MONTREAL —The Charles Bronfman Prize called for nominations last week for its 2012 award, an annual recognition of “bold and visionary” young humanitarians the world over whose endeavours are fuelled by Jewish values and “who serve to inspire generations to come.”
The prize celebrates the “vision and accomplishment” of an individual or team, under the age of 50, whose humanitarian work has had a significant impact on the world’s most pressing challenges.
Deadline for nominations is Jan. 13. Guidelines and forms can be found at www.TheCharlesBronfmanPrize.com. An internationally recognized panel of judges will select the 2012 prize recipient(s) and present the $100,000 award next fall.
The first Charles Bronfman Prize was bestowed in 2004 when Charles Bronfman’s children, Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Stephen Bronfman, along with their respective spouses, Andrew Hauptman and Claudine Blondin Bronfman, launched it to honour their father, his values, and his commitment to young people.
“The nomination criteria for The Charles Bronfman Prize are deeply inspired by the legacy of our father, who believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world,” they said in a statement. “His humanitarian instincts are expressed through a Jewish universalism we are proud to share.”