Creating a true, lasting difference in the world is an immense achievement.
Since 2004, our researchers, donors, Board members, Trustees, and staff have had the opportunity to contribute their time and effort to make such a difference due directly to the vision and devotion of our Co-Founder and Co-Chair Jeffrey L. Morby. Along with his wife, Jacqui, Jeff started our organization and provided its initial inspiration of eliminating Alzheimer’s disease to relieve the physical, emotional, and financial burden of the illness for millions of people throughout the world.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Jeff’s passing on September 2, 2023. In addition to his crucial role in founding Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, Jeff was a successful business leader, philanthropist, loving husband, caring father, and dear friend. We offer our deepest sympathies to his family, especially his lifelong love and wife, Jacqui, who lost her life partner of 64 years.
We also share our deepest thanks.
The relentless passion Jeff had for understanding Alzheimer’s disease motivated our organization to play key roles in some of the most important scientific discoveries about the brain and the disease. He asked insightful and probing questions about the science. He had tremendous respect for the researchers who commit their lives to the cause. And he developed a profound knowledge of the science, contributing suggestions for novel ways to investigate the disease.
As described by Dr. Rudy Tanzi, Chair of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Leadership Group,
“Jeff was a pioneer, visionary, and tremendous catalyst for the progress Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has made in driving so many seminal paradigm shifts in our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. From our first meeting almost 20 years ago, he was passionate about science and knew research was the only way to end the burden of this disease for patients and families. Jeff was driven to ensure that the highest impact research would receive funding with the best Alzheimer’s researchers in the world brought together to collaborate and share their discoveries. His commitment to finding a cure continues to inspire the groundbreaking work of the many researchers supported by CureAlz throughout the world.”
We mourn this significant loss—and remain steadfast in our efforts so that we may respect Jeff’s legacy. We continue our work to advance the science of Alzheimer’s disease, and will persist until his goal of finding a cure is realized. It is our honor to continue the work that Jeff inspired and guided.
The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Team