The Endeavor model of creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem that generates jobs and encourages social change is embedded in Claremont McKenna College’s DNA.

“As the host of the Kravis Prize, as the hub of emerging Kravis Prize network of leaders in global social innovation, and as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, we are thrilled to welcome Endeavor to the Claremont McKenna College family,” said CMC President Hiram Chodosh. “We are extremely grateful to Henry and Marie-Josée for the opportunity to support the Kravis Prize winners in this vitally important global social innovation movement, and Endeavor is an inspiring exemplar for our leading CMC social innovators.”

Tune in to the video of the 10th Anniversary of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership to hear from Henry Kravis, Marie Josée Kravis, and Linda Rottenberg, President and CEO of Endeavor, among others.

In recognition for its revolutionary work to foster economic growth in countries around the world by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating high-impact entrepreneurs, Endeavor has been named the recipient of the 10th Annual Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership.

Endeavor received the Kravis Prize and $250,000 award on April 23, 2015 at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) as part of a special celebration of the Prize’s 10th Anniversary and of the 20th Anniversary of the College’s Kravis Leadership Institute.

Since 2006, the Kravis Prize has impacted the nonprofit sector by lauding exceptional performances and sharing recipients’ best practices with others. Special events will be held throughout the day. Media is welcomed to cover the events.


The mission of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership is to identify extraordinary leaders in the nonprofit sector, celebrate their accomplishments, and share their best practices with others. Each year, a rigorous due diligence and selection process chooses a recipient that demonstrates bold, visionary leadership and deep, far-reaching impact. To date, recipients of the Prize have impacted more than 700 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.