by Eric Brandt
Know anyone over 60 who are inventing new ways to solve social problems? Nominate them for Encore Career’s 2010 Purpose Prize! This year, ten people will win a total of $750,000, with the top five receiving $100,000 each for their efforts in tackling social problems. Last year’s winners Elizabeth and Stephen Alderman found purpose through tragedy after their son was killed on 9/11. They channeled this tragedy into action by founding the Peter C. Alderman Foundation, which to date has brought mental health treatment to more than 100,000 trauma victims in nine countries around the world. Their story is below:
The rest of the winners’ stories are equally compelling. If you know of a deserving candidate making positive social change in their encore career, consider nominating them for this year’s Purpose Prize. The deadline is March 5th, so act soon!