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.

Everyone is an asset, despite their age. People over fifty have energy, wisdom and resources that are vital to the well-being of our communities. Through workshops, discussions and leadership development, SAGE inspires and supports adults to give forward so younger and future generations thrive.


Young people today face tough challenges, and you can help them. Everything we do has an impact. Everyone has a gift to offer.

We each have a role to play in improving conditions for others and in shaping our community’s future. Here are four easy ways to engage in SAGE’s programs. We encourage you to give forward through causes that are important to you.

Watch a Story of Impact

Get inspired

SAGE Features Hero for the Planet, Dr. Sylvia Earle

Visiting SAGE Dr. Earle spoke in Portland about the world’s oceans as the source of all life, why they’re in peril from pollution, over-use and climate change, and how we can be a part of an all-out effort to save them.

Give Forward with SAGE

Your support makes our work possible. As we approach the new year, you can help us continue this critical work by making a tax-deductible donation to SAGE.

December LAB Update

The vision of the future the LAB is collectively working to bring forth.

November LAB Report

Gratitude, wisdom, and intergenerational understanding.

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...

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.

Are you interested in your own team?

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