December 8th 2015

December 8, 2015

SENS Research Foundation Raises Over $27,000 On #GivingTuesday
132 Worldwide Contributions More than Doubled Funds Raised in 2014, Helping to Facilitate Research on Age-Related Diseases
The SENS Research Foundation (SRF), a non-profit organization focused on transforming the way the world researches and treats age-related disease, received $27,317 on December 1, #GivingTuesday, – more than double what the foundation raised on #GivingTuesday 2014. Funds received this year came from nine countries, including Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom, as well as the USA. In addition to the donations, SENS Research Foundation will receive two $5,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge grants and a dollar-for-dollar match for all the funds raised. The result is a total of $74,634 in donations due to the support received on #Giving Tuesday.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. The event is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.  

SENS Research Foundation’s goal at the outset was $20,000 with the help of contributors who pledged to match each dollar raised up to the first $5,000. The Croeni Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to giving, the environment and health, matched the first $5,000 raised dollar for dollar. The foundation gave SRF an unrestricted $5,000 earlier this year as well. Aubrey de Grey, CSO of SENS Research Foundation, will also match $5,000, and Fight Aging! is matching every dollar up to $125,000 raised from October 1 to  December 31, 2015. Fight Aging! encourages the development of medical technologies, lifestyles, and other means to help people live comfortably, healthily, and capably for as long as they desire.
“We are thrilled to have exceeded our goal for this year’s #GivingTuesday,” said Jerri Barrett, vice president of outreach, SENS Research Foundation. “We extend our sincere appreciation to all those who contributed funds including Jan Croeni and the Croeni Foundation, Aubrey de Grey, and Fight Aging! for their support. These funds will help us continue our research into the damage repair approach to the diseases and disabilities of aging.” $125,000 Challenge Grant: Closing In On the Goal!
SENS Research foundation is delighted to announce that we are closing in on the goal for our year-end challenge grant from Fight with a new total of $122,766! We are so grateful to everyone who has donated so far to support us in this monumental fundraising effort.
Remember, this challenge ends on 12/31/2015, so make sure and submit your contribution before then if you have been planning to assist us in meeting the $125,000 goal. We're heading into the home stretch, but we can't make it all the way without you! We know you share our commitment to reimagining aging and bringing about a new medical paradigm where getting older does not have to mean getting sick, and your generous donations will help hasten the critical work SRF funds and conducts.

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2016 SRF Summer Scholars Program Applications Online Now


Applications for the 2016 SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholars program are available now and will be accepted until February 1, 2016.


All interested students meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to visit our website for details


The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate college students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded scientists who can work equally well with other scientists and the general public.


Watch the 2015 SRF Summer Scholars video on our website
Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, designed to emulate text scientists must commonly produce. Additionally, a poster presentation at SRF’s 2016 Rejuvenation Biotechnology conference at the end of the summer will provide students with an opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice when they present their results to scientists from other research institutions.
The SRF Summer Scholars internships are available at world-renowned research institutions, such as the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Harvard University, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the Scripps Research Institute, the SRF Research Center, the University of Oxford, and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. 
The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2016.

SRF Now Accepting Stock Donations


We are pleased to announce that SRF is now able to accept donations of stock. We now have an account set up to receive stock through Scottrade. Some of the benefits in donating appreciated securities are:
  • Avoid paying capital gains tax.
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
  • Further the charitable mission of SENS Research Foundation today!
To do a stock transfer, please contact Jerri Barrett at for more information.

Methuselah Foundation Unveils Methuselah 300 Monument


Members of the Methuselah Foundation's 300 Initiative make a 25-year pledge to donate at least $1,000 annually towards the fight against age-related disease. A monument honoring these visionaries has just been unveiled - but there's still room to add your name! Visit the Methuselah Foundation's website for more details.
The new Methuselah Foundation 300 monument. From left:
Co-founders David Gobel, Aubrey de Grey, and Kevin Perrott



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