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These Purpose Prize winners — a handful of the extraordinary individuals awarded the Purpose Prize between 2006 and 2015 — remind us that there are no age limits to leaving your mark.


Ysabel Duron

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“All of the challenges kept preparing me to stand up for something.”

Ysabel Duron, Latinas Contra Cancer, 2013 winner

Jamal Joseph

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"It was in my 50s that I realized this was my calling.”

Jamal Joseph, IMPACT Repertory Theater, 2015 winner

Pamela Cantor

Courtesy Talking Eyes Media

“Everything I have done in life has led to this.”

Pamela Cantor, M.D, Turnaround for Children, Inc., 2014 winner


Susan Burton

Courtesy Talking Eyes Media

“I figured if I could help other women receive what I had received, then it would make a difference.”

Susan Burton, A New Way of Life Reentry Project, 2012 winner


Charles Fletcher

Courtesy Talking Eyes Media

“No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to find your purpose.”

Charles Fletcher, SpiritHorse International, 2014 winner


Mauricio Miller

Courtesy Talking Eyes Media

"I realized if I wouldn’t send my family through my own system, why would I put any other families through it?”

Mauricio Lim Miller, Family Independence Initiative, 2014 Purpose Prize winner