2009 Purpose Prize Winners
Meet the grantees:
Broder, a psychiatrist, created The Soldiers Project to support free, confidential, unlimited therapy to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan – and their families.
Coyhis developed Wellbriety, a substance abuse recovery program that taps the power of Native American culture, tradition, and community to help heal his people.
Liu found a way to transform fly ash – a toxic byproduct of burning coal – into bricks that look and function like the ones made of clay. “Green” bricks are now in production in 11 countries.
Elizabeth & Stephen Alderman
The Aldermans honor their son, killed on 9/11, by bringing mental health treatment to more than 100,000 trauma victims in nine countries around the world.
Will brought broadband to his Appalachian community, then linked local farmers and chefs through an online ordering system, lifting the areas economy.
Adelman advocates for affordable, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-friendly senior housing and trains service providers to better support LGBT elderly.
Memories of caring for her ill grandfather as a child drove Connie to support other youth caregivers taking on adult responsibilities.
Formerly homeless and addicted to drugs, James is now fulfilling a promise to help others stay off the streets.
Inspired by her own tough childhood and one teacher’s kind words, Ann helps high school dropouts get diplomas – and marketable jobs skills to turn their lives around.
Campbell created and runs Friends of the Children to provide at-risk kids a caring adult in their lives from age 5 or 6 until they approach adulthood themselves.