The Dayton Foundation’s innovative Del Mar Encore Fellows program will engage Fellows in developing encore volunteer programs for four local nonprofits. Learn about the program and lead Fellow Jeanne Holihan’s multi-media communications.

Launched in 2016, the Dayton Foundation’s Del Mar Encore Fellows program is an ambitious, three-year effort to demonstrate the power of experienced adults to improve their community.

Encore Fellow Jeanne Holihan leads the effort. The program has identified four participating nonprofits; each will be matched with a Fellow whose mission is to define roles for a significant number of encore volunteers. The nonprofits’ work addresses adult literacy, afterschool and summer education, poverty reduction and veterans’ families.

How will Fellows recruit encore talent? One important component is a new partnership with the University of Dayton’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), which will tap OLLI members to use their skills as Fellows or volunteers.

The Foundation is now recruiting Fellows; they’ll launch the program in early July. Click here for more information about the program and to apply.

Jeanne and Barbara Stonerock, the Foundation’s Vice President for Community Engagement, are eloquent advocates for the value of experienced talent. Read Jeanne’s Dayton Daily News editorial Living Longer and Getting Much More Out of Life” and watch her WHIO interview about the Encore Fellows program.

Contact Jeanne Holihan with questions or for additional information.

Published: May 5, 2017