Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Deadline Approaching for Purpose Prize

A quick reminder that March 5th is the deadline for submitting your nominations for The Purpose Prize——$100,000 awards for people over age 60 who are creating new ways to solve social issues. Change someone's life by going to to begin the nomination process.

From health care to education, global warming to poverty reduction, winners of The Purpose Prize are recognized for using experience and skill in their encore careers to figure out new methods for improving our communities and our world. (See my 1/7/09 posting to read about past winners.) Civic Ventures, the sponsor of the prize, is casting a wide net to find the next 10 winners. Consider nominating someone - or yourself - for this prestigious award.

Note: The photo above is of 2008 Purpose Prize winner Joseph James (taken from the Purpose Prize website).


  1. I'd never heard of the Purpose Prize!
    Fortunately I am many years away from ever nominating myself! lol

    L. Diane Wolfe

  2. Anonymous7:42 AM

    I guess I'm a few years away, too. Good luck to everyone who is nominated!

  3. Thanks for letting those among us determined to Defy Gravity know about this, Prill. I easily fit the age limit but don't think what I do is the fit they want. Still, I am proud for what I am doing for many in that over 60 are finding purpose writing.

    Anne Walsh suggested we should be friends. Hope you agree. (-:

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of book for writers,

  4. Anonymous11:15 AM

    Something to look forward to...