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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

Welcome

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: 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.

Member Spotlight: Lisa Adatto

When you add your actions to the actions of others, you make real change.

SAGE Releases First Impact Report

SAGE members volunteer over 32,000 hours per year for nonprofits – an investment valued at over $780,000 each year.

ATTEND OUR EVENTS

Thu 16

Legacy Fellowship Open Enrollment

April 6 - December 23
Thu 16

Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) Open Position

April 20 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Sep 12

Visiting SAGE: Van Jones

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
930 SW Hall St
Portland
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.

Meet Our MEMBERS

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.