• The Purpose Prize

    Rev. Richard Joyner’s inspiring community garden model for improving congregational health has spread across four North Carolina counties.

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  • The Purpose Prize

    Kate Williams’ job placement program for the blind has success rates that surpass similar training centers for sighted people.

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  • The Purpose Prize for Future Promise,
    Sponsored by Symetra

    David Campbell has mobilized disaster relief volunteers to help 45,000 families around the world.

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  • The Purpose Prize for Financial Inclusion, Sponsored by MetLife Foundation

    Mauricio Lim Miller helps thousands of families access peer support and capital to lift themselves out of poverty.

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  • The Purpose Prize for Intergenerational Impact, Sponsored by The Eisner Foundation

    86 high-poverty schools serving tens of thousands of students have participated in Dr. Pamela Cantor’s innovative program since 2002.

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  • The Purpose Prize

    Charles Fletcher runs the world’s largest research-based therapeutic riding center serving 5,000 people with disabilities, free of charge.

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Meet Our 2014 Winners

With decades of experience and the vision to make a difference in their communities and the wider world, these six people over 60 have won The Purpose Prize in 2014.

He is using his management savvy to build a highly effective disaster relief organization dispatching volunteers around the world.

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David Campbell

The Purpose Prize for Future Promise
Sponsored by Symetra
2014 Winner

He is using his management savvy to build a highly effective disaster relief organization dispatching volunteers around the world.

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This child psychiatrist and trauma specialist uses brain science to transform public education in high-poverty schools cross America.

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Dr. Pamela Cantor

The Purpose Prize
for Intergenerational Impact

Sponsored by The Eisner Foundation
2014 Winner

This child psychiatrist and trauma specialist uses brain science to transform public education in high-poverty schools cross America.

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His unorthodox approach to poverty alleviation is helping hundreds of families double their savings and increase their income.

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Mauricio Lim Miller

The Purpose Prize
for Financial Inclusion

Sponsored by MetLife Foundation
2014 Winner

His unorthodox approach to poverty alleviation is helping hundreds of families double their savings and increase their income.

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Once a telecom exec, he has created a global network of therapeutic riding centers serving children with disabilities – free of charge.

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Charles Fletcher

The Purpose Prize
2014 Winner

Once a telecom exec, he has created a global network of therapeutic riding centers serving children with disabilities – free of charge.

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This pastor is improving the health and economic potential of his rural North Carolina congregation and 21 others.

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Rev. Richard Joyner

The Purpose Prize
2014 Winner

This pastor is improving the health and economic potential of his rural North Carolina congregation and 21 others.

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After losing her sight, she is forging a new path by helping blind people combat discrimination and find jobs.

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Kate Williams

The Purpose Prize
2014 Winner

After losing her sight, she is forging a new path by helping blind people combat discrimination and find jobs.

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Featured Purpose Prize Fellows

38 Purpose Prize fellows have been selected in 2014 for their inspiring encore stories and the impact of their work in their local communities.

This former health care administrator reduces health disparities and social stigma among Milwaukee’s LGBT population.

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Gary Hollander

2014 Purpose Prize Fellow

This former health care administrator reduces health disparities and social stigma among Milwaukee’s LGBT population.

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He mentors at-risk students in conflict resolution and violence prevention to promote peace in Sacramento and beyond.

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Wayne Hironaka

2014 Purpose Prize Fellow

He mentors at-risk students in conflict resolution and violence prevention to promote peace in Sacramento and beyond.

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This marketing duo produces reusable organic hand towels, reducing the 13 billion of pounds of paper towel waste sent to U.S. landfills annually.

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Linda Lannon and Mary Wallace

2014 Purpose Prize Fellow

This marketing duo produces reusable organic hand towels, reducing the 13 billion of pounds of paper towel waste sent to U.S. landfills annually.

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She saw too much mutual suspicion among different minority youth in St. Louis – so she built bridges through the performing arts.

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Cecilia Nadal

2014 Purpose Prize Fellow

She saw too much mutual suspicion among different minority youth in St. Louis – so she built bridges through the performing arts.

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