Marc Freedman

MARC FREEDMAN is president and CEO of Encore.org. A former visiting scholar at Stanford University and former visiting fellow at King’s College, University of London, Freedman is a member of The Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel and a frequent commentator in the media. He has authored four books, including The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage beyond Midlife. His new book, How to Live Forever, was published by Hachette Book Group in 2018. Freedman was named a 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation, and received the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. He cofounded Experience Corps, mobilizing thousands of individuals over fifty to improve the school performance and prospects of low-income elementary school students in twenty-two US cities, and spearheaded the creation of the Purpose Prize, an annual $100,000 prize for social entrepreneurs in the second half of life. @marc_freedman

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