2006-2007

$157,595.50 was raised for Alzheimer's research from January 2006 to December 2007. During that time Ami Simms administered the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative as an individual — with lots of help from volunteers all over the country. During the first six months she ran sales through Mallery Press, Inc., her publishing company, and wrote checks for the profits to the Alzheimer's Association to fund research. Then, she forwarded donations by others (for quilt rental fees, books, quilts, CDs, note cards, and dog kisses, etc.) directly to various chapters of the Alzheimer's Association. All donations were restricted to research. Most of the expenses of the AAQI were absorbed by her or her company. Below is a complete breakdown from January 2006 to December 2007.

Where did this money come from?

100% of proceeds of Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts and Little Treasures was donated to Alzheimer’s research. Ditto for Pattern Sales. We subtract the cost of paint, paper, and plastic presentation folders from total Notecard sales to get the Notecards profit. Mallery Press took $3.50 to cover the cost to buy and sell the CDs.

*During the time we paid off the publishing costs, $2 was donated to Alzheimer's research for every book sold. As of July 16, 2007 the publishing costs were repaid and up to $18 per book was donated to Alzheimer's research. CD and book profits were less when venues used them to help defray exhibit rental fees.

The AAQI collected an additional $1,100 from donations to the AAQI ($230) and Artist Submission Fees ($870). From these funds, $885.25 was spent on the insurance policy, shipping containers and supplies, and domain name registration.

Mallery Press, Inc. spent more than $3,000 for legal fees; credit card processing fees; web page fees; office supplies; postage; quilt signs; food, transportation, hotel, and parking for the curator to travel to A:FPBP venues. Ami & Steve Simms donated $372.32 to cover credit card processing fees for Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts sold in TX in 2006.