The Opus Prize
“This is a great opportunity for Seattle University, the Opus Prize Foundation and the greater Seattle community to honor faith-based humanitarian work around the world and highlight our mission at the university of educating leaders for a just and humane world,” said Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg, S.J. “We are proud to showcase great humanitarians and to provide our students and the city of Seattle an incredible educational opportunity to meet these inspiring individuals.”
Currently in its fifth year, the Opus Prize is a $1 million faith-based humanitarian award and two $100,000 awards given annually to recognize unsung heroes working on the front lines of today's most persistent social problems. Opus Prize winners combine a driving entrepreneurial spirit with an abiding faith to combat social problems, including poverty, illiteracy, hunger, disease and injustice. The monetary awards are granted to organizations in honor of the Opus Prize winner.
“This is a great opportunity for Seattle University, the Opus Prize Foundation and the greater Seattle community to honor faith-based humanitarian work around the world and highlight our mission at the university of educating leaders for a just and humane world.”
Established to honor the innovative humanitarian work of those dedicated to helping transform the lives of people facing a future with little or no hope, the Opus Prize recognizes and supports the winners' extraordinary life commitment to life-changing work. Beyond supporting the humanitarian efforts, the Opus Prize aims to inspire people to pursue service to others.
The Opus Prize Foundation, a private, independent philanthropy awards the prize in partnership with a university or college. Winners are selected anonymously and the Opus Prize Foundation does not accept unsolicited nominations.
Conceived in the 1990s as a tangible way to support people who are committed to transforming the lives of others and inspire the next generation of humanitarian social entrepreneurs, the Opus Prize Foundation was incorporated and awarded its first Opus Prize in 2004. For more information, visit www.opusprize.org.
The 2008 winner will be announced at a public ceremony hosted by Seattle University on November 18, 2008 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington.
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