Generations United 2017 Year in Review
Our 2017 was awesome! Help us make 2018 even better.
“You guys don’t get enough credit for the powerful things you all do. …I just want to say thank you.”
— Santana Lee, GrAND member, WI
Twelve Things That Made 2017 a Great Year for Generations United and Its Partners
(Click the links below to jump to those highlights.)
- Releasing a new report on intergenerational connections with the Eisner Foundation and hosting a successful Eisner Prize event
- Launching a three-year partnership with National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and A Second Chance, Inc., to elevate and strengthen African American and Native American grandfamilies
- Convening a successful 19th Global Intergenerational Conference with our terrific partner, St. Ann Center on Intergenerational Care
- Testifying at the Senate Aging Committee Hearing on Grandfamilies
- International expansion of our Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations Campaign
- Working with NBC News on the TODAY Show’s segment on opioids and grandfamilies
- Our 2017 Programs of Distinction
- Releasing our 2017 State of Grandfamilies Report, In Loving Arms: The Protective Role of Grandparents and Other Relatives in Raising Children Exposed to Trauma
- Generations United’s Welcomes and Recognitions
- Our Partnership with LeadingAge Led by Our Senior Fellow Dr. Nancy Henkin and Funded by the Retirement Research Foundation
- Our 5th National GrandRally
- Our Best Intergenerational Communities
Releasing a New Report with the Eisner Foundation and Running a Successful Eisner Prize event
Congrats to Generations United’s member, DOROT!
Launching a Three-Year Partnership with National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and A Second Chance, Inc., to Elevate and Strengthen African American and Native American Grandfamilies
Convening a Successful Intergenerational Conference with our Terrific Partner, St. Ann Center on Intergenerational Care
We had 260 attendees from 12 countries!
See conference highlights:
Testifying at the Senate Aging Committee’s Hearing on Opioids and Grandfamilies
The hearing — which resulted from our 2016 State of Grandfamilies report, Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Support for Grandfamilies — led to Senator Susan Collins and Senator Bob Casey introducing a bill to support grandfamilies. Watch the recording, see highlights and learn more about Senators Collins and Casey’s bill.
International expansion of our Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations Campaign
Read our campaign update in the latest issue of the Adult Vaccination Newsletter.
Working with NBC News on the TODAY Show’s segment on Opioids and Grandfamilies
Our 2017 Programs of Distinction
Six new designees and 11 programs renewed!
Releasing our 2017 State of Grandfamilies Report, In Loving Arms: The Protective Role of Grandparents and Other Relatives in Raising Children Exposed to Trauma
Welcomes and Recognitions
Our Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent was named a Next Avenue Top 50 Influencer in Aging
Welcomed our new Senior Fellow Irv Katz
Our Executive Director Donna Butts celebrated her 20th anniversary at Generations United.
GRAND Magazine awarded Generations United the Dr. Arthur Kornhaber 2017 GRAND Advocacy Award.
We announced our photo contest winners
We launched our new GrAND Voice Newsletter
Generations United opened its “Denver Office” (Sheri Steinig), joining our “Seattle Office” (Ana Beltran)
We updated our 51 State GrandFact Sheets and Grandfamilies.org
Our Partnership with LeadingAge Led by Our Senior Fellow Dr. Nancy Henkin and Funded by the Retirement Research Foundation
Learn more about Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice.
The 5th Annual GrandRally
This year, we and our partners convened over 600 grandfamilies, and livestreamed the event!
Michelle Singletary featured the GrandRally in her nationally-syndicated Washington Post column.
Our Best Intergenerational Communities
We thank the MetLife Foundation for making these awards possible for six years. See additional highlights.
These are a few ways your support of Generations United helps make a difference in the lives of children, youth and older adults.
We couldn’t have accomplished what we did without you.
We hope we can count on your generous donation to help us continue supporting intergenerational solutions around the country.
Thank you again for your support! Happy holidays!