AgeWell Pittsburgh is proud to announce that it has been selected as a finalist for The 2017 Collaboration Prize sponsored by The Lodestar Foundation. The 2017 Collaboration Prize was designed to raise awareness of collaboration as a powerful and strategic way for nonprofits to increase their impact. This is a national award designed to highlight exceptional permanent models of collaboration among nonprofit organizations and AgeWell Pittsburgh is one of eight finalists out of 350 submissions. As a finalist AgeWell Pittsburgh will receive $10,000 towards its mission to helping older adults continue to live independently in their own homes. The grand prize winner will receive an additional $150,000 and the winner will be announced in April 2017.
Brian Schreiber, CEO of the JCC said, “It is very affirming to have a national organization outside our region validate the impact of the collaboration and its ultimate impact to improve the long-term health outcomes of older adults.”
This is the first time that a collaboration from Pittsburgh is a finalist.
To learn more about The Lodestar Foundation, please visit http://www.lodestarfoundation.org. For a full list of the collaborations who qualified as semifinalists in January, please visit www.thecollaborationprize.org.
After 14 years of operation, AgeWell Pittsburgh is a nationally known model, serving 7,000 seniors and thousands of family members. AgeWell Pittsburgh now offers 25 different services, including home-delivered meals, caregiver services, social/recreation opportunities, transportation service, and information/referral. Some of these programs are the only available to seniors in southwestern Pennsylvania. Other services are offered as joint projects of the partner agencies and others are specific to the agencies.
AgeWell Pittsburgh is a collaboration of the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA), Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC), with guidance from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
Written by Ilene Rinn, Senior Manager, Planning and Allocations – Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh