Teresa Bonner, Executive Director of Aroha Philanthropies, will be joined by Maura O’Malley, CEO and Co-Founder, Lifetime Arts, Inc., to present an upcoming Grantmakers in the Arts webinar on July 25th.
The webinar, “Conversations with GIA: The Power and Impact of Creative Aging Programs,” will take place on July 25th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar is free and open to anyone who is interested.
Creative aging programs provide older adults with a renewed sense of purpose, improved wellbeing and connection with others. Despite the amazing impact of these programs, funders of aging services have been slow to embrace them. Recognizing the need for these programs across the country, Aroha Philanthropies, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, developed a major multi-year initiative, Seeding Vitality Arts®(SVA), in 2016. Using a learning cohort model, Aroha is equipping grantees with the tools needed to create highly successful arts programs. Aroha’s partner, Lifetime Arts, provides intensive training and technical assistance to grantees, and Touchstone Center for Collaborative Inquiry developed an evaluation protocol. Since 2016, Aroha has seeded Vitality Arts programs in 50 nonprofit organizations working in three learning cohorts across the United States.
Join GIA for a conversation about the power and impact of creative aging programs. We’ll discuss the outcomes of two years of programs serving hundreds of older adults, describe the successes and challenges and explore the basics of successful cross-sector collaboration among a variety of nonprofit organizations.
Teresa Bonner, Executive Director, Aroha Philanthropies
Maura O’Malley, CEO and Co-Founder, Lifetime Arts
Moderated by John Feather, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging
Thank you to The John A. Hartford Foundation for their support of the Conversations with GIA Webinar series.
Learn more and register for the upcoming webinar by clicking here.