Giving

Giving

Five p.m. on a Tuesday, mid-winter. I’m sitting in the basement of St. Cyril’s Macedonian Orthodox Church in Regent Park in downtown Toronto. Teenagers drift in – by turns chatty, solemn, effusive, shy. Quickly they shed their coats to colonize the bare beat-up tables...
My Encore Fellowship Opened Doors

My Encore Fellowship Opened Doors

After 36 years at IBM, Greg Burnett became an Encore Fellow at The Salvation Army of Stamford, Connecticut. He worked full time for five months, focusing on strategic planning, community outreach and program development (he helped to create a new scholarship program...
Marc Freedman: Building Bridges Across Generations

Marc Freedman: Building Bridges Across Generations

The CEO of Encore.org explains why it’s important to society for older citizens to mix with younger people as the age gap widens. Want to live forever? Marc Freedman can help. No, he’s not one of the Silicon Valley “immortalists” seeking to radically prolong...