Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative
Engaging Experienced Talent to Drive Social Change

Roughly 10,000 baby boomers turn age 65 every day and about 10,000 more will cross that threshold each day over the next decade. This vast population that is moving into midlife and beyond represents a powerful source of talent, wisdom and skills.

To tap into this resource, The Dayton Foundation launched the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Del Mar Healthcare DMH-Fund of The Dayton Foundation. This three-year pilot program is focused on engaging older adults (ages 55 and up) in both leadership, Fellow roles and as volunteers to tackle community projects addressing social issues, such as poverty, health, education or human services.

How the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative Will Work:

The Dayton Foundation will select five nonprofit organizations to host a Del Mar Encore Fellow. The Fellows will be charged with advancing the organizations’ selected mission-focused initiatives. The Dayton Foundation will recruit and hire Fellows as contract employees. Additionally, the Foundation will ensure that each organization is matched with an individual who has the required skills.

Del Mar Encore Fellow Initiative Deadlines

It is the intent of The Dayton Foundation to have all five initiatives selected and Fellows assigned by June 2017. Please review the following dates for RFP deadlines.

    • Task:

    • Deadline:

    • RFP submission deadline
    • January 31, 2017 - PASSED
    • Selection of Fellow-led initiatives completed
    • March 31, 2017
    • Final placement of Del Mar Encore Fellows
    • June 30, 2017

For questions or additional information about submitting an RFP for a Del Mar Encore Fellow, contact Jeanne Holihan, Senior Fellow.

Become a Fellow:

Additionally, the Foundation is seeking five Fellows (individuals age 55 and older) to participate in this three-year pilot program. Download the criteria to be a Fellow.

Read more about the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative, or learn about the national movement to tap the talent of older adults across the country.

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File date: 02.13.17


Jeanne Holihan

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Jeanne Holihan, Senior Fellow, (937) 225-9949

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