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.
Nominations for the 2013 Purpose Prize will open in January. I hope this year's winners and fellows will inspire you to nominate someone you know who is helping change lives.
For Fighting Foreclosures, a $100,000 Award, The New York Times, December 5, 2012
Meet the Inspiring 2012 Purpose Prize Winners, Forbes, December 5, 2012
5 Social Innovators in Their 60s Win $100,000 Purpose Prizes,The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 5, 2012
Meet the Inspiring 2012 Purpose Prize Winners, 5 standout citizens, all in their 60s, are making the world a better place, Next Avenue, December 5, 2012
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