Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center

Bringing together the resources of a top-tier research university, the Columbia Aging Center convenes across a range of disciplines including the medical sciences, humanities, social sciences and professions like urban planning, architecture and journalism, to study and better understand the aging process and its societal implications. The Columbia Aging Center’s mission is to contribute to the knowledge base needed to optimize aging for individuals, as well as to bring about meaningful change in social and economic policy. The Columbia Aging Center views the work context as a major field for research and application, and the Age Smart Employer Award is a signature initiative. The Center is based at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

The New York Academy of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide.

Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world’s rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities.

The New York Academy of Medicine was a founding partner of the Age Smart Employer Awards. 


The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants primarily to support original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, economic performance and the quality of American life. The Foundation is unique in its focus on science, technology and economic institutions—and the scholars and practitioners who work in these fields—as chief drivers of the nation’s health and prosperity. The Foundation has a deep-rooted belief that carefully reasoned systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all. The Foundation’s endowment provides the financial resources to support its activities. The investment strategy for the endowment is to invest prudently in a diversified portfolio of assets with the goal of achieving superior returns.

Age-friendly NYC

Age-friendly NYC is a public-private partnership between NYAM, the NYC Office of the Mayor and the New York City Council dedicated to making New York City a great place to grow old by promoting active engagement of older adults in all aspects of city life. Age-friendly NYC’s contributions to the lives of older New Yorkers have attracted widespread attention locally, nationally and internationally and it has become a model for similar efforts in other cities. Age-friendly NYC was the first city to be recognized by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Network of Age Friendly cities, a network of more than 700 cities around the world. The Age Smart Employer Awards addresses older adults as workers.