Category: 2015

Gonder, Ted

Social Entrepreneur Honoree - moneythink.org

On the eve of the 2009 financial collapse, Ted Gonder and fellow students in the Blue Chip Investment Club at the University of Chicago were ruefully examining the existing data about our nation’s financial literacy: one third of adults don’t pay their bills on time; roughly half have no personal safety net. The numbers also
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Dawson, Eric

Social Entrepreneur Honoree - peacefirst.org

John Lennon was not alone. Eric Dawson is another dreamer—one who has made it his life’s mission to, in his words, “unleash peace.” A childhood experience with violence as well as his parents’ work with high-risk youth in his home of Columbus, Ohio, both informed his life’s direction. In high school, he created what would
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Broome, Rose

Honoree Social Entrepreneur - HandUp.org

She’d sidestepped hundreds of men and women living on the streets of San Francisco before, but something about the woman shivering in the cold California night gave Rose Broome pause. A thought flickered in her consciousness. What if helping this woman, and the thousands like her, wasn’t just beyond her grasp, but firmly planted in
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