Which “seasoned” advocate would you nominate? The Purpose Prize.

Nominations are again being sought for the Purpose Prize–a $100,000 award for baby boomers and beyond who have rocked their world by being social innovators, using their experience and talents to benefit others.   Who is eligible?  People over 60.  (For you young-uns, that’s people who remember with clarity where they were the day President Kennedy was shot).

Check the skyscraper link at left or this link for the nomination form.    

This will be the third year that the annual award will be presented by Civic Ventures, a think tank/idea incubator dedicated to the proposition that the second half of one’s life can be well-used to advance society’s greater good.   Five awards of $100,000 each will be given, plus ten $10,000 awards.  The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2008.  

According to Civic Ventures, nearly 8,000 baby boomers turn 60 every day.  That’s a lot of experience and potential passion for social entrepreneurship.  The winners from last year’s contest represent a full gamut of projects: fighting for water rights in the community, keeping siblings from being separated in foster care and helping students achieve through art.   

Watch a video interview of Gordon Johnson, one of last year’s winners.  (If this doesn’t affect you, I don’t know what would).

So, I want to know,

Who would you nominate?