Generational Harmonies

Generational Harmonies

After severe bullying from her high school classmates, violist Isabella Mier was suicidal and losing hope when she discovered the Eisner Intergenerational Orchestra. “Why don’t I just go play for one of my last times?” she asked herself. “And I went, and I just felt...

Event Recording: A Conversation With Kasley Killam

Event Recording: A Conversation With Kasley Killam Kasley Killam’s new book, The Art and Science of Connection: Why Social Health Is the Missing Key to Living Longer, Healthier, and Happier puts forward “a groundbreaking redefinition of what it means to be healthy.” “Physical and mental...

Event Recording: A Conversation With Kasley Killam

Event Recording: Music Across Generations

Music can bring generations together for connection and collaboration, inspiration and celebration. Join us as we explore the power of cogeneration by learning more about an intergenerational orchestra, big band, and choir. This hour-long event features the Heart of...

Eunice Nichols receives the 2019 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

By Marc Freedman | Feb 11, 2019

Today the Irvine Foundation announced the winners of its 2019 Leadership Awards, recognizing “innovative, effective leaders whose breakthrough solutions to critical challenges improve people’s lives, create opportunity, and contribute to a better California.”

We’re thrilled to let you know that Eunice Lin Nichols — vice president at, director of the Gen2Gen campaign, and one of the most wonderful people I know — is among the five winners.

Take a few minutes to watch the video below  and you’ll understand why.

A daughter of immigrants and mother to two young boys, Eunice talks unabashedly and often about love and family. Her mission, as she puts it, is to “give every child a caring older adult in their corner, a grounded sense of belonging and home, and a different vision for what it means to grow old.”

As she said in a talk recently, “There’s no stronger human stance than to spend yourself on the next generation.”

Congratulations to you, Eunice, and thank you for all you do and for all you’ve taught us. And hats off to the Irvine Foundation for recognizing your genius and investing in the work you lead.