Who We Are

Our Mission

The mission of the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging is, through education, research and service, to help improve the quality of life for older adults, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by language, culture, lack of education, disability or other barriers.


Mary Jane Ciccarello


Professor and Dean Emeritus Edward D. Spurgeon (deceased)


The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging was authorized and created in 1998 by the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation, which is based in Pasadena, California.

In addition to funding from The Borchard Foundation, The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging was generously supported for several years by the members of its Professional Advisory Board, who also served on the Partnership in Law and Aging Program mini-grants selection committee. The Professional Advisory Board members were Dr. Lawrence Brennan, Elizabeth Donahue, Alexander Forger, Robert K. Johnson, Richard E. Kipper, Cara Robertson, and O.W. Moyle. 

An Academic Advisory Board helps review the annual Academic Research Grant applications. Former Borchard Fellows also participate in the selection of research grants and new fellows.