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The Opus Prize Foundation is inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and creative solutions brought forth by the Opus Prize recipients.
If moved by their missions and compelled to further their work, donations can be directed to the specific organization of your choice.
Listed below are donor direct contacts for all Opus Prize recipients.

Opus Prize Winners/Finalists

2014 Opus Prize Winner/Finalists
Sr. Tesa Fitzgerald, CSJ, Executive Director
Hour Children
36-11 12th Street
Long Island City, NY 11106
Tel: 718-433-4724

Fr. Joseph H. Maier, C.S.S.R., Director
Mercy Centre Human Development Foundation
100/11 Kae-ha Klong Toey 4
Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: 662-671 5413

Gollapalli Israel, Executive Director
Janodayam Social Education Center
122, Sterling Road
Nungambakkam, Chennai, India - 500 034
Tel: 91 44-42317413

2013 Opus Prize Winner/Finalists
Sakena Yacoobi, Founding Director
Afghan Institute of Learning
c/o Creating Hope International
120 N. Military Street
Dearborn, MI 48124
PH: 313-278-5806

Sr. Carol Keehan, President & CEO
The Catholic Health Association of the United States
1875 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
PH: (202) 296-3993

Fahmina Institute
Jl. Suratno No 37
Jawa Barat
PH: +62 231-203789

2012 Opus Prize Winner/Finalists
Father Richard "Rick" Frechette, C.P., D.O.
St. Luke Foundation for Haiti
3999 Great Harvest Ct.
Dumfries, VA 22025
United States
Wynn Walent — Assistant National Director
Tel: 347-348-2587
Frank Krafft
Tel: 703-580-8850

Segundo Velasquez, Co-Founder and Board President
Mano a Mano International Partners
774 Sibley Memorial Highway
Mendota Heights, MN 55118-1707
United States
Tel: 651-457-3141
Email: or

Leonora Michelin Laboissière Mol
Ateliê de Idéias (AdI)
Rua Tenente Setúbal, 93
São Benedito, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Tel: +55-27-3327-7235

2011 Opus Prize Winner/Finalists
Lyn Lusi
HEAL Africa
Avenue des Ronds Points N 111
BP 319
Goma, Nord-Kivu DR Congo
Tel: 1-360-863-3380

Father Gregory Boyle, S.J.
Homeboy Industries
130 Bruno Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-1815
United States
Tel: 1-323-526-1254

Sister Rita Pessoa, R.S.H.M.
Associação dos Pequenos Produtores Rurais do Jacaré
Avenida João Nunes Dos Reis
3 Terreo Jacaré
Filadélfia, Bahia, Brazil
Tel: +55-74-3551-2381

2010 Opus Prize Finalists
Sr. Beatrice Chipeta
Lusubilo Orphan Care Project
P.O. Box 42, Karonga, Malawi, Central Africa
Tel:  011-265-136-2509

Rev. John Halligan, S.J.
Working Boys’ Center
Apartado Postal 17-01-3112
Quito, Ecuador, South America
Tel: (593 2) 249 34 59

2009 Opus Prize Winner/Finalists
Association Solidarité Féminine
Ms. Aïcha Ech Channa, Founder
Mrs. Hafida El Baz, Director
011 212 5 22 99-2415 or

Asociación Hogares Luz y Vida
Sister Valeriana García Martín
011 57 1 280-0868
011 57 1 565-9683

Obra social Nossa Senhora da Gloria
Fazenda da Esperança
Frei Hans Stapel ofm
Klaus Rautenberg
011 55 12 3128 8900

2008 Opus Prize Winner/Finalists
Maison Shalom
Ms. Marguerite Barankitse
011 257-7777-2052

Jubilee House Community Center
Mr. Michael Woodard

LAFTI (Land for Tillers Freedom
Krishnammal Jagannathan
Donations in the United States can be made to:
Contact:  Peggy Burns

Or Donations in India can be made to:

Bank:    Federal Bank
Address:  Thanjavur
Branch: Thanjavur
Swift Code:  FDRL – INBB – IBD
Account Name: Krishnammal Jagannathan
Account No: SB 5559

Or Donations in the United Kingdom can be made to:

Bank: Lloyds TSB
Address: 1 Silver Street
  Enfield EN1 3EE, UK
Sort Code: 30-99-86
Acct. Name: Omid International – LAFTI UK
Acct. No:  4612418

2007 Opus Prize Winner/Finalists
AHADI International Institute
For Donations from the United States of America please address all donations to:
Brothers of Charity
7720 Doe Lane
Philadelphia, Pa. 19038
ATTN: Brother Michael Lonsway

For Donations from Outside United States (via Caraes in Belgium) please address all donations to:
Stropstraat 119
9000 Gent
ATTN: “Brother Stan – Kigoma”

So Others Might Eat (SOME)
Linda Parisi
202-797-8806, Ext. 1013

Homeless People's Federation Philippines
C/OPhilippine Action for Community-Led Shelter Initiatives, Inc. (PACSII)
Rev. Norberto L. Carcellar

2006 Opus Prize Winner/Finalists
Pastoral da Criança
Dr. Zilda Arns Neumann

Office for Farmworker Ministry
Sister Ann Kendrick

Cristo Rey Network
Father John Foley

2005 Opus Prize Winner/Finalists
Reach Education Action Programme (REAP)
Rev. Trevor Miranda

Dr. Juliana Akinyi Otieno

Friends of the Orphans
Rev. William B. Wasson (deceased)
Kim Anderson

2004 Opus Prize Winner
Helping Hands for the Poor, Inc.
Monsignor Richard Albert

Opus Prize Foundation and University Partners

Opus Prize Foundation*
Don Neureuther
* Please note, to ensure the integrity of the Opus Prize selection process, the Opus Prize Foundation does not accept unsolicited nominations.

Gonzaga University – University Partner
Mary Joan Hahn