2014 Purpose Prize Timeline

Nominations closed: January 31

Full applications deadline: February 7. Please note, applications are only accepted from individuals who have been nominated. If you were nominated and did not receive an email with a link to apply, please contact info@purposeprize.org.

  • Semifinalists selected: March-April
  • Finalists selected: May
  • Purpose Prize winners selected: July
  • Purpose Prize Ceremony: Late Fall 2014 (date TBA)
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    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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