The Catholic University of America

Nov. 5, 2007

Media Advisory

WHAT:

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

WHEN:

10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8

WHERE:




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

DETAILS:












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 www.opusprize.org.

NOTE:

Photos of the three finalists are available on request.

SPONSORS:


The Opus Prize Foundation and
The Catholic University of America

MEDIA:


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).


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