Author: Jim Emerman

Waking Up to Smell The Wildflowers, And Understand The Power of Informal Leaders

I first met Hanmin Liu in 2006 when he was selected as a Purpose Prize Fellow in the inaugural year of the program. Hanmin was then a 61-year old former dentist, who, with his partner Jennifer Mei, had founded a San Francisco-based organization –  Wildflowers Institute –  to take on one of the greatest challenges […]

Introducing Anne Kirwan

On October 24, Anne Kirwan joined as Managing Director of the EFN, the Encore Fellowships Network. Anne comes to Encore and EFN from nearly a decade at Upwardly Global, an award-winning organization that eliminates employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, and integrates this population into the professional US workforce. She joins us with particular […]

Mourning the Loss of Journalist and Civic Leader Jack Rosenthal

We mourn the passing on August 23 of Jack Rosenthal, President Emeritus of The New York Times Company Foundation and a former New York Times journalist. Jack was an influential thinker and civic leader, promoting the significance of global aging and the power of older adults as a force for social change. Along with his influential writing, […]