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Philanthropy and Geriatrics: An Overview of Funders and Funding

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Robert Wolf

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 81:3-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)
Population and demographics (Older people)

Keywords: Elderly; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


On January 7, 2006, the first of 77 million Baby Boomers turns 60. The doubling of the numbers of Americans over 65 between 2000 and 2030 will pose both challenges and opportunities for our country. Clearly philanthropy, both Jewish and secular, will play a critical role in shaping a societal response. This article examines trends in philanthropy and geriatrics, looking at both the dollars awarded and the programs and institutions that have emerged as critical change agents.