Call for Nominations: Young Humanitarians

The Charles Bronfman Prize has launched its 2009 award cycle, marking the start of this year’s international quest for extraordinary, young humanitarians. The Prize celebrates the vision and talent of an individual or team under 50 years of age, whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world.

The Prize awards the recipient(s) $100,000. Nominations will be accepted between September 1 and November 30, 2008.

Since its inception, the international panel of judges has reviewed hundreds of applications detailing a diverse range of humanitarian efforts including ground-breaking applications of medicine and science, education, human rights, conflict resolution, community development and compassionate care. The Prize strives to bring public recognition to dynamic individuals whose Jewish values, which the Prize considers to be universal values, infuse their humanitarian accomplishments and provide inspiration to the next generations.

Past Prize recipients — Jay Feinberg, Dr. Alon Tal, Dr. Amitai Ziv, and Rachel Andres — are next generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way, and who have created a mechanism within their chosen fields for acting on that vision in ways that deliver measurable results. They exhibit leadership, innovation, and impact and are the best indicator of the kinds of nominees we are seeking.

For more information on past recipients and for forms to nominate a deserving candidate, please visit, email, or call (212) 931-0127.

Past nominators have come from universities, scientific institutions, medical centers, community leaders, philanthropists, and the non-profit, private and public sectors. Will you be the next person to draw attention to the work of a young visionary?

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