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201501 126“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

There are many ways for you to help strengthen the intergenerational (IG) movement!

Launch a BT Program

_homepage-margaret-girls-webDid you know that Bridges Together (BT) has not spent a single dollar on advertising? All of our growth has come from word of mouth and from educational presentations.

Many people are helping to bring a BT program to their own community, or one of their grandchild’s. If you are interested, thank you. Rest assured, we will walk this journey with you and help you every step of the way!

Get started by contacting our Intergenerational Facilitator Julie Shaw at or 978.793.9509


Weaver (2nd from right) with Ms. Jackie Jenkins Scott, President of Wheelock College (2nd from left) and members of the Award Committee.Are you leading an IG program, as a volunteer or paid staff member? Do you want to meet with others who are doing similar work? Do you want to learn more about central IG topics or perhaps how to get started?

Join our growing Mosaic Network.  We meet regularly for Lunch, Learn & Network sessions, sponsored by the Massachusetts Council on Aging (MCOA).  Starting this fall, we will have a newsletter dedicated specifically to IG Leaders.

To get involved, contact us at


Chelmsford adults and childrenWould you like to volunteer with Bridges Together? We help community leaders to connect with local older adults who want to participate in intergenerational programs. We also rely on dedicated volunteers who help us at the administrative level so that we can grow more efficiently, touching more lives.

Below are Massachusetts communities (as well as communities in Berkeley, CA and Mt. Pleasant, MI) that are running programs. Contact information is included; please contact the administrators directly for more information.

If you would like to start a Bridges Together program in your own town or help as an administrator, email or call 978-793-9650.

Town/OrganizationContact nameContact email
Berkeley, CARichard
BurlingtonKatie Bercury, Elementary Social Studies Coach
Central Michigan University-Institute for Intergenerational Relations (Mt. Pleasant)Leeny
HopkintonAmy Beck, Volunteer
MaynardKerry Healy Weeks or Amy or
Newton (Lasell College)Joann
Oak BluffsRose
StowSharon Funkhouser, Outreach/Volunteer
Sudbury (Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School)Debbie
TownsendKarin Canfield
West SpringfieldBarbara
WinchendonSharon Perkins


Make a tax-deductible donation!

Donate to Bridges Together & Help us create an Intergenerational “After”


A student’s picture of an “old person before and then after participating in the Bridges program. From “slow,” “weak,” and “lazy”…to “kind, curious…funny, and my friend!”

  At Bridges Together (BT), we are educating professionals about intergenerational (IG) topics.  We are creating a network that connects leaders with other professionals and resources. We are empowering teachers, community organizers, and participants of all ages to create intergenerational opportunities and programs, such as Bridges, in their own worlds.

All of these efforts take financial support.  Grants, sales of program curricula, fees for coaching, and honoraria for speaking engagements do not cover all of the costs. Donations are critical.

Please make a tax-deductible donation today so that we may continue to educate, empower, and connect generations. 

  • $25 – Provide materials for a day-long training
  • $50 – Assemble a Bridges kit for a classroom
  • $100 – Support Bridges Together’s eNews
  • $250 – Support research to demonstrate Bridges’ impact
  • $500 – Sponsor a programming resource page
  • $1,000 – Purchase equipment for online trainings
  • $2,500 – Sponsor a one-day workshop
  • $5,000 – Sponsor a Bridges program in one community

Giving Circles:

  • Ponte Vecchio: $5,000
  • Zakim: $2,500
  • Old North: $1,000
  • Golden Gate: $500
  • Brooklyn: $250
  • Tower: $100
  • Ambassador: $50
  • Sunshine Skyway: $25

Click the “Donate” button above to give online or send your checks to:  Bridges Together, The Gatehouse at the Wayside Inn, 47 Wayside Inn Road, 1st Floor West, Sudbury, MA 01776. If you have a donor advised fund (DAF), you can also use the tool on the top right.

Please note: We have updated our system; it is now possible to make a donation online without having a PayPal account. Click on the credit card icon on the bottom left corner once you are transferred to the PayPal page

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Thank you for helping to build more intergenerational bridges!

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