PURPOSE PRIZE

The 2014 Purpose Prize® winners – six inspiring social innovators over 60 who are working to advance the social good, in their communities and the wider world – have been named by Encore.org. The 2014 winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Tempe Center for the Arts, in Tempe, Arizona, as the opening event of Encore2014: Building an Encore Nation, the premier national gathering of encore leaders.

  • Meet the 2014 winners.
  • Read the press release.
  • Meet the 2014 fellows.
  • Watch the 2014 winner videos.

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NOMINATIONS

2015 nominations are now open. Nominate yourself or someone you know for the $100,000 Purpose Prize!
 

2014 Prize Winners

$100,000

David Campbell

Mattapoisett, Ma.
Sponsored by Symetra

Charles Fletcher

Corinth, Tx.

$25,000

Pamela Cantor, M.D.

New York, NY
Sponsored by The Eisner Foundation

Reverend Richard Joyner

Conetoe, NC

Mauricio Lim Miller

Oakland, Ca.
Sponsored by MetLife Foundation

Kate Williams

San Francisco, Ca.

2013 Prize Winners

$100,000

Ysabel Duron

San Jose, Ca.

Vicki Thomas

Weston, Ct.
Sponsored by Symetra

$25,000

Carol Fennelly

Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Huttinger

Pasadena, Ca.

Reverend Violet Little

Philadelphia, Pa.

Edwin P. Nicholson

Port Tobacco, Md.

Barbara Young

New York, NY

2012 Prize Winners

$100,000

Bhagwati Agrawal

Fairfax, Va.

Susan Burton

Los Angeles

Judy Cockerton

Easthampton, Mass.

Thomas Cox

Portland, Maine

Lorraine Decker

Houston

2011 Prize Winners

$100,000

Jenny Bowen

Berkeley, Calif.

Randal Charlton

Detroit

Nancy Sanford Hughes

Eugene, Ore.

Edward Mazria

Santa Fe, N.M.

Wanjiru Kamau

Washington, D.C.

2010 Prize Winners

$100,000

Allan Barsema

Rockford, Ill.

Barry Childs

Marylhurst, Ore.

Margaret Gordon

Oakland, Calif.

Inez Killingsworth

Cleveland, Ohio

Judith Van Ginkel

Cincinnati, Ohio

$50,000

Barbara Allen

Lafayette Hill, Pa.

Dana Freyer

New York, NY

Hubert Jones

Boston, Ma.

Donald Stedman

Raleigh, N.C.

Bo Webb

Whitesville, W.Va.

2009 Prize Winners

$100,000

Elizabeth Alderman
and Stephen Alderman

Bedford NY

Judith Broder

Studio City CA

Don Coyhis

Colorado Springs CO

Henry Liu

Columbia MO

Timothy Will

Rutherfordton NC

$50,000

Marcy Adelman

San Francisco CA

Duncan Campbell

Portland OR

Ann Higdon

Dayton OH

Connie Siskowski

Boca Raton FL

James Smallwood

Camden NJ

2008 Prize Winners

$100,000

Arlene Blum

Berkeley CA

Jock Brandis

Wilmington NC

Mark Goldsmith

New York NY

Joseph James

Columbia us-SC

Michele McRae

Fargo ND

Catalino Tapia

Redwood City CA

$10,000

Barbara Cervone

Providence RI

Jay Davidson

Louisville KY

Margaret Fleming

Oak Park IL

Nasrine Gross

Falls Church VA

Toni Heineman

San Francisco CA

Rev. Nelson Johnson
and Joyce Johnson

Greensboro NC

Richard Ladner

Seattle WA

Sharon Rising

Cheshire us-CT

Ray Umashankar

Tucson AZ

2007 Prize Winners

$100,000

Donald Berwick

Cambridge MA

Gordon Johnson

Daytona Beach FL

H. Eugene Jones

Tucson AZ

Wilma Melville

Santa Paula CA

Sharon Rohrbach

St. Louis

$10,000

Ray Anderson

Atlanta GA

Gloria Jackson Bacon

New Orleans LA

Sally Bingham

San Francisco CA

Phil Borges

Seattle WA

Richard Cherry

New York NY

Adele Douglass

Herndon

Jose-Pablo Fernandez

Houston TX

Sara Gonzalez

Atlanta GA

Marian Kramer

Detroit MI

Gary Maxworthy

San Francisco

2006 Prize Winners

$100,000

$10,000

Frank Brady

Patterson NJ

Robert Chambers

Etna NH

Bernard Flynn

Sacramento CA

Benjamin Hooks

Washington, DC

Dagney Jochem

Durham NC

James Ketelsen

Houston

Suzanne Mintz

Kensington MD

Martha Rollins

Richmond VA

June Simmons

San Fernando CA

Herbert Sturz

New York NY

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