Give forward. So future generations can thrive.

“A society grows great when its elders plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek Proverb


We are a community of advocates who believe that each generation should improve the quality of life for the next.

People over fifty have energy, wisdom and resources that are vital to the well-being of our communities. Through workshops, discussions, and leadership development, we inspire and support older adults to give forward so younger and future generations thrive.

Watch a Story of Impact

Impact Areas

We encourage you to give forward through causes that are important to you. To get started, we focus on 3 pillars of opportunity for the future – education, the environment and economic security.

Get inspired

Listen to Van Jones’ Public Lecture!

Thank you for attending the 2018 Van Jones Visiting SAGE event! We're so grateful to have come together with 600 community members and partners to find center and common ground in these chaotic times. If you missed the lecture, you can catch up by listening to the...

Your Finite Vote, Your Infinite Voice

You must also sing across the waters, offering who you are to the long weaving work of who we are for the days to come: in many, one.

Listen: Song for SAGE

One of the benefits of becoming a Sage is being part of our community of elders. Our community is talented, wise, and strong. One such Sage, Jonathan Hoffman, wrote a song for us about the importance of giving forward. We love it, and it’s another great example of the...

Van Jones named Visiting SAGE!

Jones will be appearing in Portland to discuss his new bestseller Beyond the Messy Truth, a passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide.

Poem: Hard Talk

What if understanding is a light we glimpse beyond the thorny thicket of difficult conversation? What if polite banter won’t get us there, and even civil discourse keeps us here in our old meadow of safety and ignorance? What if it takes a few bruises and scratches to...

LAB Equity Lens

SAGE’s LAB serves as an intergenerational bridge to advance solutions to challenges facing coming generations.  The LAB nurtures a healthy and prosperous future through intergenerational teams that identify and prioritize the challenges facing our shared future;...

Poem: Inspired by Citizenship Conversations

Affection is an elixir compounded of dew and honey teaching a fist to caress, which led to this little blessing for the work we do.

Poem: The Children Need Us

We nourish the smallest tributaries to the river we will braid… taming the wild technology creature we bore to be an instrument for human thriving.


Mon 22

Legacy Fellowship Open Enrollment

April 6 - December 23
Mon 22

Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) Open Position

April 20 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 30

How We Come Together: Conversations Inspired by Van Jones

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
922 Southwest Yamhill Street
United States

Take a step

Everything we do has an impact.

Whether you are involved in a cause or looking for inspiration, we want to work with you. Together, we can inspire more older adults to give forward.


Bruce Watts

Bruce Watts joins other mentors to help young men succeed in school and in life.

Roberta Schwarz

Roberta Schwarz is building a park in her hometown.

Mohammad Rahman

Mohammad is giving forward by investing in children’s education around the world.

Lori Davidson

Lori is giving forward by sharing her skills with Millennials to help them achieve their potential.

Walt Mintkeski

Walt is giving forward by preserving water quality and improving energy efficiency.

Create an opportunity for the next generation

The future needs all the advocates it can get.