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The highlight of Magis is the moment we honor selected game-changers whose work has advanced the field of social entrepreneurship. Honorees can come from all walks of life: a philanthropist, investor, social entrepreneur, or student fellow. Their outstanding qualities are thought leadership, exemplary personal commitment, and status as a pioneer in the social enterprise movement. We're delighted to announce our inaugural Magis 2014 Honorees:

 


Sally 

Sally Osberg

For decades, Sally Osberg has been leading the charge for global social progress. The more she has engaged in this work, the greater her sense of urgency to address social challenges in a way that matches the complexity, scale, and interconnectedness of the issues themselves. Sally’s ambition has helped drive a collective approach at an unprecedented scale. With Skoll Foundation Founder and Chairman, Jeff Skoll, Sally has believed in and supported the Social Progress Imperative because of its great potential to steer the world in the right direction, in a way that enables leaders from all sectors to take responsibility in prioritizing and measuring what matters to all of us. Through her leadership at the Skoll Foundation, Sally has been partnering with and supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs working on some of the world’s most pressing problems. She is an author and a global thought leader, closely studying and writing about cross-sector strategies in global health, education, and access to opportunity that are actually working in the world. Sally has developed platforms to engage government, business, and civil society leaders to advance large-scale structural solutions to complex problems. She founded the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, the largest gathering of innovators around the world. As Advisor to The Elders and Founding Board Member of the Social Progress Imperative and Index, Sally has worked to drive an enabling environment for social change. Forming strategic partnerships with the UN, USAID, Sundance, TED, and Oxford, and building multi-sector networks and media channels, Sally has brought together funders, government and business leaders, academics, and other influencers to advance innovative entrepreneurial solutions to some of the thorniest global challenges. A global leader, a visionary, and a credible champion of social entrepreneurship as a critical lever for change, Sally’s hunger for global social change and her uplifting vision and magnetic moral compass has inspired many, across all sectors, regions, and perspectives.


Graham

Graham Macmillan

Graham Macmillan is both a pioneering social entrepreneur and a sector-builder. As Senior Director at VisionSpring, Graham helped build an award-winning social enterprise which ensures affordable access to eyeglasses, and has dramatically increased earning potential and quality of life for hundreds of thousands. VisionSpring's business innovations and overall effectiveness garnered them the Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship, the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year, and many other awards. Trained at the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) in 2006, Graham epitomizes the promise of social enterprise. Graham is now building the sector of economic development through his work at Citi Foundation and as an ANDE board member, and passing on his experience as a mentor for Unreasonable Institute. Graham is a member of the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and a Term Member on the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

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