The Catholic University of America

Nov. 5, 2007

Media Advisory


Press Conference: $1 Million Opus Prize Winner to Be Announced


10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8


SOME (So Others Might Eat)
Dining Room for the Homeless
71 O St., NW
Washington, D.C.


The Opus Prize Foundation, in partnership with The Catholic University of America, will announce the winner of the 2007 $1 million faith-based humanitarian Opus Prize at a press conference at SOME, an interfaith charity serving the poor and homeless in the nation's capital. A dinner and awards ceremony will follow at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at CUA's Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

The $1 million award will honor an unsung humanitarian hero - an individual or organization - whose driving entrepreneurial spirit and abiding faith are aimed at solving persistent, large-scale social problems. The other two finalists will each receive awards of $100,000. The finalists for the fourth annual Opus Prize are Rev. John Adams, president of SOME (So Others Might Eat), Washington, D.C.; Brother Constant Goetschalckx, F.C., founder and director of AHADI International Institute, Tanzania; and the Homeless People's Federation Philippines, represented by Rev. Norberto Carcellar, C.M., executive director. For more information, visit


Photos of the three finalists are available on request.


The Opus Prize Foundation and
The Catholic University of America


To cover the press conference or the dinner and awards ceremony contact Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, at 202-319-5600 or Carolyn Parsons, The Opus Prize Foundation, at 952-346-6318 (office) or 651-208-9931 (mobile).