• The Center mourns the loss of a dear friend and tireless CVL supporter. click here

  • CVL councilmember and benefactor’s life remembered in the Dallas Morning here

  • Aging-themed issue of Nautilus Magazine explores cognitive benefits of learning a new game such as chess, cites here

  • ‘Fitizen’ group at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas learns about research at CVL. click here

  • CVL research published in JoN finds that some memories persist in the face of strong interference. click here

  • Dr. Sara Festini’s research probes busyness levels and cognitive here

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CVl Annual Review

CVl Annual Review

Charting Our Progress is CVL’s annual review, with archives available

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Researchers at the Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas are working together to address one of greatest challenges facing our society: ensuring the long-term cognitive health and vitality of our citizens. With your support, our dedicated team can advance the frontiers of aging-mind research and make discoveries that will lead to improved health and well-being for life. We welcome your contributions to further our progress.

Sallie Asche Fund

The Center for Vital Longevity has established the Sallie Asche Fund for Vital Aging in honor of cherished friend and supporter Sarah P. Asche. Sallie Asche was one of the very first supporters of the Center for Vital Longevity, and an esteemed member of the center’s Advisory Council. She cared immensely about making the world a better place, supporting the sciences, and understanding how scientists, through research, could learn to cure cruel diseases. The Sallie Asche Fund for Vital Aging will honor Sallie by supporting lectures and research on the science of the aging mind, with the hope that future generations will no longer suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and the cognitive losses associated with aging.  Through support of this fund, Sallie will forever be a part of the Center for Vital Longevity and the spectacular advances center scientists are making in understanding how to slow the aging of the mind.

Naming and Other Giving Opportunities

We invite you to support the Center for Vital Longevity by joining our Directors’ Research Circle, a core donor constituency, and/or by choosing from one of the center's several available naming opportunities.

Directors’ Research Circle

The Directors’ Research Circle is composed of donors to the Center for Vital Longevity who make a commitment to support the center with an annual gift of $2500 or a minimum $12,500 donation over five years. Benefits of joining the Directors’ Research Circle include:
Invitations to attend quarterly events that provide intimate and timely access to information about the aging brain, delivered by world-class experts in an entertaining and accessible manner.
Regular briefings about the latest center discoveries and progress other labs are making in understanding memory and the aging mind and finding treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
Opportunity to schedule an annual lunch with center scientists.
Pride in supporting an internationally recognized research and educational center that is producing the highest caliber science and addressing a subject of tremendous medical and societal importance.

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities are available at many levels of giving that will permanently associate the name of a foundation, corporation, or individual donor—or that of a family member, friend, or colleague, with the Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas. There are opportunities to name spaces, academic positions, funds, and events including: The Center itself
Individual laboratory
Endowed faculty chair
Endowed professorship
Postdoctoral fellowship
Graduate student fellowship
Scientific lecture series
Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference (an international scientific meeting held every two years)
You can support the Sallie Asche Fund for Vital Aging or any of the above efforts by making a contribution online or by mail:


By mail: Gifts by check can be mailed to the Center for Vital Longevity, 1600 Viceroy Drive, Suite 800, Dallas, TX 75235.
To further discuss opportunities for supporting the Center’s work, please contact Diana Aguirre, Director of Development, at 972-883-3728 or