Tuesday, September 29, 2015
J.M. Kaplan Fund Names Innovation Prize Finalists
The selection process began nine months ago with the submission of 1,138 applications from 45 of 50 U.S. states.
The awardees of the Prize, constituting up to ten finalists, will be publicly announced in November.
Ruth Abram, Behold! New Lebanon, New York
Yasmine Arrington, ScholarCHIPS for Children of Incarcerated Parents, Washington, D.C.
Christopher Brown, Growing Veterans' Peer Mentoring Program, Washington
Gina Clayton, Essie Justice Group, California
Brandon Dennison, Reclaim Appalachia, West Virginia
Emilie Evans, Amy Elliot Bragg, and Victoria Olivier, Brick + Beam Detroit, Michigan
Anita Jackson, Reclaiming the Physician Assistant Profession for Veteran Medics, North Carolina
Alan Lovewell, Bay2Tray, California
Michelle Miller and Jess Kutch, Coworker.org, Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, Land Art Generator Initiative, Pennsylvania
John Pujol, SimpleWater, Inc., California
Jon Schull, Enabling the Future: 3D Printed, Crowdsourced Prosthetics and Beyond, New York
Stephanie Spiers and Stephan Moilanen, Solstice: Solar for All, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Vartkessian, Advancing Real Change, Inc., Maryland
Stephan Wolfert, DE-CRUIT, New York