The mission of the ARSEA Foundation is to promote, coordinate and financially support activities and projects dedicated to the improvement of the physical, mental, social, emotional and economic health, knowledge and quality of life for retirees and older Alabamians.
The ARSEA Foundation was established in the Fall of 1996 to help build an office to house ARSEA/APEAL and commemorate members. In conjunction with the building project, the Plaza of Memories was created to memorialize and honor those who have meant so much to ARSEA/APEAL’s growth and development. Please see our Brick Paver page for information on how to honor or memorialize a friend or family member.
With the construction complete on an office building, the Foundation shifted its efforts to providing wellness and educational programs to the members. The Foundation participates in educational efforts of other groups and agencies such as the Alabama Department of Senior Services, Alabama Silver-Haired Legislature, and Alabama Securities Commission.
Since 1999, the ARSEA Foundation has hosted a Health & Wellness Expo in conjunction with the Annual Convention, offering flu vaccines and health screenings to convention attendees. By partnering with the State Employees’ Insurance Board, the Foundation is able to host influenza vaccination clinics across the state, protecting our members from this potentially dangerous virus.
The Foundation’s largest fundraiser is the silent auction held in December of each year. Items such as trips, sports memorabilia, collectibles and more are auctioned in conjunction with the ARSEA/APEAL Christmas open house.
The ARSEA Foundation depends heavily on donations of any amount. The Foundation is a 501c(3) tax-exempt organization and all donations are tax-deductible for income tax purposes under IRS regulations. Call the ARSEA/APEAL office at 334-834-9116 to discuss your options or click here for a donation form.