The Charles Bronfman Prize Announces Call for Nominations
The Charles Bronfman Prize has opened the nomination period for the 2010 award. The Prize celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual or team, 50 years of age or younger, whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world. The goal of The Charles Bronfman Prize is to bring public recognition to young, dynamic individuals from around the world, whose Jewish values infuse their humanitarian accomplishments, and provide inspiration to the next generations.
The nomination period will close on January 15, 2010. The required nomination forms and guidelines to the process are available for download. An internationally recognized panel of Judges will select the Prize recipient(s) and bestow an award of $100,000 in the fall of 2010.
Over the years, nominators from distinguished international institutions in both public and private sectors have helped identify accomplished nominees whose purpose deserves attention and respect, and serves to inspire others. Judges have considered hundreds of qualified nominations from around the globe – young women and men whose diverse range of humanitarian efforts include ground-breaking applications of alternative energy, co-existence, conflict resolution, education, environmental initiatives, human rights, medicine and science, and social justice.
“Like Charles Bronfman, we believe wholeheartedly in the power of young people, the paramount importance of education, and our responsibility to create opportunities to enrich the lives of future generations and build a better tomorrow,” said Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin, founders of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). “Receiving the 2009 Charles Bronfman Prize was a tremendous honor and is allowing us to expand KIPP’s reach to more children across the United States, as well as internationally. We are laying the groundwork to support a KIPP inspired school in an underserved community in northern Israel, an exciting achievement we never envisioned when we started this program in 1994, and one that may not have been possible without this Prize.”
about: The Charles Bronfman Prize is a humanitarian award that celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual or team, 50 years of age or younger, whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world. Its goal is to bring public recognition to young, dynamic individuals whose Jewish values infuse their humanitarian accomplishments, and provide inspiration to the next generations. An internationally recognized panel of Judges selects the Prize recipient(s) and bestows an award of $100,000.