Jeanne Anthony, Senior Consultant
Areas of focus: Aging in place
Jeanne Anthony is a currently serving as a consultant with Grantmakers in Aging an inclusive and responsive membership organization that is a national catalyst for philanthropy, with a common dedication to improving the experience of aging. GIA members have a shared recognition that a society that is better for older adults is better for people of all ages. Grantmakers in Aging works to achieve its vision of a transformed society that values and supports the experience of aging through demonstrated leadership, community building, education and resource development.
Previously, Jeanne was a Senior Project Advisor with AARP’s Education & Outreach Department. While part of the Livable Communities team, Jeanne developed and managed the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities as well as the Technical Assistance program delivered in partnership with the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. Under her management, the Network grew to over 75 communities representing a population of over 45 million residents. Her work focused on supporting the efforts of communities to become more age friendly through the phases of the age friendly process. This included developing strategies and resources designed to help communities provide features such as safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services, and opportunities for older residents to participate in community activities.
In addition, she managed partnerships with organizations which support various strategies that help create livable communities where consumers can more easily age in place. She had been with AARP for 14 years and served in various capacities within the organization. Prior to joining AARP, Jeanne worked in the Financial Services industry developing consumer products.
Jeanne holds a Senior Management Development Certificate, from the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University.
B.S. Business Administration, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA.