Hinda and Arthur Marcus are equally passionate about Hebrew SeniorLife’s mission to care for seniors. Their generous philanthropy and dedication spans many years, with research on aging being a key priority.
Hinda, Hebrew SeniorLife's Board Chair, emphasizes that the research going on at HSL's Harvard Medical School-affiliated Institute for Aging Research is instrumental to improving the quality of life for all of us as we age.
"Hebrew SeniorLife is a living laboratory," says Hinda, whose involvement with HSL began over two decades ago. "What my hope would be is that the research being done at IFAR can evolve into public policy for the greater good." The Marcuses’ most recent gift to fund the expansion of clinical trials at IFAR will help do that by translating discoveries into treatments and interventions.
"We don’t do enough research about aging," adds Arthur. "Society is not prepared to have people in their nineties. That’s going to be the norm, not the exception."
As Board Chair, Hinda says she has seen the extraordinary commitment to the organization that both volunteers and employees possess. "It's this commitment to the mission and to excellence in all of Hebrew SeniorLife’s endeavors that truly makes a difference," she says.
Hinda and Arthur emphasize how important it is to support Hebrew SeniorLife as it grows and moves forward. "Philanthropy is necessary — and more important than ever," says Hinda. "Donors will be providing a place that will be there not just for us, but for generations to come."
"We'd like to see Hebrew SeniorLife expand its reach and make its services available to larger segments of the population. Big goals — they are achievable — but only with philanthropy."