Panel of Approved Child Custody Evaluations for Orange County’s Superior Court in 2005. Now she maintains her private practice in Irvine, California, where she provides child and family counseling and play and art therapy. Miriam Galindo’s memberships include the Alzheimer’s Association.

On March 25, 2015, almost 1,000 people wearing purple sashes, known as Alzheimer’s advocates, marched to Capitol Hill fin Washington, DC, for the celebration of Hill Day, bringing to an end the Alzheimer’s Association’s 27th Annual Advocacy Forum. These advocates came from every state of the Union to visit with elected officials and provide information about the association’s priorities for the coming year.

The Alzheimer’s Association will host next year’s Advocacy Forum from April 4-6 in Washington’s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. For more information about this event, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the association’s work on behalf of those with Alzheimer’s disease, visit

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Dr. Miriam Galindo is an Irving, California-based family and child psychologist with several decades of experience. Apart from her work, Dr. Miriam Galindo supports the Alzheimer’s Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association is responsible for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event designed to educate and raise funds for Alzheimer’s research and care. More than 600 communities and nearly half a million participants join together to increase awareness for Alzheimer’s in communities across the country.

Entry is free, and participants are expected to raise funds to contribute to the cause. The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous tools and resources, including instructional videos and tips for creating a personal fundraising page. Funds raised from the walk continue to support and enhance educational programs, as well as to promote research and create a voice for Alzheimer’s in public policy.