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Oct 20, 2020

The Elevate Prize Foundation has announced the recipients of its inaugural Elevate Prizes. Launched in April in partnership with MIT Solve, the competition provides up to $5 million annually to help extraordinary purpose-driven leaders increase their impact and catalyze transformational change. Selected from nearly thirteen hundred applicants, the ten inaugural winners will receive $300,000 in prize funding, as well as professional development […]

Oct 20, 2020

Two Chicago area natives are among the 10 inaugural winners of an award that aims to further their work. Winnetka native Chad Bernstein, who founded Guitar Over Guns, an organization that combines mentorship and guitar lessons, and 20-year-old Naperville native Trisha Prabhu, inventor of ReThink, an anti-cyberbullying app that has about 500,000 downloads to date and is […]

Oct 19, 2020

MIAMI, Oct. 19, 2020 – The Elevate Prize Foundation is pleased to announce the first-ever Elevate Prize winners, a group of 10 radically diverse innovators, activists, and problem-solvers. Chosen from nearly 1,300 applicants after three months of review, these winners are tackling the world’s biggest problems, including peace, health, women’s empowerment, youth education, and food […]

Sep 28, 2020

The love that we invest in others comes back to us multiplied. Service to others is also service to ourselves. But don’t take my word for it. Experiment. Give of yourself and see what happens. Start small. Give a sincere complement and see how it makes you feel and how that seed blossoms in others… and gets paid forward. Then try something a little bigger that resonates for you. Have fun with it!

Sep 28, 2020

As a part of our series about “Social Impact Investors”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Joseph Deitch. Joseph, (who most call Joe) has built a billion-dollar business. He’s the founder and chairman of Commonwealth Financial Network, the Tony-award winning Broadway producer of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, an enthusiastic philanthropist, and a man Financial Advisor magazine once selected (alongside Warren Buffett) as one of the 35 most influential leaders of the financial planning profession over the previous three-plus decades. He’s also the author of #1 Amazon bestseller Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life.

Sep 10, 2020

MIAMI – Sept. 10, 2020 – The Elevate Prize Foundation, in partnership with MIT Solve, announced its top 20 finalists in the running for the inaugural Elevate Prize, which will award $5 million to 10 changemakers tackling the most compelling global challenges of our time. The renowned, 21-member judging panel, including Chef José Andres, María Elena Salinas, Yo-Yo Ma, and some of […]

Jul 22, 2020

MIAMI — July 22, 2020 — In partnership with MIT Solve, The Elevate Prize Foundation announced its 2020 judging panel, who will select the 20 finalists and 10 inaugural winners of the Elevate Prize this fall. The Elevate Prize Foundation, founded by entrepreneur Joseph Deitch, is a new philanthropic effort that aims to elevate humanity […]