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Changing Your Grantmaking Lens: Aging as an Asset

Posted on October 18, 2011 by Jason Born

Do you view older adults in your community as a valuable and perhaps untapped asset, or as a population in need of increased philanthropic support? Based on interviews with family funders active in this important, complex and diverse funding area, this edition of Passages makes the case that answer is a little bit of both, but more of the former than you… Read More

A Letter to Seniors (and will be seniors): Planning for Your Future in Philanthropy

Posted on September 13, 2011 by Alice Buhl

Their stories are fascinating reminders of the many philanthropic paths available, whatever your age. Their stories fall into four categories of approaches to how they planned their own as well as their family’s philanthropic futures: senior generation members who chose to stay actively involved in leading the family’s foundation. seniors who passed on leadership but stayed active in the foundation… Read More

The Harry G. and Charlotte H. Slater Family Fund: Supporting Start Ups and New Approaches to Aging

Posted on March 11, 2011 by Jason Born

Since its establishment in 1995, The Harry G. and Charlotte H. Slater Family Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has used small grants and the personal passion of its family advisors to play a catalytic role in support of a broad spectrum of start-up programs focused on aging, end-of-life and palliative care. “My father, Harry G. Slater, an attorney, served… Read More

Supporting Start Ups and New Approaches to Aging

Posted on March 2, 2011

“ ‘Aging’ really touches everything,” Slater Johnston says. “No matter what your foundation’s focus is, you can find a way to incorporate funding programs for older adults into your grantmaking… Read More

A Donor’s Passion Leads to the Foundation’s Mission

Posted on March 2, 2011

“When we started the foundation in the early ‘90s, it was clear to us that a principal thing we wanted to do was to continue her work in the field of aging and specifically her work with patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Those were very clear paths for us – one of the first areas of interest at the foundation,”… Read More

The Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation: Positive Aging

Posted on March 1, 2011 by Jason Born

The Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation was created in 1997 in memory of John E. Andrus to enhance the Andrus family’s longstanding commitment to Westchester County, New York. The Benedict Foundationʼs mission is to create aging-friendly neighborhoods and actively engage older people in their communities, with special attention to the City of Yonkers in Westchester County, New York… Read More

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