2012 Purpose Prize Winners
Meet the grantees:
Bhagwati (B.P.) Agrawal
Agrawal brings safe drinking water to six villages in India, home to 10,000 people. He’s doing it by collecting rain.
Burton, a former drug addict, was in and out of jail for 20 years. Now she helps formerly incarcerated women in Los Angeles stay out of jail.
Cox, a pro bono lawyer in Maine who exposed massive fraud among mortgage lenders, teaches other lawyers how to protect homeowners from unfair lending practices.
Cockerton, winner of this year’s Purpose Prize for Intergenerational Innovation, sponsored by AARP, creates innovative ways people can help foster kids in Massachusetts – including serving as “honorary grandparents.”
Decker is taking her know-how as a financial planner to help low-income families in Houston earn more and to prepare teens for the financial rigors of adulthood.