HelpAge USA Receives Impact Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Board Engagement

HelpAge USA Board Wins Grant from Global ImpactALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 28, 2016 -

HelpAge USA's Board of Directors was awarded the Impact Award that recognizes excellence in nonprofit board engagement among Global Impact's Charity Alliance of nearly 130 international nonprofit organizations. HelpAge was named the winner on the evening of October 26th in recognition of Global Impact's 60th anniversary. HelpAge is part of the only global network working with vulnerable older people across the globe to ensure they are able to lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.

Incorporated in 2009, HelpAge USA works on influencing policies to help older people achieve a better quality of life and develops practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by older people in humanitarian emergencies and developing economies. The HelpAge USA board has been active in building strategic partnerships and positioning the organization to inspire positive change. In particular, the board was instrumental in securing critical partnerships with the AARP Foundation and Pfizer. In January 2010, HelpAge was able to respond to the needs of older victims of the Haiti earthquake with support from AARP. Pfizer supports HelpAge's healthy aging interventions in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, to ensure older people are living active and healthy lives.

Five HelpAge board members were at the award ceremony including Donna Cordner, Chair of the Board, Cindy Cox Roman, Former Chair of the Board, Robin Talbert, Vice Chair and Pius Aiyelawo and Phil Rudder. Kate Bunting, CEO, was also present.

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