Partnership & Giving

Why Give to the Institute of Gerontology?

The number of older Americans (65+) in the US is growing at 300% the rate of the general population. We must find answers to the problems faced by older adults and their families. This can only be accomplished by combining quality research with a wide network of community engagement.

As a leader in aging we are committed to providing continuing education to professionals who serve older adults (social workers, nurses, case managers, occupational and physical therapists). Most of our virutal programs are offered free of charge with support from our corporate and community partners. For information regarding continuing education programming, please contact Donna MacDonald at 248-719-0640 or donnamacdonald@wayne.edu. To recieve CE news and offerings Sign-up to receive our Constant Contact emails.

Sponsor a table at our June 15, 2023 Art of Aging Successfully senior conference
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The Institute of Gerontology Endowment: Invest in the Future of Aging

The IOG Endowment was established in 2018 to provide unrestricted, long-term funding to support our mission. An endowment operates much like a retirement account. Funds are carefully invested so the endowment can grow to support future plans. Earnings generated by these investments are added to the annual IOG budget.

Our endowment is currently valued at $2.7M. Our goal is to build the endowment to $3M by 2024, generating 4.5% income each year in perpetuity. Reaching this goal will significantly enhance our mission of making life better for older adults in Detroit and beyond.

Education Fund
One mission of the IOG is passing current knowledge to older adults, their families and the professionals that serve them. We provide annual conferences, smaller learning forums, a twice monthly colloquia series, an speaker's bureau, and a media department that generates an IOG newsletter and articles for local and national publications. The funding for this effort is generated almost exclusively by our donors.

Planned Giving
Making gifts for the benefit of others is an excellent way to affirm your values and priorities while refining your financial and estate planning. The Planned Gifts staff can help you create your legacy.

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2020/2021 IOG Report

For more information on any area of giving, contact Donna MacDonald at:
donnamacdonald@wayne.edu