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There are several ways to support the Internships in Aging Project

Making a Difference

Your generous contribution to any of the Internships in Aging Project funds helps to attract future social work students to specialize in working with older adults and their families. The nation will require 70,000 social workers who specialize in aging by 2020, a 43% increase from 1987 (National Institute of Aging). Unfortunately, there is a shortage of social workers who are trained in working with older adults due in part to the number of social workers who will be retiring in the next few years but also due to a lack of information about aging and working with older adults.

Within the School of Social Welfare only about 10% of all social work students report an interest in aging. We have found that if students are exposed to working with older adults and their families, their assumptions about aging change and they are much more likely to seek out a career in aging. Therefore, the Internships in Aging Project Alumni Endowed Scholarship: (1) meets the need of the rapidly growing aging population in the country for additional, quality social work and community services; and (2) helps recruit social work students to participate in an innovative training program that will increase the number of qualified gerontological MSW social workers in the country.

The Internships in Aging Project (IAP) Alumni Endowed Scholarship

The Internships in Aging Project (IAP) Alumni Endowment provides an endowed scholarship for IAP students. The fund ensures the continuation of quality field and classroom education in social work with older adults and their families.

How to Make a Donation

If you choose to make a contribution by check, please make your check payable to The University at Albany Foundation and note in the memo line "The Internships in Aging Project Alumni Endowment #45371." You may use this form and send it with your contribution to The University at Albany Foundation, University Administration Building, Room 226, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222.

You may also make a contribution online at www.albany.edu/giving/. On the right, click the "Give Online" button which takes you to a new screen. At "Comments" section please specify that your gift is for "SSW, IAP Endowment #45371."

Susan R. Sherman Endowed Fund for the Internships in Aging Project

Established in memory of distinguished service Professor Susan Sherman, this fund advances the education and career aspirations of a Master’s level student enrolled in the Internships in Aging
Project in the school of Social Welfare, who will spend his/her second year in a field placement at an agency that serves the needs of the Jewish community with a focus on older adults and their families.

How to Make a Donation

If you choose to make a contribution by check, please make your check payable to The University at Albany Foundation and note in the memo line "The Susan Sherman Endowment" and send it with your contribution to The University at Albany Foundation, University Administration Building, Room 226, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222.

You may also make a contribution online at www.albany.edu/giving/. On the right, click the "Give Online" button which takes you to a new screen. At "Comments" section please specify that your gift is for "Susan Sherman Endowment."

Doug McCuen Graduate Scholarship

Established by Susan McCuen, The Doug McCuen Graduate Scholarship will advance the education and career aspirations of a Masters in Social Work (MSW) student at UAlbany’s School of Social Welfare. This scholarship will provide financial support to a student in the School of Social Welfare’s Internship in Aging Project who is focusing their studies on the care of people with Alzheimer’s and related disorders and their caregivers.

How to Make a Donation

If you choose to make a contribution by check, please make your check payable to The University at Albany Foundation and note in the memo line "The Doug McCuen Scholarship" and send it with your contribution to The University at Albany Foundation, University Administration Building, Room 226, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222.

You may also make a contribution online at www.albany.edu/giving/. On the right, click the "Give Online" button which takes you to a new screen. At "Comments" section please specify that your gift is for "Doug McCuen Endowment."

The Internships in Aging Project General Fund

Not an endowment, this charitable fund supports both scholarships and also the day to day expenses of the Internships in Aging Project.

How to Make a Donation

If you choose to make a contribution by check, please make your check payable to The University at Albany Foundation and note in the memo line "Internships in Aging 45306" and send it with your contribution to The University at Albany Foundation, University Administration Building, Room 226, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222.

You may also make a contribution online at www.albany.edu/giving/. On the right, click the "Give Online" button which takes you to a new screen. At "Comments" section please specify that your gift is for "Internships in Aging 45306."