SOCIAL INNOVATOR MARC FREEDMAN RECOGNIZED BY STANFORD DISTINGUISHED CAREERS INSTITUTE WITH LIFE JOURNEY INSPIRATION AWARD
The Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) was honored to host Marc Freedman, Entrepreneur, Leader and Writer, as the fifth DCI annual lecturer and the recipient of the DCI Life Journey Inspiration Award. The award was presented on November 9, 2020 at DCI’s first virtual Community Celebration with a global audience of 190 individuals, including DCI Fellows, Partners, Alumni, as well as Stanford faculty and leaders.
Freedman was joined by Phil Pizzo, DCI founding Director and former Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, in a conversation focused on re-inventing the life journey through the pursuit of purpose, community and wellness. Pizzo remarked, “Marc is internationally renowned his work in longevity through transforming life transitions, providing paths for new careers and opportunities, and fostering intergenerational engagements through his leadership and entrepreneurship coupled with his groundbreaking books and authoritative writings. Marc is an inspired leader and we are most pleased to award him the 2020 DCI Life Journey Inspiration Award.”
Since establishing the award in 2016, recipients include Penny Pritzker (US Secretary of Commerce), Paul Irving (chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging), Dr. Condoleezza Rice (former Secretary of State, Director of the Hoover Institution and professor) and Anna Deavere Smith (Actress, Writer).
Freedman, the President, CEO and Founder 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 in midlife and beyond as a human resource for solving our most vexing social problems.