Meet the 2012 Purpose Prize Winners
Encore.org10 December 2012 - Original Source
By Marc Freedman
If you're looking for inspiration, here are five stories that reveal the power of social innovation – and the capacity of individuals in their encore careers.
I'm proud to introduce this year's $100,000 Purpose Prize winners. Each of them identified a significant, seemingly intractable social problem. Guided by experience, drawing on creativity and anchored in pragmatism, they set out to find solutions. In their 60s, they are changing the world, and with it perceptions of what is possible for millions of others flooding into the second half of life.
Read their stories, and learn also about the 35 new Purpose Prize fellows – finalists for The Prize – at www.en