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Diversity Award 2016
 

GIA established the Diversity Award in 2003 to recognize national, regional, and local individuals, programs, and organizations that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging.

The 2016 recipient of the GIA Diversity Award was St. Barnabas Senior Services. St. Barnabas President and CEO, Rigo Saborio, accepted the award at the 2016 GIA Annual Conference in Portland. 

For over 100 years, St. Barnabas Senior Services (SBSS), has been serving economically vulnerable older adults in Los Angeles County, dedicated to creating transformative change in the lives of older adults so they can maintain their independence, reduce isolation, and improve their health.

Award Nomination Criteria

Nonprofit organizations (receiving funding from a foundation or whose funding sources include foundation(s)), individual grantmakers, or foundations working effectively with a diverse aging population are eligible for consideration.

GIA believes that diversity encompasses, but is not limited to, age, gender, race, national origin, religious beliefs, physical abilities and characteristics, sexual orientation, economic circumstances and lifestyle, or gender expression.

Self-nominations are welcome!

Winners will:

Receive GIA’s Diversity Award at the Grantmakers In Aging  Annual Conference. The theme for 2016 is Climbing Higher: Working Together to Reach New Heights in Aging Philanthropy.
Offer brief acceptance remarks at the event during one of the general sessions.
Participate in the full conference. All expenses – full registration, travel, and lodging – will be paid for a representative of the selected nonprofit or foundation to attend the conference.

Previous GIA Diversity Award winners

2015  Center for Medicare Advocacy
2014  Rose Community Foundation
2013 The Atlantic Philanthropies
2012 Pueblo of Zuni and Jewish Family Service of New Mexico
2011 Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders (SAGE)
2010 The Retirement Research Foundation
2009 Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly (CLESE)
2008 George W. Davis, PhD, Executive Director, Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, Inc.
2007 Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MSN, FAAN, AARP President and UCSF Center for the Health Professions Senior Fellow
2006 Meyling Eliash-Daneshfar, Manager of Latino Services, Alzheimer’s Association, Los Angeles and a former ASA NVL Partner
2005 Connie Bremner, Executive Director of the Eagle Shield Senior Center, Blackfeet Nation Reservation
2004 Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues, Affinity Group

2003 American Society on Aging (ASA) New Ventures in Leadership (NVL) Partnership ProgramGIA established the Diversity Award in 2003 to recognize national, regional, and local individuals, programs, and organizations that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging.

Award Nomination Criteria

Nonprofit organizations (receiving funding from a foundation or whose funding sources include foundation(s)), individual grantmakers, or foundations working effectively with a diverse aging population are eligible for consideration.

GIA believes that diversity encompasses, but is not limited to, age, gender, race, national origin, religious beliefs, physical abilities and characteristics, sexual orientation, economic circumstances and lifestyle, or gender expression.

Self-nominations are welcome!

 

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