November 13

DRI President Laurie Ahern wins 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, awards the Purpose Prize to six outstanding individuals who are using their encore years – the time of traditional retirement – to undertake significant social impact projects.

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

Read coverage of the Purpose Prize on the Washington Post.