• Marc Freedman
    Encore.org Founder & CEO

    “A poster boy for the future of America.”
    - San Diego Union-Tribune

About Marc Freedman

Marc headshotMarc Freedman, the Founder and CEO of Encore.org, is a renowned social entrepreneur, thought leader and writer.  Under Marc’s leadership, Encore.org has pioneered innovative programs and sparked a growing movement in the United States and beyond to tap the talent and experience of people past midlife as a human resource for solving our most vexing social problems.

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Featured Commentary
by Marc Freedman

Generation to Generation: Encore.org New Campaign to Unite Generations, Support Youth

When we launched Encore.org some 18 years ago, I remember talking about the day, sometime in the future, when 10,000 […]

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The Mentoring Moment

In a new blog post for the Harvard Business Review, Eisner Foundation CEO Trent Stamp and I wonder if life […]

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“The Future of Aging” Anthology: Realizing the Potential of Longevity

I’m honored to be among the contributors to the 2016 “Future of Aging” anthology, a project of the Milken Institute’s […]

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World Economic Forum Tianjin, China September 10, 2014

Marc's Speaking Engagements

Marc is honored to speak regularly at prominent convenings hosted by local, national, and international nonprofit organizations and social impact groups to share his latest thoughts on the encore movement.


Making the Most of the Longevity Revolution (54:46)
June 8, 2016, Cleveland, OH
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Koerber Foundation Talk with Marc Freedman (3:40)
April 7, 2016, Berlin, Germany
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Books by Marc Freedman

Encore.org Founder and CEO Marc Freedman has authored four books providing the intellectual foundation for the nationwide encore movement.

In his most recent –The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife – Freedman says it is an urgent social imperative that we leverage the windfall of talent entering the “encore” stage of life to create a better world for future generations.

Learn more about The Big Shift and Marc’s other books, including Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life.

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For interviews or speaking requests for Marc Freedman

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