Mar 18, 2019
Two Weeks Left to Submit Nominations for 2019 AARP® Purpose Prize® Award; Deadline is March 31
Up to Five $60K Winners; Focus is on People Age 50+ Whose Work Solves Social Problems, Improves Communities, Gives Back
AARP Purpose Prize winners come from all walks of life — they’re your co-workers, neighbors, teachers, former colleagues, and friends.

WASHINGTON -- Are you, or do you know someone age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives? If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize award. Up to five winners will each receive $60,000.

The AARP Purpose Prize award nomination process is fast, easy and open to anyone 50 and older– AARP membership not required. All nominations are due March 31, 2019.

In addition to the up to five winners, AARP Purpose Prize Fellows will also be selected and receive $5,000. AARP Purpose Prize Winners and Fellows will be announced this coming fall.

Additional benefits from winning the AARP Purpose Prize award include:

  • Membership in a growing AARP Purpose Prize peer cohort
  • Participation in pitch sessions to potential funders
  • 12-month access to targeted technical assistance based on identified needs
  • Pro bono legal assistance

Click here to submit a nomination.

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

AARP Purpose Prize winners come from all walks of life — they’re your co-workers, neighbors, teachers, former colleagues, and friends. Although organizations can range in size from the very local to national or even international in scope, AARP Purpose Prize winners go beyond individual volunteering to take on a specific social problem in a sustained, systematic, and measurable way. Included within the AARP Purpose Prize award is the Andrus Prize for Intergenerational Excellence which recognizes work that brings multiple generations together for a better community.

“AARP recognizes the tremendous, community-focused work of extraordinary individuals age 50-plus,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “The AARP Purpose Prize is all about a new story of aging — focusing on experience and innovation and the idea that our aging population is an untapped resource full of possibilities."

For more information about the AARP Purpose Prize award, including the nomination and application process, and prize eligibility, odds, disclosures, and official rules, please visit here.

­­About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

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