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Oct 20, 2020

BOSTON GLOBE. Harvard undergrad wins $300,000 for anti-bullying app

A junior at Harvard University is about to receive a big payoff for her seven-year campaign against cyberbullying. Trisha Prabhu, 20, will get at least $300,000 from the Elevate Prize Foundation to further develop ReThink, a smartphone app that nudges people into using more courteous language online.

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Sep 28, 2020

MEDIUM.COM. Social Impact Investors: How Joseph Deitch of The Elevate Prize Foundation Aims To Elevate Humanity On A Global Scale

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!

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Sep 28, 2020

THRIVEGLOBAL.COM. “Service to others is also service to ourselves.” With Jilea Hemmings & Joseph Deitch

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.

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Aug 21, 2020

Inspiring More Heroism in the World

When we launched the Elevate Prize Foundation just under a year ago, we had no idea what the world had in store for us and how the events of the past months would inform and impact our inaugural year. As we worked to build this new foundation, we leaned into our values of radical diversity, […]

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Jul 17, 2020

Inside Philanthrophy

The Elevate Prize Foundation, which launched last year in partnership with MIT, is now accepting applications for its Elevate Prize. Established by business leader, philanthropist and author Joseph Deitch, the prize will award $5 million to 10 social entrepreneurs tackling problems across healthcare, poverty, racism, and more this fall. “We're looking to change the way we change the world," Deitch said.

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Jul 10, 2020

PHILANTHROPY.COM. The Chronicle of Philanthropy

More New CEOs Carolina García Jayaram, president and CEO of the National YoungArts Foundation, has become the founding executive director of the Elevate Prize Foundation, which will award $5 million in grants to 10 leaders worldwide who are successful in addressing major global problems.

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Jul 06, 2020

NPR Miami w/ Carolina

NPR Miami Heard on Sundial (radio program) What if you were given at least $300,000 to develop solutions for some of the biggest problems facing our planet? The inaugural Elevate Prize includes $5 million in funding going to 10 applicants with projects from around the globe. Transcript of the radio interview Luis Hernandez: … there’s […]

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Jun 13, 2020

MCW PROJECTS. MCW Interview w/ Carolina

The Path Forward Interview Series | The Prize Director: Carolina García Jayaram Carolina García Jayaram has more than two decades of experience in leading national institutions and initiatives dedicated to enriching and shaping social-impact, philanthropic and cultural communities across the United States. As the Founding Executive Director of the new Elevate Prize Foundation, Carolina is […]

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Apr 14, 2020

MIT Solve Announces Over $1.6 Million in Funding for 2020 Solver Teams

Solve is seeking solutions to critical Global Challenges, including Health Security & Pandemics; innovators should apply by June 18, 2020 April 14, 2020 (Cambridge, MA)—MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a mission to solve world challenges, today announced a prize pool of over $1.6 million for its next class of Solver teams. In the last three years, Solve has built impactful partnerships providing over $20 million in funding commitments for Solver teams and entrepreneurs, in addition to in-kind support.

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