The Alliance for Aging Research is proud to have dedicated staff members supporting the organization in its mission to improve the universal human experience of aging and health. This week, we are featuring Anne Diner, the Alliance’s Director of Donor Relations.
What do you do at the Alliance for Aging Research?
As the Director of Donor Relations, I oversee the Alliance’s individual giving program, and weigh in on implementing strategy and support the broader goals of the development department.
How long have you worked at the Alliance?
I recently joined the Alliance in March of this year (2022).
Where are you from, and what brought you to the Washington, DC area?
I am originally from Vermont, I spent about ten years in Boston and came to the DC area in 2010 for a job opportunity, and to enjoy all the incredible museums!
What is your favorite project or topic you’ve worked on while at the Alliance?
I have to admit that I can’t pick a favorite topic, they are all equally important to and I am delighted that I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in taking an active role in creating and updating our language on different Alliance social media platforms, and communicating with our supporters about our work and the impact we make.
Do you have a personal connection with any of the health issues/conditions the Alliance works on?
Within my immediate family, I have had several members diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s. I feel so fortunate to work here and to be a part of an organization that provides resources for caregivers as they navigate through this unfamiliar territory.
What is something you’ve learned about healthy aging since working at the Alliance that has either changed your view or impacted the way you personally approach aging?
I think it’s just helped me to make healthier choices on a daily basis, knowing that the changes I make today will hopefully, have a positive impact for my longevity.
What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It’s a book that I have re-read dozens of times. I can pick up the book and whatever page I choose, I am always captivated by the characters.
What is one thing that not many people know about you?
I love to watch cooking shows! I find them very soothing for some reason, but I dislike cooking!