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

October LAB Report

The LAB began as a think tank, and we’ve shifted to become an action group with an amazing collaborative decision making process.

Maybe We Will Change The World After All

Because of you, this year we engaged over 600 people in our discussions and workshops, fellowships, and our gala to celebrate generations working together. We also released our first Impact Report, sharing the first chapter in our story of one generation helping the...

September LAB Report

Work continues on the LAB’s survey/focus project.

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...


Tue 27

Past Visiting SAGE Marc Freedman at Powell’s

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1005 w. burnside st.
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.