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Implementing Applications

2020 Elevate Prize

We are looking for leaders, innovators, activists, and risk-takers who are impacting their community every day! Does your work have the potential to elevate humanity and inspire others to act as engines for social good?

Submissions are Closed


Chef José Andrés

Founder, World Central Kitchen

Rashida Bumbray

Director, Culture and Art, Open Society Foundations

Lee Cockerell

Executive Vice President (Retired), Walt Disney World® Resort

Patrick Connor

Founder, Sharmada Foundation

Dr. Lisa Genova

Neuroscientist & Author

Njideka Harry

Founder, Youth for Technology Foundation

Steve Hollingworth

President, Grameen Foundation

Yang Lan

Chairperson, Sun Media Group

Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist, Curator of the MIT Solve Arts and Culture Mentorship Prize

Dr. Peter Materu

Chief Program Officer, Mastercard Foundation

Sanjiv Mirchandani

Head of the Client Relationship Group, Fidelity Institutional

Prof Kristy Muir

CEO, Centre for Social Impact


The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

Director, Center for Ethics, MIT

Maureen Reidy

President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media

Sheila Roche

Brand and Creative Consultant, (RED); Co-Founder, Hive

María Elena Salinas

Independent Journalist; News Contributor, CBS

Pape Samb

Global Vice President, Ashoka; Executive Director, Ashoka Africa

Wingee Sampaio

Program Director, Cartier Women’s Initiative

Topher Wilkins

CEO, Opportunity Collaboration; Co-Founder

Wendy Woods

Vice Chairman, Social Impact, Boston Consulting Group

Teresa C. Younger

President & CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

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