Second Century Campaign

As we celebrate our 100th birthday on Founders Day, June 10th, 2024, we have reached our Second Century Campaign goal of raising $500 million. And we’re just getting started. Over our 100-year history, we’ve saved and improved countless lives. Join us in our second century to advance health and hope for everyone, everywhere.
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. Join us in our next 100 years to advance health and hope for everyone, everywhere.
Diverse group of friends smiling at each other

100 Years of Impressive Progress

From our first century of impact, CEO Nancy Brown and many AHA leaders talk to us about what they see as the most impressive achievements of the AHA.

Forging Ahead: Our Second Century

Current and past Presidents and Chairpersons of the Board share what they envision for our second century of ensuring health and hope for everyone, everywhere.

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