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April 3, 2017

Echoing Green Fellows Receive 2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

This week, nearly 1,000 social entrepreneurs, supporters, and industry leaders will gather in Oxford for the annual Skoll World Forum. Ahead of the forum, the Skoll Foundation announced the recipients of the 2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. We are thrilled that two Echoing Green Fellows will be honored: Elizabeth Hausler '04, founder of Build Change, and Raj Panjabi '11, an Echoing Green board member and founder of Last Mile Health, are two of the four influential leaders receiving $1.25 million to scale their work and increase their impact for their organizations. 

“This year’s Awardees are social entrepreneurs who deeply understand that human dignity depends on the security that comes from knowing fundamental needs are met: health, food, shelter, and safety.” —Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation

Watch Elizabeth and Raj receive their awards live on Wednesday, April 5 from 4:00-6:00PM (GMT+1). Get inspired by all of the 2017 Skoll Award recipients

Photo courtesy of Last Mile Health