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Dec 16, 2021

SHONDALAND. How We Pull (and Pool) Together Online to Help Others

In this month’s Shondaland Series, we are exploring the ways we can give back to our communities, to those in need, and to each other, as well as uncovering unexpected stories of phenomenal people who are helping others — through their time and financial support, but also through business, community, and even technology. These heartwarming […]

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Dec 09, 2021

PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL. Exclusive: Carolina García Jayaram is a Latina Changing the Future of Philanthropy

The CEO of The Elevate Prize Foundation spoke with People Chica about her leadership role, her aspirations for the future and how all Latinos can soar. Carolina García Jayaram knows she is not the rule when it comes to being the Latina CEO of a foundation. That’s why she is on a quest to improve representation […]

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Oct 25, 2021

Mike Manning, Cassie Scerbo, and Jamie Miller team up with ‘The Elevate Prize’ for National Bullying Prevention Month

Emmy award-winning actor and producer Mike Manning (“The Bay”), actress Cassie Scerbo (“Sharknado”), and musician Jamie Miller team up with “The Elevate Prize” for National Bullying Prevention Month. Digital Journal has the scoop.

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Aug 16, 2021

ANCHOR - SPOTIFY. How do you build a global foundation in one year?

As founding Executive Director of the Elevate Prize Foundation, which identifies social heroes around the world, providing them with transformational resources to amplify their impact and elevate humanity by igniting a chain reaction of goodness. Over the past two decades, García Jayaram has led national institutions and initiatives dedicated to enriching and shaping social-impact, philanthropic […]

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May 24, 2021

FORBES.COM. How You Can Elevate The Future Of Personal Finance To Change The World By 2030… For The Greater Good

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Apr 21, 2021

MIAMI HERALD. Miami foundation gives $250,000 to ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show,’ received a $250,000 award from the Miami nonprofit Elevate Prize Foundation for his philanthropic work and efforts to mobilize his fan base.

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Apr 21, 2021

FASTCOMPANY.COM. A massive opportunity to inspire the world

As a die-hard entrepreneur, I have spent almost 50 years building businesses, motivating teams, delighting customers, and innovating wherever possible. When the time came for me to focus more on giving back and addressing societal challenges, I did so with that same entrepreneurial spirit. Whether business or philanthropy, there are some basic questions we must […]

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Nov 03, 2020

THIS IS CANDOR. Elevating innovators and activists with Carolina García Jayaram, Executive Director of The Elevate Prize Foundation (#12)

On today’s episode I’m joined by Carolina García Jayaram, the founding executive director of The Elevate Prize Foundation. The mission of the Elevate Prize is to amplify the impact of innovators, activists and problem-solvers. In its first year the global entrepreneurship competition powered by MIT SOLVE had nearly 1300 applicants from 119 countries. There are […]

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Nov 03, 2020

Podcast: This is Candor with Carolina García Jayaram – Transcript included

In this episode: Carolina’s background leading arts and culture organizations. What makes The Elevate Prize Foundation different (like why they're industry agnostic and award some of the prize money directly to the entrepreneur, in addition to their organization). The pain points felt by social entrepreneurs and how they plan to help.

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Oct 22, 2020

INDULGE. These rising local power players are advancing the community through activism, education, and more

When a person’s passions include changing the way things are done in their chosen industry and community, life’s work goes beyond philanthropy to innovation. You may not have known their names before, but these South Florida locals are powerhouse influencers who are revolutionizing our world in both big and small ways.

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Oct 20, 2020

PHILANTHROPY NEWS DIGEST'S. Inaugural Elevate Prize winners for global changemakers announced

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 […]

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Oct 20, 2020

CBS CHICAGO. Two Chicago Area Problem Solvers Get $300,000 In Prize Money

CHICAGO (CBS) —Two Chicago-area problem solvers are getting $300,000 each to work on global change.They are “Elevate” prize winners. It’s a competition to find leaders and give them resources to increase their impact. Naperville resident Trisha Prabhu. The 20-year-old came up with “Rethink” at the age of 13. CHICAGO (CBS) —Two Chicago-area problem solvers are […]

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