The David and Lucile Packard Foundation recently announced that Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org and author most recently of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, has joined the Foundation as a visiting scholar effective January 2017 through December 2017. “I’m thrilled to collaborate more deeply with the foundation’s extraordinary staff, gain insights into transforming the aging society into a source of social renewal, and helping create a better world for future generations,” Freedman said. Read more here.
On March 30, Fernando Torres-Gill, director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging at the University of California, Los Angeles received the Paul Nathanson Distinguished Advocate Award at a special fundraising event celebrating the 45th anniversary of Justice in Aging, a national advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law. Through his years of public service, as well as his research on elder health, long-term and disability care, and the politics of aging, Dr. Torres-Gil has improved the lives of millions of older adults.Read more here.
The Eisner Foundation, a nonprofit that invests in intergenerational programming, received the Rose L. Schiff Commitment to Justice Award at the annual gala dinner hosted by Bet Tzedek, a leading legal services philanthropy, on February 21. More than 1,200 people attended the event at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live. Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation, is a member of the Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging advisory board. Read more here.