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The good that people do must not die with them, nor should it languish unnoticed – it is too precious a commodity.  – Bart Jackson

Prometheus Social Enterprise Awards 2020

Call for Nominations

The Prometheus Social Enterprise Awards recognize those exceptional individuals who by their personal example and their inventive enterprises enrich the human community and shed light into our world. The Awards are sponsored by Prometheus Publishing in coordination with the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Do you know an unsung, modern-day Prometheus who is putting his or her creative sweat and energy behind a beneficial undertaking and deserves to be held up to light?

* The modern day Promethean is, above all, a contributor. He responds to human need with compassionate action.  She envisions improvement and, with an entrepreneurial spirit, initiates an enterprise that brings it about.

* The enterprise founded by the candidate may be non-profit or for-profit; it need not be registered or officially recognized by any government authority, but it must actively strive to better society and planet.

* Candidates may come from all corners of the globe. Preference is given to “unsung” candidates whose efforts are not frequently in the public eye.

* There is not one winner, nor set number of honorees.  The judges panel select those who are best aligned with our mission.
Nominations are open from March 1 to June 30, 2020. Honorees will present their Torchbearer Talk and receive their Awards in September, 2020.  (Exact day TBA.)

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Torch Bearer Talks Sept. 19th 2019

Prometheus Social Entreprise Awardees’ Acceptance Speeches

” Too much of the world is focused on taking advantage of those who don’t have a voice…What does work is interness – We are all in this together…If we are to move forward, I challenge each of you to find someone with whom you disagree and talk with them – find out their their influences and I gaurantee you amazing things will happen.” 

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Dale Caldwell, Executive Director of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Dale’s speech can be heard at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq712bekviI&list=PLQg8BGb_hgjSyNqIHlOPvq8IKomxWPz2S&index=7

“My faith tells me that all human beings are created in the image of God and I need to live this out every day.  So I need to be concerned when my neighbors don’t have clean water or education.  And, while I cannot travel the world, I have the ability to help right where I live,”

Jacque Howard, host of Trenton365 radio show

Jacque’s Speech can be heard at: https://youtu.be/iPKdeULWjPs


Disasters take away not just our property.  We are impacted emotionally and physically and we loose our sense of control.  The best way to heal is to volunteer…On September 11 (2001), I was heartbroken…and I realized we needed to help empower these healing individuals…”

“I am honored to be among the company of such passionate and driven humanitarians…”

          Lisa Orloff, Founder, World Cares Center

Lisa’s speech can be heard at:  https://youtu.be/JdVwKeeOauM

Our mission is to amplify the power of technology to save lives and promote social good…We work with courageous peace builders…defending human rights, fighting food and water insecurity, gender inequality – and we get to use technology as a force multiplier.”

“There is a peace tech industry taking root (in the world) that none of us ever envisioned when we first coined the term.”

Sheldon Himelfarb, Founder of the PeaceTech Lab

Sheldon’s Speech can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVw_pXmbzog

 “There are more peace makers, more mediators, and more people working for peace than ever in our human history…”

“…We are at the point of history where we cannot take sides, the price is simply too high.”

 Mel Duncan, Founder of The Nonviolent Peace Force

Mel’s Speech can be heard at https://youtu.be/sNQmfRwOA50

“The U.N. has 17 sustainable goals based on compassion, and they are asking mankind to up its game. There used to be more than a trillion trees in our world that have been cut down. Can we replant a trillion trees? We have to have the highest goal – we may not make it but we’ve got to aim at it.”

                 Alfred Berkeley, Founder, United Nations Sustainable Goals Equity Fund 

                         Al’s speech can be heard at https://youtu.be/wWTvunwk-XE


“The first wealth is health, of the whole person…I don’t think of myself as a business entrepreneur, I just followed what came into my heart and found a way to give back..I felt my helping these girls who were victoms of human trafficking was my calling, and that is what led to my starting 321 Empower”

 Ramona Braganza, Founder of 321 Empower Charity

  Ramona’s acceptance speech can be heard at znCbOsfDJghm(RXb

The full awards ceremony can be viewed at:  https://youtu.be/ZFmvAkNktPM


Mel Duncan, Founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce which places unarmed peacekeepers in war zones to halt the rape and pillage of civilians. Tales of incredible courage. Visit www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org

Lisa Orloff, Founder of World Cares Center  (launched after 9/11)  which gathers volunteers to help bring supplies and rebuild after disaster strikes worldwide. Trains volunteers via Disaster Volunteerism Academy & maintains the Ready Responders network.  Visit www.worldcares.org

Alfred Berkeley, Former CEO of NASDAQ, Director of World Economic Forum – USA, Founder of the Luxembourg-based United Nations Sustainability Fund.  Uniting Global 500 firms aligned with U.N. 17 Sustainability Points, Mr. Berkeley leverages international investors toward social improvement.  Visit www.princap.com

Jacque Howard, Radio host and social entrepreneur dedicated to the restoration of the city of Trenton through enhancement of local artists, and a series of enterprises ranging from city-wide library boxes to local park and garden restorations.Visit www.trenton365.com

Ramona Braganza, Celebrity fitness trainer and founder of 321Empower, which rescues victims of human trafficking and trains them for work as fitness instructors.  Visit www.ramonabraganza.com

Sheldon Himelfarb, Founding President/CEO of the PeaceTech Lab, an independent organization spun out from the U.S. Institute of Peace. Employing tech, media, data, and human creativity, this amazing team puts innovative tools in the hands of courageous people working to prevent violent conflict and build peace in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Visit www.Peacetechlab.org.

Rob Woods, Founder of Ethical Adventures, Darwin Australia, which leverages the intimate-group tour experience to engender environmental and cross-cultural discussions & studies.  Additionally, Woods has united regional tour firms into an environmental advocacy confederation. Visit www.ethicaladventures.com.au

William Golden, Former MA senator, Golden has launched and heads the National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure, a North American initiative to bring about climate change awareness and prevent future super-storm damages.  Visit www.nichiusa.org

The Prometheus Awards are created by Prometheus Publishing’s CEO Bart Jackson, and his hard-working team in hopes of holding to light new role models for the entrepreneur and celebrate the contributing energies of the human spirit. We welcome aid from all those aligned with this mission.  To add your support or learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities call: 609-529-1927.

Prometheus was the Greek Titan who defied the gods and brought to humankind the gift of fire.  From that light onward, there was no going back. 









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