Grinnell College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Grinnell Prize:
- Cristi Hegranes, founder of Global Press Institute (GPI). GPI empowers women by training and employing them as reporters and uses the resulting high-quality, locally produced journalism to address large-scale, structural social justice issues.
- Jacob Wood and William McNulty, co-founders of Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon aids veterans reintegrating into civilian life while providing rapid, effective disaster relief worldwide.
- Jane Chen and Linus Liang, co-founders of Embrace and Embrace Innovations. Embrace distributes an innovative, low-cost infant warmer to low-income communities worldwide, and is developing new healthcare products tailored for the developing world.
Three hundred nominees from 45 countries competed for this year's prize. Each winning entry received $100,000 — half going to the individual(s) and half to an organization the winner(s) designated for a total of $300,000 awarded this year in prize monies.
At the Grinnell Prize awards ceremony and symposium the week of Nov. 12, these winners will visit campus to share their experiences and perspectives through public lectures and meetings with students. Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and president of Ben & Jerry's Foundation, will deliver the keynote address.
See Grinnell Prize for more information about the winners and their organizations, the upcoming symposium, past winners, and the prize itself.
Nominations for the 2013 Grinnell Prize are being accepted through Nov. 5, 2012.