Announcing The Winners Of The 2022 John P. McNulty Prize
Together with the McNulty Foundation, we're excited to announce the Winners of the 2022 John P. McNulty Prize, three individuals who have leveraged their expertise, experience, and networks to build and lead transformative social impact ventures.
Their transformative social ventures are striving to end malnutrition worldwide, sparking a movement of guaranteed income programs in the US, and harnessing renewable technology to bring clean drinking water to communities, even in the most remote locations.
The 2022 Winners are SOURCE Global, Dr. Cody Friesen, Henry Crown Fellow; Magnolia Mother’s Trust, led by Dr. Aisha Nyandoro, ASCEND Fellow; and Edesia led by Navyn Salem, Henry Crown Fellow.
"The McNulty Prize elevates global leaders who have answered the call to respond to the injustices of our time,” said McNulty Foundation president Anne Welsh McNulty. “Each of these breakthrough solutions represent a powerful model to ensure the essential elements of a life with dignity: food, water, and basic funds."
The announcement will be celebrated at the Resnick Aspen Action Forum. Sign-up to watch the Laureates pitch their bold ideas at 5:30pm MT on July 27.
Please join us in congratulating to the 2022 McNulty Prize Winners! Learn more on each of these organizations below.
Edesia, founded by Navyn Salem | Striving to End Global Malnutrition
Navyn Salem (Henry Crown Fellow) founded Edesia after witnessing the fatal effects of childhood malnutrition in her father’s homeland of Tanzania. To date, Edesia’s specialized therapeutic foods have treated 17 million malnourished children in 60 countries. Their foods are distributed in partnership with USAID, the World Food Programme, UNICEF and local nonprofits to children at the frontlines of war, natural disasters, and other emergencies. They are doubling their production capacity to address the growing disruptions caused by the conflict in Ukraine, climate change, and other crises.
“We do not have time to think, we need to act at this very moment to end malnutrition.” - Navyn Salem
Magnolia Mothers Trust, founded by Dr. Aisha Nyandoro | Sparking a Movement for Guarenteed Income
Dr. Aisha Nyandoro (ASCEND Fellow) launched the cash transfer program Magnolia Mother’s Trust to break the cycle of poverty in Jackson, Mississippi. Magnolia Mother’s Trust replaces an adversarial system of welfare with one that trusts mothers to do what is best for their families. The program gives Black mothers in federally subsidized housing $1,000 a month for a total of one year, with no strings attached—and a college savings account for their children. The model has inspired over 100 similar programs around the country, and its evidence has shaped practical and popular policies like the US Child Tax Credit.
“When we invest in our most vulnerable, that is when society flourishes.” - Dr. Aisha Nyandoro
SOURCE Global, founded by Dr. Cody Friesen | Making Drinking Water Renewable for Communities
Materials scientist Dr. Cody Friesen (Henry Crown Fellow) founded SOURCE Global, whose innovative hydropanels use the sun to transform water vapor in the air into high-quality drinking water, even in remote, low-humidity locations. A public benefit corporation, SOURCE has brought clean drinking water to over 450 projects in 50 countries, focusing on Indigenous communities and others that have been historically neglected. In 2021 alone, SOURCE water offset over 3.6 million plastic water bottles.
“Through technology, communities around the world can regain ownership over water access and security.” - Dr. Cody Friesen
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