2021 Annual Report


From our Executive Director

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Dear friends–

Reflecting on 2021, I continue to be inspired by my colleagues’ creativity and enduring commitment to our mission. We not only persevered through the COVID-19 pandemic, we ultimately prospered despite it. Hurdles we faced in 2020 led to positive changes in 2021, such as a virtual version of OMA, a partnership with AARP that led to over 1,500 media hits, an increase in donors and gifts from 2020, and very high levels of awards and funding for our students and staff. 

Behind every amazing accomplishment is the same story: teams pulling together, individuals supporting each other, and an organization that is clear about its mission and values. As you will see in the following pages, our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of aging individuals, their families, and communities comes through in everything that we do. 

Thank you for your interest in and support of our work. We are eagerly looking forward to celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2022 and welcome your participation. Save the date for our celebratory in-person event September 9 and 10! 


signature Suzanne Kunkel  

Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD
Executive Director, Scripps Gerontology Center