Jere King served an Encore Fellowship with Abilities United, a Palo Alto non-profit focused on community inclusion that has been serving children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Before her fellowship, Jere was a vice president of marketing at Cisco, retiring in November 2011.
This article in Career 2.0 describes Jere's transition and her current work, post-fellowship, at Stanford.
This article came out on June 6, 2014 (online edition) and spent most of the weekend on the NYT most-emailed list. The article features EFN National Director Leslye Louie and two Encore Fellows: Louisa Hellegers, now the program director of the New York Encore Fellows program, and Kathy Quiett, an Intel Encore Fellow who moved to Florida and is helping with sea turtle rescue at the local zoo.
Encore Hartford Commencement Keynote
06/27/2013 - 02:42:42pm
This speech was delivered by Marci Alboher at the 2013 graduation ceremony for Encore! Hartford, a work-force development program that helps seasoned corporate professionals transition to managerial careers in the nonprofit sector.
Be sure and read this article in Kiplinger's Retirement Report, (May 2013) which features Encore Fellow Jeff Landre's work with Mission Focused Solutions, a nonprofit in Grass Valley, Cal., that helps child welfare organizations improve their ability to place foster children in permanent homes.
Symetra to Sponsor $100,000 Purpose Prize for Future Promise
06/03/2013 - 05:07:35pm
We are excited to join forces with Symetra and announce today that they will sponsor the $100,000 Purpose Prize for Future Promise in 2013.
The Purpose Prize honors individuals who demonstrate extraordinary achievement and commitment to bettering society. Now in its eighth year, the Purpose Prize is the country's only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good in encore careers. Since its inception in 2006, the program has awarded 78 people with cash prizes of up to $100,000.
Jane Pauley and Marci Alboher in Encore Careers Webcast
05/16/2013 - 09:52:08am
One of the greatest pleasures of my job is getting to work occasionally with journalism icon Jane Pauley. She has dedicated her encore years to telling stories of people using their talent and experience to serve the greater good.
White House Honors Purpose Prize Winner as a Champion for Change
04/09/2013 - 12:53:05pm
Editor’s note: Purpose Prize winner Nancy Sanford Hughes, a longtime member of the volunteer organization Rotary International, was honored last week at the White House alongside 11 fellow Rotarians as a Champion of Change.
Momentum Is Building – and You're Part of it
03/29/2013 - 03:04:58am
By Sara Ying Rounsaville
In the past few days, people in encore careers have been making big news. Second acts for the greater good are gaining momentum and continuing to garner serious national media attention. There’s the patient advocate in The New York Times, the children’s chorus founder in a new Wall Street Journal series, the food bank worker in a Reuters column. Coming up are features on the PBS NewsHour and BBC World Service.