Forum, Network and Resource for the Challenges of an Aging Society
Philanthropy in the Field of Aging: Cultivating Innovative Thinking and Solutions

Philanthropy in the Field of Aging: Cultivating Innovative Thinking and Solutions

 
 
September 6, 2018 5:30-8:00pm
Google Community Space
 

THE TAKEAWAY: Innovative thinking does not only happen in the Bay Area tech industry it also happens in philanthropy, both public and private. An example is the law that passed in San Francisco in 2016 that designates annual funding (the ‘Dignity Fund’) for essential community-based services and supports for San Francisco seniors and adults with disabilities. It is a first-in-the-nation law.

Even though this law is an immense achievement, much more is needed. This forum explored the potential role and impact of private funders in cultivating innovative programs, thinking and solutions that support the diverse Bay Area population in growing old with dignity.

Thank you to Glen Galaich, CEO of the Stupski Foundation, and Shirin Vakharia, Director for Health & Aging, Marin Community Foundation, who presented and discussed the impact their foundations want to make in the field of aging.

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