November 13

DRI President Laurie Ahern wins Encore.org Purpose Prize

DRI President Laurie Ahern is the winner of the $100,000 Encore Purpose Prize in recognition of her pioneering work to protect the human rights of children with disabilities detained in institutions. Laurie has been with DRI for over a decade, and has served as DRI’s President since 2009.

Each year, Encore.org awards the Purpose Prize to six outstanding individuals who are using their encore years Рthe time of traditional retirement Рto undertake significant social impact projects.

Watch Encore.org’s video about Laurie and DRI’s work, below.

Read coverage of the Purpose Prize on the Washington Post.