“Encore Fellowships were created as a way to re-engage adults who had retired or been displaced from their previous jobs, providing them with a way to use their experience and earn a modest income while giving back,” said Jim Emerman, Encore’s vice president and national director of Encore Fellowships.
When I speak to job seekers over 50 who’ve spent their careers in the business world, they often say they’d love to work at a nonprofit that would let them tap their skills and truly make a difference. Heck, in the past week, I’ve even had unprompted conversations with my sister, brother and best girlfriend — […]
WHEN he was 5 years old, Steven Elson built pretend skyscrapers out of blocks. It was the start of a love affair with buildings. At 60, his passion hasn’t subsided. Today, after being laid off from a top commercial real estate job in Connecticut in 2008, he is working in the nonprofit sector, overseeing the […]
I’m a longstanding member of two boards: one at my high school, Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, and the other at Duke University, where I’m an alum. My basic board duties involve a handful of meetings a year (travel expenses are reimbursed, but lodging is on my nickel, so I often stay with friends) and […]
Patty Stonesifer sits cross-legged on the floor of a preschool classroom, her hands dripping with purple watercolor paint as she makes small block prints with the help of a 4-year-old who expounds on the proper technique to dip and print. In a flash of pigtails the tiny tutor dashes across the room, slips into a […]
THE day Alan Toney retired from Michelin North America he bought a Triumph Bonneville motorcycle and made a plan to ride on all seven continents. After nine years, only Antarctica remains on his bucket list. When Mr. Toney, 72, returned to his home in Greenville, S.C., though, a chance encounter with another Michelin retiree took […]
The other night, I had dinner with a friend who runs a nonprofit based in New York City. She’s in her late 50s and made the transition from a big-bucks financial industry post a few years ago. She loves her job. That said, my friend was a bit wiped out when we first sat down. […]