Marc Freedman
San Francisco, CA
Marc Freedman, the founder and co-CEO of, is a renowned social entrepreneur, thought leader and writer. Under Marc’s leadership, has pioneered innovative programs and sparked a growing movement in the United States and beyond to tap the talent and experience of people past midlife as a human resource for solving our most vexing social problems. Many of the organizations and programs that make up the Encore Network trace their roots to Marc's work. He is the author of five books, including his most recent, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations. Marc was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum, recognized as one of the nation’s leading social entrepreneurs by Fast Company magazine three years in a row, and received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Yale School of Management.