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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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Oct 20, 2020

CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Finding ways to curb cyberbullying and to choose guitars over guns earns $300,000 each for Naperville, Wilmette entrepreneurs

Naperville resident Trisha Prabhu invented an app to curtail cyberbullying, and Wilmette native Chad Bernstein helps students find their path to purpose through music. Each is now $300,000 richer, having won spots in the inaugural cohort of 10 Elevate Prize winners.

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Oct 20, 2020

CHICAGO SUN TIMES. Chicago area natives to receive $300K from the Elevate Prize Foundation

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 […]

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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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