November 11, 2013

Meet the 2013 Purpose Prize Winners

Since 2009, Talking Eyes Media has had the honor of filming/photographing Encore.org's Purpose Prize, and we are excited to once again introduce you to its newest winners....

Meet the 2013 Purpose Prize winners! These seven individuals may all have different stories and causes but they all hold one thing in common: each is using his/her second act for the greater good and changing the world.


Although the winners' videos will not be released until Encore.org's Purpose Prize Gala on December 5, you can learn about the winners by clicking on the links below. Get ready to be inspired!


This year's winners:



Ysabel Duron, 66, taps into her own experience as a cancer survivor to shine a spotlight on cancer for Latino communities across the United States. ($100,000)


Vicki Thomas, 67, rallies communities around wounded soldiers, providing them with adapted foreclosed homes that improve quality of life for veterans and whole communities alike. ($100,000)





Carol Fennelly, 64, runs a unique summer camp behind bars that is transforming federal prisoners into involved parents. ($25,000)




Elizabeth Huttinger, 63, is on a path to eradicate human schistosomiasis, a disease infecting millions of the world's poorest. ($25,000)






Reverend Violet Little, 61, is redefining the concept of "church" as she pastors Philadelphia's homeless in a church without walls. ($25,000)




Edwin P. Nicholson, 71, mentors disabled veterans, healing emotional wounds through the power of relationships and the great outdoors. ($25,000)





Barbara Young, 66, went from immigrant nanny to passionate advocate, giving her a powerful voice in the fight for domestic workers' rights across the United States. ($25,000)






"The Purpose Prize, now in its eighth year, is the nation's only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. The Prize awards $100,000 to at least one individual in his or her encore career creating new ways to solve tough social problems."  

To learn more about the Purpose Prize: