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Foundation Aging Network Meeting

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
11:30am - 2:00pm PDT
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
888 W 6th Street, 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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Join us for the next Foundation Aging Network (FAN) meeting on October 31, 2018 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at the The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation in downtown Los Angeles. FAN is an informal group of grantmakers from across all of Southern California interested in sharing issues related to serving an older adult population. This meeting will provide time for networking and connecting with each other to share current and upcoming projects.  

We will also have an opportunity to learn about The Eisner Foundation's recently released survey and report on intergenerational shared sites in conjunction with D.C.-based nonprofit Generations United. The report, All In Together: Creating Places Where Young and Old Thrive, features examples of intergenerational programs across the country that bring diverse age groups together, and also includes actionable ways to boost the number of high-quality intergenerational shared sites, including engagement with local leaders, policymakers and accrediting bodies. The Eisner Foundation's Cathy Choi, Director of Programs, and Chelsea Mason, Director of Communications, will present findings and implications for philanthropy.



We will begin at 11:30 am with informal networking, followed by lunch and formal member introductions at 12:00 pm. Lunch will be hosted by The Eisner Foundation and The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.



Cathy Choi, Director of Programs, The Eisner Foundation

photoCathy Choi is Director of Programs at The Eisner Foundation. She oversees the planning, strategic development and distribution of $7 million in annual grants, and spearheads a variety of foundation initiatives. For more than 20 years, Cathy Choi has bridged the nonprofit, philanthropic and political spheres to address social justice challenges in Los Angeles and beyond. Before joining The Eisner Foundation, she was a Program Officer at the California Community Foundation (CCF), managing a number of special grant programs covering issues such as access to health care, arts education, youth programs and historic preservation. Prior to CCF, Cathy was External Affairs Director at the Korean American Coalition national headquarters where she led advocacy activities on legislative issues affecting the Asian Pacific American communities, such as Census outreach and the redistricting process. Cathy also served as a deputy to several local and federal elected officials, including U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (CA 34th district) and Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member George Kiriyama. She is on the national board of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and the board of the UCLA Alumni Association, and serves on the Education Leadership Council for Southern California Public Radio. She received her Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles.


Chelsea Mason, Director of Communications, The Eisner Foundation

photoChelsea Mason joined The Eisner Foundation in 2016. Prior, Chelsea was the Digital Marketing Manager at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, overseeing the digital presence of the LA Phil and Hollywood Bowl. While there, she also project-managed the Webby Award-winning VAN Beethoven tour featuring the Orchestra VR virtual reality app, one of the earliest music virtual reality experiences. Prior to the LA Phil, she served as Membership Manager and then Director of Marketing and Communications at Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum, as well as Managing Editor of the USC U.S.-China Institute’s online publication U.S.-China Today. Chelsea holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Southern California. She is a member of The Communications Network and serves as Marketing & Communications Co-Chair on the board of  Notre Dame Women Connect.


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Who May Attend
Current Foundation Aging Network members, SCG members and non-members eligible for SCG membership. If you have a membership question, email us.

SCG members: register online. You must log in to your SCG account to register.
Non-members: register online. If you do not yet have an SCG account, contact us.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.


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