A Purpose Prize in Retirement

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post
Be part of the purpose prize

Be part of the purpose prize

Retirement Encores That Deserve a Standing Ovation

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Encore.org, which operates under the tag line, “Second acts for the greater good,” celebrated these accomplishments when it selected its 2014 Purpose Prize recipients.

The Purpose Prize was created in 2005 to recognize life-changing work being done by people over 60. Since its inception, Encore.org has invested more than $20 million and honored 465 winners.

“Our honorees share some common characteristics: tenacity, creativity, commitment, passion and an entrepreneurial spirit, to name a few,” said Purpose Prize director Eunice Nichols. “They are the kind of people who see a problem and can’t help but work on a solution. They recognize that their years of experience provide the know-how and wisdom to get things done. Whether they act locally or globally, they share a strong sense of wanting to improve the world for future generations.”

In 2015, at least $300,000 in cash will be awarded to individuals who use their experience and knowledge to solve difficult social problems. The Metlife Foundation sponsors a $25,000 Purpose Prize for innovations providing equitable access to financial services.

The deadline for nominating someone for the 2015 Purpose Prize is Jan. 15. You might have clients worthy of a nomination, or maybe they’re contemplating an encore of their own. These videos and stories provide an example of what one person can accomplish in “retirement.”



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