Naming Opportunities
Naming opportunities to make this the “Age of Aging Better”

Naming Opportunities


The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) depends on your philanthropic donations to fund cutting-edge research and to attract more physicians to specialize in geriatric medicine to meet the demands of our aging population.

Each year, through a rigorous review process led by some of the most accomplished scientists working in the field of aging research today, AFAR Research Grants provide up to ten awards of $100,000 for one to two year projects.  These grants, which serve as the basis for longer term research, have led to many important discoveries. Examples include:

• A plaque removal therapy which may improve our ability to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

• A drug that builds muscle which may prevent disability in old age

• Findings that increasing the presence of the klotho enzyme may counteract mental decline

• A treatment that removes toxic cells which may delay or prevent some age-related problems



As a donor at the $100,000 level:

In appreciation of your generous donation of $100,000, an AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty will bear your name.  These grants, which award $100,000 to conduct a study over one to two-years, will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts.

• You will have the opportunity to meet your grant recipient.

• You will receive invitations to AFAR special events and meetings with top aging research scientists.

• You will also be invited to AFAR's Annual Grantee Conference in Santa Barbara, CA, and have the opportunity to personally meet top researchers in the field. 


As at donor at the $7,500 level:

In appreciation of your donation of $7,500, an MSTAR scholarship will bear your name. Medical Student Training in Aging Research, MSTAR program provides an enriching experience to medical school students in aging-related research under the mentorship of top experts in the field. Many MSTAR recipients have gone on to careers in aging research and geriatric medicine.  

• You will have the opportunity to attend MSTAR student presenations at program sites.

• You will recieve a compilation of MSTAR Diaries.


As a donor at the $5,000 level:

In appreciation of your gift of $5,000, an AFAR Scholarship for Research in the Biology of Aging will bear your name. These scholarships are designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs, the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging.  The program aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.

There are many ways, at many gift levels, you can support AFAR. For more information about making a gift to AFAR, please contact: Karen Wenderoff, Director of Development at 212-703-9977, or



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