HAPF Program tribute to Charles “Chuck” Feeney

We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Charles “Chuck” Feeney, Founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies.

In 1982, Chuck decided to devote his wealth to the service of humanity through the founding of The Atlantic Philanthropies: “I had one idea that never changed in my mind—that you should use your wealth to help people.” Click here to read The Atlantic Philanthropies tribute to Chuck. The Atlantic Philanthropies has supported the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program from its founding in 2008.

With this support, the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program has provided experience and skills in health and aging policy to 193 fellows, and counting, from multiple disciplines and settings. The training and experience have enabled alumni fellows to make contributions to the health and well-being of older people through policy-relevant research, policymaking at the state and federal levels of government, and health and social care delivery. These outcomes would not have happened without the care and commitment of Chuck Feeney and the Atlantic Philanthropies.

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows National Program Office, Alumni, and Fellows are immeasurably grateful for the support of The Atlantic Philanthropies, especially that of Chuck and of Chris Langston, former Program Officer with The Atlantic Philanthropies. The John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health have extended, and are continuing to extend, this legacy and the program’s reach into the future by extending the pipeline of policy experts committed to improving the lives of older Americans.