The Charles Bronfman Prize Names Rebecca Heller as 2015 Recipient
The Charles Bronfman Prize today announced that Rebecca (Becca) Heller is the 2015 award recipient for her visionary work creating and enforcing a system of legal and human rights on behalf of refugees who are at risk. As the Director and Co-founder of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center, Heller, 33, merges her legal background and her advocacy work with her humanitarian commitment, impacting hundreds of thousands across the globe. The Charles Bronfman Prize – and an accompanying $100,000 award – is presented annually to an innovative and dynamic humanitarian under the age of 50 whose work is informed by Jewish values and has global impact that changes lives and inspires future generations. The Prize will be presented to Heller by the Bronfman family in the fall of 2015.