Banner text: Thinking differently about dementia? So is Maude.

Maude Ferry, matriarch extraordinaire, brings a long and lasting gift of love for all who walk in her path. She is a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend with a big and generous heart.  Loyal, thoughtful, encouraging and wise in her words and actions, she inspires joy and purpose.

After the birth of their sixth child, her husband Richard co-founded and led Korn Ferry International to become the world’s premier provider of executive human capital solutions. Yet even with the growing success and demands of her husband’s company, Maude never lost sight of her values and her faith. Maude is a loving and supportive spouse—silent partner, goodwill ambassador, corporate wife, community volunteer and dedicated mother to their children as well as twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Throughout the years, Richard and Maude have been passionately engaged in their community and have supported numerous civic and charitable causes, with a focus on the Catholic Church, education and health care. .

In 2015, Maude was diagnosed with dementia and Richard has continued their shared journey as a loving caregiver and tireless advocate.  Together they are building a Legacy of Love.  Maude’s Awards for Innovation in Alzheimer’s Care carries their commitment forward—encouraging, celebrating and sharing innovations that will enrich the quality of life for persons living with dementia and their caregivers for generations to follow.


The Awards

Three annual $25,000 awards to organizations and five $5,000 awards to individuals excelling in one of the following categories of care for persons living with dementia and care partners.

Making Connections

Treating By Design

Cultivating Health

Supporting Care Partners


Stay in touch for awards announcements & news about Maude’s Conference, a 1-day summer conference bringing together awardees and Northwest-based caregivers.