AARP Announces 2019-2020 Purpose Prize Winners; Five $60k Awards Will Be Presented

Today AARP announced its 2019-2020 AARP Purpose Prize award recipients. The AARP Purpose Prize is the only national award that celebrates people 50-plus who are using their life experience to create social change. Each of five winners will receive a $60,000 award. Additionally, AARP announced nine AARP Purpose Prize fellows, who will be also honored at the Washington, D.C. gala for the mission-focused work of the organizations they each lead. Each fellow will receive a $5,000 award to further the mission of their organization.

The AARP Purpose Prize award gala will be held in Washington, D.C. on November 12, 2019, and emceed by journalist and CBS contributor María Elena Salinas and commentator David Brooks, author of the bestselling The Second Mountain.

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