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Typically, information regarding the recipient and/or specifics of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership is announced in the spring; however, this year no information pertaining to the prize has been made public yet.

Established in 2006, the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership conducts a rigorous selection process to choose an annual recipient. The prize can be awarded to either a single person or a nonprofit. The recipient is then commended with a formal award ceremony and a $250,000 designation. This prize aspires to impact the nonprofit sector by lauding the recipient’s efforts and impact on the field. Some previous winners include Endeavor (2015) and Helen Keller International (2014).

Due to the lack of information on the developments regarding the 2016 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership, the Forum reached out to Max Benavidez, Associate VP of Public Affairs and Communications. He noted:

“After ten successful and extraordinary years of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership, Henry Kravis ’67, Marie-Josée Kravis, and Claremont McKenna College have jointly decided to take time to reflect and evaluate the impact of the Kravis Prize on both the Recipients and the College, with consideration to students in particular. The reflection and planning has generated many exciting ideas. The Kravis Prize Council, [which includes] several student representatives, [is] working on final plans to leverage what has been achieved by the Kravis Prize to enhance CMC’s role and commitment to social innovation and leadership in the nonprofit sector. These plans will emphasize curricular and co-curricular student opportunities. We anticipate announcing these enrichments to the CMC community by the end of the academic year and implementing them in the 2016 fall semester.”

The committee appears to be keeping all the information regarding the possible options, details, and logistics under wraps until the plans are finalized and ready to be implemented. Mr. Benavidez went on to state that he would offer the Forum an exclusive interview regarding the Kravis Prize once the details and logistics are finalized.

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