Second Century Campaign

As our 100th anniversary draws near, the American Heart Association’s Second Century Campaign is off to a grand start, thanks to these generous donors and sponsors. Your support is the heartbeat of the American Heart Association and will help us achieve our anniversary celebration goal of raising $500 million by June 2024.

reaching our $500 million goal!

We Celebrate Founders Day 2024

For 100 years, the American Heart Association has saved and improved lives, pioneered scientific discovery and advocated for healthy public policies in communities across the country. And we’re just getting started!

Diverse group of friends smiling at each other

Caretakers of the Torch

CEO Nancy Brown shares what it means to be the caretaker of the AHA legacy.

Second Century Campaign

Nancy Brown, Jim Postl, Dr. Antoni Gotto, Dr. Nanette Wenger, Dr. Michelle Elbert, Marsha Jones, Dr. Clyde Yancy, Dr. Joseph Wu and Lee Shapiro

Bold Hearts. Bold Stories.

One of AHA’s employees, Leigh Pechillo, shares her story of how the Science of the AHA saved her life through CPR.

Our Lifesaving History

Founded in 1924 by six cardiologists, our organization is grounded in the belief that scientific research leads the way to better treatment, prevention and – ultimately – a cure for these leading causes of death and disability. We’re proud to be the leading nonprofit funding cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease research. Bold investments have led to significant medical advancements including the first artificial heart valve, implantable pacemakers, cholesterol-lowering medications and techniques for CPR.

american heart association meeting with Paul Dudley White