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.

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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.

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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.

Get inspired

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.

SAGE Proudly Graduates 3rd Cohort of Legacy Fellows

Fellows shared inspiring stories, artwork, videos and songs about their remarkable projects like empowering girls, developing young leaders, and tackling climate change.

SAGE Celebrates 5th Birthday!

Celebrating five years of giving forward for future generations

SAGE Inspires Seniors to Donate Senior Discounts to Help Kids

In June, we successfully concluded our campaign to encourage seniors to donate their senior discounts to help at-risk kids succeed in school. Through the campaign, seniors donated over $500 in discounts to a Portland-based nonprofit, Neighborhood House, that provides...

Member Spotlight: Robert Stoll

Every volunteer can make a huge difference.


Mon 19

Legacy Fellowship Open Enrollment

January 12 - August 23
Mar 13

SAGE Dinner & Celebration: Generations Working Together

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
1225 SW 6th Avenue
United States
Mar 22

Effective Citizenship in Times of Crisis

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
16126 SE Stark Street
United States

Create an opportunity for the next generation

The future needs all the advocates it can get.