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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

THE SESSIONS

REIMAGINING CULTURE TO POWER CHANGE

Featuring: Joseph S. Deitch, Founder, The Elevate Prize Foundation and Carolina Garcia Jayaram, Founding CEO, The Elevate Prize Foundation

Culture shapes the world, influencing creativity, human connection, and innovation. Movements are born through meaningful shifts in culture – from the magic of communities coming together to connect through shared values.

How do you define culture? What role does culture play in driving sustainable change? How is its impact measured? How can diverse networks organize together for positive change?

Social impact executives, media leaders, and cultural experts investigate the data, behavioral patterns, and trends that lead to cultural shifts and the movements they inspire.

REIMAGINING CULTURE TO POWER CHANGE PANEL

Moderated by Carolina García Jayarm

FROM A MOMENT TO A MOVEMENT

Moderated by Suzanne Kianpour

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: MEDIA’S ROLE IN INSPIRING EQUITY

Moderated by Shaniqua McClendon

PRESS

YAHOO! LIFE
Lizzo honored for social justice work with Elevate Prize Catalyst Award
Lizzo received her award in Miami during The Elevate Prize Foundation’s inaugural Make Good Famous Summit.
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NBC NEWS
Former actress converts buses into schools for kids at southern border
Former Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award winner Estefanía Rebellón is interviewed at the Make Good Famous Summit for her work with Yes We Can World Foundation.
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MIAMI HERALD
Restoring a barrier island forest may be key to protecting Miami from storm surge
2023 Elevate Prize winner Miami Waterkeeper hosted attendees of the Make Good Famous Summit for a morning of service. Volunteers helped plant native trees that will replace invasive plant species on Virginia Key Beach Park.
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7 NEWS MIAMI
South Floridians come together to clean up habitat in Virginia Key
There was habitat help on Virginia Key as people worked to restore a South Florida beach. Their efforts are part of a three-day summit hosted by the Elevate Prize Foundation in Miami Beach.
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CBS NEWS MIAMI
Volunteers do their part to preserve Virginia Key ahead of hurricane season
“This my first baby tree,” Shirley Raines shared. It’s not her day job, but planting trees is just another way of looking after others. She’s in town as part of the Make Good Famous Summit, which is aimed at tackling…
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LOCAL10.COM
With hurricane season approaching, environmental events focuses on Miami-Dade sand dunes
Dozens participated in a habitat restoration project on Wednesday in Virginia Key as part of The Elevate Prize Foundation’s Make Good Famous summit.
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PARTICIPANTS

Alexander Roque
President & Executive Director
Ali Forney Center
winner 2021
Alexandra Grigore
Chief Product Officer
Simprints
winner 2020
Aparna Hegde
Founder & Managing Trustee
ARMMAN
winner 2021
Atif Javed
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Tarjimly
winner 2023
Bianca Tylek
Founder & Executive Director
Worth Rises
winner 2023
Brenda Palms Barber
Chief Executive Officer
Sweet Beginnings
fellow 2020
Brisa De Angulo & Parker Palmer
CEO & Founder
A Breeze of Hope
winner 2020
Chad Bernstein
CEO & Co-Founder
Guitars Over Guns
winner 2020
Cindy Eggleton
Co-Founder & CEO
Brilliant Detroit
finalist 2022
Cynthia D. Fast, Ph.D.
Head of Training & Behavioral Research
APOPO
finalist 2022
Elijah McKinnon
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Open Television (OTV)
winner 2023
Felix Brooks-church
Co-Founding President & CEO
Sanku
winner 2020
Kaushik Kappagantulu
Co-Founder & CEO
Kheyti
winner 2021
Koketso Moeti
Founder & Executive Director
amandla.mobi
winner 2020
Namya Mahajan
Chief Executive Officer
Rocket Learning
winner 2023
Nelly Cheboi
Founder and CEO
TechLit Africa
winner 2023
Piyush Tewari
Founder & CEO
SaveLIFE Foundation
winner 2023
Rachel Silverstein, PhD
Executive Director
Miami Waterkeeper (MWK)
winner 2023
Rebecca van Bergen
Founder & Executive Director
Nest
winner 2021
Sana Mustafa
Chief Executive Officer
Asylum Access
finalist 2023
Teresa Wanjiku Njoroge
Founder & CEO
Clean Start Solutions Limited
finalist 2023
Tony Weaver
Founder & CEO
Weird Enough Productions
winner 2021
Trisha Prabhu
Founder & CEO
ReThink: Conquering Cyberbullying
winner 2020
Uzoma Orchingwa
Co-Founder & CEO
Ameelio
winner 2021
Aidan Reilly
Co-Founder, Head of Partnerships
The Farmlink Project
Speaker
Bobby L Wilson
Co-Founder & CEO
Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (MAUF)
Speaker
Carie Broecker
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Peace of Mind Dog Rescue
Debra Vines
Founder & CEO
The Answer Inc
Dave Flink
CEO
Eye to Eye National
Zannah Bukar Mustapha
Founder & Director
Future Prowess Islamic Foundation
Dr. Ala Stanford
Founder
Center for Health Equity and Black Doctors Consortium
Jenifer Colpas
CEO
Tierra Grata
Lynda Doughty
Founding Executive Director
Marine Mammals of Maine
Michele Neff Hernandez
CEO
Soaring Spirits International, Inc.
Shirley Raines
Founder
Beauty2thestreetz
Meymuna Hussein-Cattan
Founder & Executive Director
The Tiyya Foundation / Flavors from Afar
Nora Spencer
Founder & CEO
Hope Renovations
Richard Casper
Co-Founder & Executive Director
CreatiVets
Teresa Gray
Founder & Executive Director
Mobile Medics International
Tyrique Glasgow
Founder & Executive Director
Young Chances Foundation
Joseph Deitch
Founder and Chairman
The Elevate Prize Foundation
Carolina García Jayaram
Founding CEO
The Elevate Prize Foundation
Alex Jakana
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Alicia Dennis
Editorial Director
PEOPLE at DotDash Meredith
Aidan Reilly
Co-Founder, Head of Partnerships
The Farmlink Project
Bobby L Wilson
Co-Founder & CEO
Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (MAUF)
David Fajgenbaum
Co-Founder
Every Cure
Dr. Ian Miller
Chief Science and Innovation Officer
National Geographic Society
Dr. Lisa Singh
Professor Department of Computer Science
Georgetown University
Emiliana Guereca
President
Women’s March Foundation
Adam Robinson
Paramount Global
Afdhel Aziz
Conspiracy of Love / Good is the New Cool
Aidan Kohn-Murphy
Gen-Z for Change
Alex Jakana
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Alicia Dennis
PEOPLE at DotDash Meredith
Alix Lebec
Lebec Consulting
Anasa Troutman
The Big We
Anastasia Samoylova
Artist
Ben Pelteson
Fearless Communicators
Butch Trusty
The Bridgespan Group
Carla Santiago
Edelman
Chiemi Karasawa
Isotope Films
Dr. David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, FCPP
Every Cure
Dr. Ian Miller
National Geographic Society
Dr. Lisa Singh
Georgetown University
Eduardo Placer
Fearless Communicators
Elle Moxley
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute
Emiliana Guereca
Women’s March Foundation
Emily Shain
Fearless Communicators
Erin Mulholland
Edelman
Hector Mujica
Google.org
Jami Eidsvold
Smarty Social
Jennifer Humke
MacArthur Foundation
Jonel Edwards
Dream Defenders
Karla Garcia Teruel
Growth Empowered
Kathleen Doll
Intention 2 Impact
Lina Renzina
TikTok
Love Odih Kumuyi
Redshift Leadership
Martin Segal
Segal Family Foundation
Max Moinian
Future Earth Catalog
Melina Cordero
Melina Cordero Consulting
Michelle Génecé Patterson
CNN
Mona Sinha
Equality Now
Nancy A. Parker
Managing Attorney
Detroit Justice Center
Nicole Starr
Participant Media
Nina Sabarre
Intention 2 Impact
Patrick Connor
Sharmada Foundation
Raul Moas
Knight Foundation
Rebecca Taylor
Edelman
Rene Jones
United Talent Agency (UTA)
Rupa Balasubramanian
Senior Vice President
Pop Culture Collaborative
Sahar Driver
Color Congress
Shalane Yuen
Trevor Noah Foundation
Shaniqua McClendon
Crooked Media
Shayne Cohen
Anahata Eco Yoga Retreats
Sonya Lockett
The Next Slate / Impact Guild
Suzanne Kianpour
Creator & Host
BBC’s ‘Women Building Peace’
Suzanne Rotondo
Redshift Leadership
Tiana Day
Youth Advocates For Change
Tiffany Fantasia
Board member
Miss Miami Beach Pride
Todd Ringler
Edelman
Hector Mujica
Head of Economic Opportunity
Americas Google.org
Jennifer Humke
Senior Program Officer Journalism & Media
MacArthur Foundation
Lina Renzina
North American Lead, Lifestyle & Education Publisher Partnerships
TikTok
Michelle Genece Patterson
Senior Producer
CNN Heroes, CNN
Nicole Starr
SVP, Content Representation and Impact
Participant Media
Sahar Driver
Co-Director
Color Congress
Shaniqua Mcclendon
Vice President of Politics
Crooked Media
Sonya Lockett
Founder & Chief Impact Officer
The Next Slate
Suzanne Kianpour
Creator & Host
BBC’s “Women Building Peace”

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