Encore.org CEO Marc Freedman Named 2017 Visiting Scholar, the Packard Foundation

It’s a pleasure and an honor to share the news that Marc Freedman has been invited to join the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as a visiting scholar, a role he will fulfill in conjunction with his duties as Encore.org’s CEO.

“The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced today that Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org and author most recently of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, will join the Foundation as a visiting scholar effective January 2017 through December 2017. . . .”

“We are thrilled to have Marc join us as a visiting scholar,” said Foundation President and CEO Carol S. Larson. “We have worked with Encore.org for more than a decade as an original funder of the Encore Fellowships Network, a pathway to help experienced private sector professionals transition to the social sector.”

“We’re especially pleased to support and partner with Marc now as he seeks new ways to tap into the great reservoirs of talent and experience of older people to improve communities, as he explores the power of intergenerational connections through Encore.org’s Generation to Generation campaign, and as he writes his fifth book about adapting the role of elders to a Modern Family world.”


Read the full announcement here.