On November 13, 2018, the Eisner Prize was awarded to Marc Freedman and Encore.org at their 20th Anniversary Summit in Los Angeles. Marc Freedman founded Encore.org in 1998, and over the past 20 years has sought to reframe later life as an “encore” – an opportunity to leverage experience to improve society at all levels. Encore.org has pioneered several projects that activate older adults in the service of others, including: Experience Corps, bringing older volunteers into classrooms (now operated by AARP); Encore Fellowships, placing seasoned professionals in high-impact positions at social purpose organizations; and the Generation to Generation campaign, mobilizing older adults to work, in paid and volunteer positions, on behalf of children and youth. Since its founding, Encore.org has activated tens of thousands of adults nationwide through these intergenerational efforts.
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- Donna Butts,
Executive Director, Generations United