LeadingAge Texas membership contains individuals who are eager for opportunities to enhance their leadership capacities and would love to participate in our educational opportunities throughout the year. But they need your support! Please consider making a donation to the EIA scholarship fund. 

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The Educational Institute on Aging (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) subsidiary foundation of LeadingAge Texas that serves as a forum to promote accessible education opportunities and professional development to LeadingAge Texas members.

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The proceeds from the EIA scholarship fund allow for LeadingAge Texas members to attend educational events throughout the year including the LeadingAge Texas Annual Conference & Solutions EXPO. Over $23,000 in scholarship funds was awarded last year to members who span the spectrum of aging services disciplines—from students working toward careers in the field to those currently serving older Texans as certified nursing assistants (CNAs), nurses, HR professionals, social workers, chaplains, and more.

By nature of the LeadingAge Texas membership being made up of not-for-profit aging services providers, tight budgets come into play & some members experience difficulty in funding employees' professional development. Thus, EIA scholarships are a much needed option—access to continuing education & professional growth are vital to retaining quality employees, encouraging future leaders in the field, and providing exceptional service to older Texans throughout the spectrum of care!

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By 2030, 71 million Americans will be over the age of 65. To meet demand, LeadingAge Texas members are striving to be more strategic, innovative, and effective in achieving their missions. We need more strong, forward-looking leaders to advance the field of aging services.

LeadingAge Texas strongly believes that opportunities for continuing education and professional growth are vital to retaining quality employees, encouraging future leaders in the field, and providing exceptional service to older Texans throughout the spectrum of care. Your donation will assist in providing our members with the necessary educational opportunities for growth and leadership.

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EIA scholarships are supported by donations, proceeds from the Annual Herb Shore Silent Auction & EIA Wine Toss and the following dedicated funds:

Herb Shore Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in 1991 to honor Dr. Herb Shore and serves to provide scholarships and conference grants.

Linial Scholarships
Established in 2003, this scholarship assists a CNA or nurse aide from a member organization with travel expenses to attend the LeadingAge Texas Annual Meeting.


to our 2019 EIA Wine Toss & Herb Shore Silent Auction Donors

4.0 Cellars
ACL Live
Alamo Drafthouse
Amy's Ice Cream
Austin Aquarium
Austin Bouldering Project
Austin Eats Food Tours
Austin Zoo
Becker Vineyards
Blanton Museum of Art
Carvajal Pharmacy
Cheryl Harding
The Contemporary Austin
Crystal Laza
Embassy Suites Frisco Hotel
Galaxy Café
The George Hotel
George Linial
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Hai Hospitality; Uchi and Uchiko
Hilton Austin
Horseshoe Bay resort
Hotel Contessa
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
Jay Hobbs
John Berkely
Joseph Ems
Kendra Scott
Kent Herring
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
LeadingAge Texas
The Long Center
Marsha Cayton
McKesson Medical-Surgical
Moonshine Grill
Morningside Ministries
Nicole Gann
P. Terry's
PubCrawler of Austin
Renaissance Addison
Renaissance Austin
Roque Christensen
Round Rock Express
Texas Hill Country Olive Co.
Typhoon Texas
The Westin Riverwalk
Wild Birds Unlimited
ZACH Theatre

Special Thanks to Dennis Eibe, Lead Volunteer for EIA


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