December 2008

Giving + Learning Director Receives Purpose Prize


Fargo, ND

Michele McRae, director of the Giving + Learning Program based at Riverview Place, Fargo, ND, received a 2008 Purpose Prize from Civic Ventures, a national think tank on baby boomers, work and social purpose. The Purpose Prize recognizes people over age 60 who are taking on society’s biggest challenges. McRae will receive $100,000 for her work with Giving + Learning, which links new Americans and immigrants with volunteer mentors who help them become a part of American life. The Purpose Prize is part of the Encore Careers campaign, which aims to engage millions of baby boomers in “encore” careers that combine social impact, personal meaning and income for the second half of life. Back