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Hurricane Fund for the Elderly Formed to Assist Older Adults in the Gulf Coast Region

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Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) |

Hurricane Fund for the Elderly Formed to Assist Older Adults in the Gulf Coast Region The federal Administration on Aging (AoA) has called upon the nation’s leading aging organizations to provide much needed assistance to older adults affected by the recent hurricanes. In response to the need, Grantmakers In Aging launched the Hurricane Fund for the Elderly , a vehicle for directing philanthropic dollars and resources to organizations providing services to our most vulnerable older population in the Gulf States. Two GIA members, The Atlantic Philanthropies and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation , committed significant support both to administer the Hurricane Fund and to place monies in the Fund itself. The aim is to ensure that 100 percent of dollars raised by the Fund go to projects that provide for the emergency, intermediate, and long-term needs of the elderly in the region. GIA is proud to step forward with AoA to spearhead this new effort, said Carol A. Farquhar, GIA Executive Director. The nation has opened its heart in response to these disasters, and we are pleased to create a trusted mechanism for foundations and individuals to help older adults and the systems that serve them get back on their feet. To learn more about the Hurricane Fund for the Elderly or to pledge support for the Fund, please contact Carol A. Farquhar, Executive Director, Grantmakers In Aging at . A toll-free number has been set up for donations and to address any questions about the Fund. The number is 888-435-3156. Mission of the Hurricane Fund for the Elderly (HFE) HFE will provide support to organizations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama that are giving exemplary leadership to the building, re-building and sustaining of communities in which older adults have the opportunity to serve and be served. National Advisory Committee Martin C. Lehfeldt (Chair) President Southeastern Council of Foundations Atlanta, GA Ted J. Alexander, EdD, NCF President and CEO Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation Picayune, MS Scott Ball (Housing Resource) President Association for Community Design Atlanta, GA Edna Caston, MPPA Public Service Coordinator College of Public Service Jackson State University Jackson, MS Irene Collins Executive Director Alabama Department of Senior Services Montgomery, AL Gwen Hamilton Special Projects Director Baton Rouge Area Foundation Baton Rouge, LA Timothy J. Henderson, MA Vice President for Programs Quantum Foundation, Inc. West Palm Beach, FL Charlene Hunter James Director Harris County Area Agency on Aging Houston, TX Jane Isaacs Lowe, PhD Senior Program Officer The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Princeton, NJ Mary L. McKenna Executive Director Southeast Texas Hospice Foundation Orange, TX Len McNally Program Director The New York Community Trust New York, NY Max B. Rothman, JD, LLM Executive Director The Center on Aging Florida International University North Miami, FL Elizabeth L. Scheer Health Grants Program Director Baptist Community Ministries Hammond, LA Allen J. Smart, MPH, CHE, CHES Vice President of Programs The Rapides Foundation Alexandria, LA Raymond W. Suarez, MBA President Quality Management International, LLC Suitland, MD Barry R. Swartz Senior Vice President United Jewish Communities Atlanta, GA Laura Trejo, MSG, MPA General Manager Department of Aging City of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA John Wren (AoA Liaison) Director, Center for Planning & Policy Development US Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Aging Washington, DC Carol A. Farquhar (staff) Executive Director Grantmakers In Aging Dayton, OH Jennifer Campbell, PhD (staff) Director Hurricane Fund for the Elderly Grantmakers In Aging Dayton, OH Sue Garton (staff) Project Manager Hurricane Fund for the Elderly Grantmakers In Aging Dayton, OH