About the Foundation

The mission of the NAELA Foundation is to promote the goals of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) to advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with disabilities by focusing on litigation and regulatory advocacy, amicus briefs, research and education/scholarships. 

  • The Foundation's Litigation and Regulatory Advocacy Fund's objective is to establish good legal precedent in matters of critical important to older Americans and people with disabilities. 
  • The Cohen Sister's Scholarship for Patient Advocacy awards scholarships to NAELA members in financial need so they can attend national education events.  

Scholarships Available
Now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021 NAELA Annual Event, to be held online March 24 - 26, 2021. READ MORE

NAELA Foundation Hosts Successful Comedy and Cake Decorating Contest Raising Funds to Support Critical Issues
On December 11th, NAELA Foundation Trustee Vincent Russo, CELA, CAP, Fellow, welcomed over 80 ticketholders to a Comedy Show featuring Derrick Tennant and the Great Cake Competition. all while supporting the Foundation’s mission to advocate for the rights of older Americans and people with disabilities.  READ MORE


NAELA and NAELA Foundation Provide Financial and Amicus Support for Montana Supreme Court Case with

Estate of Marilyn Scheidecker v. Montana DPHHS, First Judicial District Court No. BDV-2019-1221 Read More

Center for Medicare Advocacy

CMA filed a new Complaint on behalf of individuals who have lost health care and/or have had to pay out-of-pocket or are subject to Medicaid estate recovery because Medicare coverage was erroneously denied. Read More

What is the NAELA Foundation?