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Friday, January 29, 2016


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Sarah Vanunu, University of the People inform,  "We are very proud to share with you the exciting news that University of the People President Shai Reshef has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco." 

President Shai Reshef receives the 2016 Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco highlighted that “Mr Reshef founded the University of the People with the strong conviction that higher education creates new life opportunities to many students, families and communities”. 

The Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy is a global initiative developed by Prince Albert II of Monaco to promote inspiring and innovative initiatives in the field of strategic philanthropy. The award ceremony took place earlier this week in Monaco at a special gathering of leading philanthropists from around the world. 
See here for the full press release

I trust that you will join me in congratulating President Reshef, whose commitment to University of the People, education, and philanthropy have heightened the university’s brand, impact, and outcomes around the globe. University of the People has provided hope for thousands of students around the world and continues to be an open door to thousands more. We are very proud of this well-deserved recognition for the university’s modest achievements and future goals.

To repeat what President Reshef said in his acceptance speech, "I am greatly humbled to receive this award. I am sure that this prize will not only further spread the news about UoPeople, but will also help the university to raise more scholarship funds for students in need around the world." 

Source: University of the People

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