Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Becoming More Equitable and Inclusive: The Invisibility of Ageism

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 -
11:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Registration Fee: 
Members: $0.00
Non-members: $40.00
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From the Maine State Plan on Aging 2020-2024:
"According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Maine has the highest median age of any state or territory at 45.1 that increased from 42.7 in 2010. Maine also has the highest percentage (27%) of persons 60 years of age or older of any state or territory. These trends are the result of numerous factors. The percentage of older adults has been increasing, and the percentage of younger persons has been decreasing."

Many of the programs and systems supported by funders will need to make changes to accommodate this continued population shift. Are you ready to support your grantees? And identify your own ageist thinking and how it impacts your organization and systems?

Join us for a conversation about ageism, its impact on us and the people and systems around us, and the way it intersects with work you're already funding. Learn how to intentionally leverage your grantmaking to counter ageism and address the needs of older people, without changing your strategic priorities. Explore what you can do to create a culture within your foundation that reduces age-bias and supports a diverse and multi-generational workforce.


Jess Maurer, Maine Council on Aging
Lindsay A. Goldman, Grantmakers in Aging
More speakers to come!

We hope to see you at this essential and informative conversation.

For questions or more information, please reach out to Sarah Lentz at

This session will be recorded and made available to MPC members and all attendees. 

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