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Experience Matters

Experience Matters, a program of the ASU Lodestar Center, connects the skills and talent of individuals age 50 and over with social-benefit organizations to enhance their capacity to solve community problems.

We offer year-long Encore Fellowships, short-term Service by Design assignments and National Service Programs. We are building a powerful network and creating sustainable outcomes for the betterment of the community.

Experience Matters was founded in February 2009 with 501(c)(3) status granted in September 2011. In that time, the organization impacted over 600 nonprofits, with more than 1,200 projects completed by matched volunteers. The transition to the ASU Lodestar Center began in March 2022, and the program is now poised for future growth.

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