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Champions for faith-filled change.


The Opus Prize recognizes unsung heroes who are conquering the world's most persistent social problems.

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Champions for faith-filled change.


The Opus Prize recognizes unsung heroes who are conquering the world's most persistent social problems.

The Opus Prize is an annual faith-based humanitarian award, recognizing leaders and organizations that develop creative solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems. The Prize is awarded in partnership with Catholic universities, providing new opportunities to inspire the next generation of servant leaders. From improving education in Afghanistan to supporting the families of incarcerated women in New York City, Opus Prize laureates are motivated by remarkable faith to create new opportunities for transformation.

The Opus Prize is more than just an award. It's a promise to inspire students poised to impact the future. It's when faith takes root and innovation happens. It's an opportunity to champion change and be changed.

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TransformING LIVES


"The trip was transformational — I came away dedicated to using my education to empower others through economic development and social entrepreneurship."

Aaron Danowski, Gonzaga University student

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TransformING LIVES


"The trip was transformational — I came away dedicated to using my education to empower others through economic development and social entrepreneurship."

Aaron Danowski, Gonzaga University student

Laureates

Opus Prize recipients may not be household names, but don't be fooled by their relative anonymity. The Opus Prize laureates and finalists are beating daunting odds to bring about lasting social change in their communities and countries.

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Partners

The Opus Prize is awarded on Catholic university campuses, providing recipients an unparalleled opportunity to inspire the next generation of faith-based social entrepreneurs.

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News

Read recent Opus Prize updates including finalist details, event information and highlights from the inspiring work of our laureates.

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Making an impact


Read more about 2014 Opus Prize Laureate Sister Tesa Fitzgerald

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Making an impact


Read more about 2014 Opus Prize Laureate Sister Tesa Fitzgerald

Sr. Tesa Fitzgerald, a Sister of St. Joseph for 50 years, leads Hour Children in Long Island City, Queens, which helps incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families and build healthy, independent lives. Read more about her work with Hour Children.