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“Ken secured a $7 million complex bridge loan to have the needed cash to get the Club built on time.  He was able to traverse the complexity of this process – the financing and legalities of it – in a way that I couldn’t have done.” Erin Hubert, CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland

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“The Fellowship gave me a greater sense of purpose; I was impacting the community in a very positive way, from a grant to update their facility to building revenues by renting their kitchen…it changes the way you look at things.” Robert Rios, Encore Fellow, Centro Cultural de Washington County, Cornelius, OR

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Dr. Elisa Ross

“Using her wealth of clinical experience and our data, Elisa created a program to increase cancer screening rates almost 50%. We couldn’t have accomplished that without her.”              Jean Polster, President and CEO, Neighborhood Family Practice, Cleveland, Ohio

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Encore Fellowships Are Expanding Across The U.S.

Encore Fellowships began with a pilot program of ten Fellows in 2009 in California’s Silicon Valley. Since then, thousands of Fellows have been matched with assignments in close to 50 metropolitan areas, contributing close to 2 million hours of service and an estimated $200,000,000 in talent. Companies including IBM, Qualcomm, Cisco, Hewlett Packard and Intel have sponsored Encore Fellows.

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The Baby Boomers’ Unfinished Business

The following is an excerpt from my new essay in the Democracy Journal. Why should I care about posterity? What […]

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The ‘unretired’: coming back to work in droves

Below is an excerpt from a new piece in the Financial Times that features Robert Roy, one of our Encore […]

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At Intel, A Retirement Perk That Can Kick Off A New Career As A Paid Fellow, NPR

April 17, 2017, NPR highlights Encore Fellowships

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Research Demonstrates Power of Encore Talent

Encore talent makes sense, right? What social purpose organization interested in making a difference wouldn’t want to tap experienced talent […]

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Human resource professionals are taking notice of the immense human talent represented by the encore population – discussed in this 3-part article in the premier journal for the field.

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