Foundation’s Inspiration for Groundbreaking Support
for Lewy Body Dementia Passes Away
Dorothy Mangurian - a Special Friend of Lewy Body Dementia Association
ATLANTA (APRIL 2015) —The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) mourns the passing of a special friend, Dorothy “Dottie” Mangurian. The inspiration for the Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation’s visionary commitment to the cause of Lewy body dementia (LBD), she died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 28, 2015 after a 15-year battle with LBD.
“We are eternally grateful to both the Mangurians and the Mangurian Foundation,” says Mike Koehler, LBDA President. “They have been true champions leading the fight against LBD with their support of LBDA, medical research at major academic centers around the country and other related associations around the world.”
To date, the Mangurian Foundation has generously donated over $1 million to LBDA since the inception of the organization in 2004. “Their significant early donations helped jumpstart our organization and we are forever grateful for the investment they made in our future,” says Koehler.
Most recently, the Mangurian Foundation funded the successful LBDA 2014 Lewy Who? national advertising, public relations, and social media campaign to help drive awareness of this little-known and commonly misdiagnosed form of dementia.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Mangurian family and to their loyal friends Gordon Latz and Steve Mehallis.