The McNulty Prize

A decade of galvanizing efforts to address the foremost social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

Answering "The Call"


Since 2008, the John P. McNulty Prize has celebrated the boldness and impact of individuals who are using their exceptional leadership abilities, entrepreneurial spirit and private sector talents to address the world’s toughest challenges.

The Prize is awarded in partnership with the Aspen Institute. The winner receives $100,000 to further his or her venture, and laureates each receive $25,000.  

Application & Eligibility

To apply for the McNulty Prize, you must be a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, with an active venture two years underway that is poised to continue for the foreseeable future.

Our Jurors

A distinguished international jury, including Secretary Madeleine Albright, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, international statesman Olara Otunnu and development expert Brizio Biondi-Morra, select the winner. Previous juries have included Mary Robinson, Bill Gates, Sr., and Sir Richard Branson.

The jury

Meet Our Laureates

Over 40 Laureates are working in more than 25 countries, using their entrepreneurialism and professional expertise to move the needle on seemingly intractable challenges in their communities.

The Laureates
The remarkable accomplishments of these individuals and their organizations are a call to action to private sector leaders to step up, and to bring their leadership abilities, business acumen and resources to tackle the world’s most difficult problems.

Anne Welsh McNulty

The McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund

This new fund will propel the next decade of innovation and impact with the McNulty Prize. Learn more to see how you can support.


The McNulty Prize was created in honor of John P. McNulty to recognize his leadership, his creativity, his energy and the spark he carried and ignited in others.