2016 Wrap-Up + Thank You to Our Donors

EngAGE had an expansive year in 2016. We now serve 32 communities in Southern California, and we added our first communities in Portland, OR, as well as in Minneapolis, MN.

We opened ACE/121, an exciting new family arts community in Glendale, CA.

EngAGE was featured in a new e-book from Next Avenue and Aroha Philanthropies entitled, Artful Aging: How Creativity Sparks Vitality and Transforms Lives. Our Intergenerational Programs, funded by the Eisner Foundation, were featured in an article in the California Health Report.

Tim Carpenter, Founder and Executive Director of EngAGE, was honored by being named one of Next Avenue’s Influencers in Aging.

Tim traveled extensively, including a trip to Singapore, at the invitation of the National Arts Council, where he gave the keynote address at the Arts in Eldercare Seminar 2016. He also spoke at the NCCA Annual Conference; the Oregon Arts Summit; the AARP Convention; the Sarnat Symposium for Geriatric Care, and other events.

Perhaps most significantly, Tim reached his 55th birthday, making him eligible, as he pointed out, to live in an EngAGE community!

All of this is made possible by the important support EngAGE gratefully receives from many sources, most notably:

Aroha Philanthropies
The Eisner Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Weingart Foundation
The Durfee Foundation 2016/17 Stanton Fellowship awarded to Tim Carpenter

The Ahmanson Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
California Arts Council
Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles
The Green Foundation
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
& Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Meta Housing Corporation
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
The Meta & George Rosenberg Foundation
S. Mark Taper Foundation

We also appreciate the generous support of:

All Valley Washer Service, Inc.
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Arts Council for Long Beach
Atlantic Regional Commission
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of America United Way/Employee Giving
Brotman Foundation of California
California Community Foundation
The City of Pomona
ECHO – Employees Charity Organization of Northrup Grumman
Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank
Foundation for Affordable Housing II, Inc.
Fountain Valley Community Foundation
Grantmakers in the Arts
Harbro-West, Inc.
Highridge Costa Housing Partners, LLC
Indiana University
Intersection for the Arts
KTGY Group
Lee-Moore Capital Company
Legacy Partners Residential, Inc.
Lifetime Arts
Lucas General Contracting Corporation
MN Creative Arts & Aging/ArtSage
Montgomery Development Carolina Corporation
National Center for Creative Aging
National Guild for Community Arts Education, Inc.
Newport Harbor Animal Hospital
K.T. and E.L. Norris Foundation
Northrop Grumman
P+R Architects
Poets & Writers
Samantha Swaim Fundraising, LLC / Swaim Strategies
State of North Carolina
Steadfast Investment Properties, Inc.
WSH Management
Wells Fargo
Western Community Housing
Western Lincoln Housing Partners, LP, Solara Court Senior Apartments


Harriet Apalategui
Alexandra Ayer
Vicki Clark
Margaret Drislane
Rodney Emery
Bob & Gayle Murray

A special thank you to our Board of Directors:

Charmaine Atherton
Dr. Gregory Berkhoff
William Cavanaugh
John Fugo
Sylvia Kaplan
Melissa Lanfre
Anthony E. Polk
Phil Starr
Robert T. Wang, Ph.D, M.D.
Keren Brown Wilson

We also want to thank you, our readers, for your interest in EngAGE!

In 2017, we look forward to another year of providing arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building, and intergenerational programs to thousands of seniors and families living in affordable apartment communities in Southern California; Portland, OR; and Minneapolis, MN.


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