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2017 GIA Diversity Award Goes to Tufts Health Plan Foundation

posted Mon, Oct 23, 2017

At its 35th anniversary annual conference, held in Boston, Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) presented the GIA Diversity Award for 2017 to the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Jackie Jenkins-Scott, a member of the board of directors of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and the president of Wheelock College, accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation and its grantees. The award was established 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. It reflects GIA’s firm belief that diversity is a critical element of strong grantmaking in aging, and 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.

Philanthropy and opioids: why we must see beyond addiction

posted Thu, Oct 12, 2017   by Philanthropy Daily

In this piece for Philanthropy Daily, John Feather, CEO of Grantmakers In Aging, reflects on why we must see beyond addiction in tackling the opioid epidemic and making sure that the unique problems facing older adults receive the attention they need.


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