Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership
The Kravis Prize identifies extraordinary leaders in the nonprofit sector, celebrates their accomplishments, and shares their best practices with others.
Established in 2006, the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership conducts a rigorous due diligence and selection process to choose an annual recipient. A formal Award Ceremony celebrates the recipient’s accomplishments and $250,000 is directed to a nonprofit organization designated by the recipient. The Prize aspires to impact the nonprofit sector overall by lauding strong performance and sharing recipients’ best practices with others.
The Prize is presented and administered by Claremont McKenna College (CMC) and Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis. Mrs. Kravis, an economist, is a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute; Mr. Kravis, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., is an alumnus and trustee of Claremont McKenna College. The Prize is affiliated with The Kravis Leadership Institute, one of CMC’s ten distinguished research institutes.
There were two recipients of the Kravis Prize in 2012. On the left, mothers2mothers is an HIV/AIDS care and prevention group that works in sub-Saharan Africa. They work to increase awareness among mothers carrying the disease, and provide care and support so that they do not pass it on to their children.
And Soraya Salti, who seeks to help youth in Amman and the surrounding region to gain the necessary self-confidence, financial literacy, and other life skills so they can better themselves and the rest of the Middle East.