Growing Old in San Francisco: Funding Aging with a Commitment to Racial Equity
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Thank You to Our Featured Guest: Janet Spears, CEO of the Metta Fund
Thank Your to Our Forum Host: Susi Stadler, Architect, Executive Director At Home With Growing Older
In this discussion with Janet Spears, CEO of the Metta Fund, we talk about how private funding strategies can support aging in place in an era of rapid gentrification and community change.
About Our Featured Guest, Janet Spears:
Janet Y. Spears is Chief Executive Officer of the Metta Fund, a private foundation dedicated to advancing health and equity in aging. In this role, she leads one of the only California foundations with a population focus on older adults, working with nonprofits, the community, and government partners to influence solutions that foster more equitable outcomes for older San Franciscans. Janet is currently Vice President of the San Francisco Disability and Aging Services Commission and serves on the boards of Northern California Grantmakers, the Giants Community Fund, and the University of the Pacific (UOP), her alma mater. Previously, she was Chief Operating Officer at the East Bay Community Foundation and Sales Vice President at AT&T.
The original, live conversation was recorded on: Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 5:30 PM PST.