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Endeavor Awarded 2015 Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership

The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership was established in 2006, to create a process to choose a worthy annual recipient. The organization looks to reward and praise worthy institutions that impact and inspire communities around the world. Endeavor’s mission statement is to help High-Impact Entrepreneurs unleash their potential by providing an unrivaled network of seasoned business leaders who look to provide the key assistance to make a business model work.

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Endeavor has supported charitable initiatives such as those organized by Sugianto Tandio, who looked to solve the waste and pollution problems that Indonesia faces. With the help from Endeavor, Tandio was able to turn his company, Tirta Marta, into a next generation eco-friendly company using Indonesia’s natural resources. Endeavor will receive the Kravis Prize and $250,000 later this month at the Claremont McKenna College as part of it’s 10th Anniversary of the prize, and of the 20th Anniversary of the College’s Kravis Leadership Institute.

“Endeavor exemplifies the Prize’s philosophy about entrepreneurship, social good, and venture philanthropy. Endeavor’s leadership has had a profound impact on everyday people,” said Marie-Josée Kravis, an economist who is chair of the Kravis Prize Selection Committee. “We are grateful for its remarkable work to change lives all over the world, creating invaluable jobs and resources.”

Said alumnus and trustee of the College, Henry R. Kravis, “Endeavor is a perfect example of a nonprofit that has significant influence on the ground and great success creating a sustainable ecosystem for future impact.” Kravis, who is also a co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P, continued to praise the 2015 winner, “We applaud Endeavor’s impressive accomplishments developing high-impact companies and entrepreneurs, and work to transform the economic landscapes of underdeveloped countries.”

Claremont McKenna College has had such previous winners as Helen Keller International and Mothers2Mothers, with all the recipients having been found be representative of the kind of organization that both Henry Kravis and Claremont McKenna are proud to recognize.

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Young Philanthropy in New York

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It seems like younger generations are getting more generous every year. Famous or not, rich or poor, young Americans are lending their time, money, and effort to a variety of philanthropic ventures. In New York City, the same is true, and this year the popular New York Observer will be honoring twenty philanthropists under 40 at a gala designed to raise philanthropic awareness.

The event, called “Young Philanthropy,” will honor a number of well-known names and faces in the NYC philanthropy scene. Let’s take a look at a few of the well-to-do winners:

Chelsea Clinton: The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Senator Hilary Clinton, nearly all of Chelsea’s life has been lived under the spotlight—and unlike so many of the young and famous, her image is pristine. Her charity work includes support for the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Walkabout Foundation.

Amanda Hearst: As heiress to her father’s media conglomerate, the Hearst Corporation, Amanda has a lot to live up to. She is a socialite, activist, model, and most recently is the associate market editor for Marie Claire. Amanda also founded Friends of Finn, which is a charity that fights inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills, and is an active member of Riverkeeper, an environmental nonprofit organization.

Alejandro Santo Domingo: Like Hearst (whom he coincidentally dated for several years), Alejandro is an heir. He and his two brothers, Andres Santo Domingo and Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr., are heirs the majority stake in SABMiller, a South American beer company. While his career revolves around managing the conglomerate, he is also a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees; is on the board for the international nonprofit group, Endeavor; is on the Latin American Conservation Council for The Nature Conservancy; and is on the Board of Directors for DKMS Americas.

Other honorees of the night include Lauren Bush, Jesse Cole, Alexis Feldman, Michelle Harper, Lydia Hearst, Eric Trump, and many more.