The Virginia Hazzard Legacy Fund Subcommittee is charged with determining the best use of the legacy left to the CoA by our late colleague. The Legacy Fund may select to fund an innovative project to improve the quality of life for older persons in the least developed nations. We look for important, but overlooked, concerns that affect the poorest older persons. We see these grants as "impact grants", where subsequent to our funding they may become financially self-sustaining.
Additionally, we will proudly establish an annual awardee of the "Virginia", for her/his outstanding service, advocacy, work/dedication to older persons.
The themes chosen for the 2016 awards were innovative literacy and numeracy programs for older persons. Four country NGOs received funds to initiate these pilot projects.
Virginia Hazzard Legacy Fund Project: Basic Literacy for Older Persons, Kathmandu, Nepal, Summer 2016