Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Purpose Prize® is run by Encore.org, a nonprofit organization working to promote encore careers – second acts for the greater good. Encore.org, formerly Civic Ventures, works to engage millions of boomers in encore careers that improve the lives of others. The Prize awards $100,000 to at least one individual over the age of 60 who is making extraordinary contributions in his or her encore career.
PRIZE NEWS RELEASES
- 11/03/11 Five $100,000 Purpose Prizes Awarded to Americans Making an Extraordinary Impact in Their Encore Careers
- 11/10/10 10 Americans Over 60 Win The Purpose Prize for Making an Extraordinary Impact in their Encore Careers
- 10/26/09 Five Social Innovators in Encore Careers Win $100,000 Purpose Prize
- 6/30/09 White House Event on Social Innovation Includes Untapped Source of Talent: People in Their Encore Careers
See all news releases related to The Purpose Prize®
MEET THE WINNERS
Over the past eight years, close to 400 innovative adults, each with a big idea to improve the lives of others, have been named Purpose Prize winners or fellows.
Learn more about them by searching by issue area, year they were recognized, or geography.
Contact Michele Melendez (see contact information above) to find a winner or fellow who would be a good fit for your story.
WATCH THE VIDEOS
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