Piper Trust Encore Career Prize: Russ Perlich
ABOUT RUSS PERLICH
Russ Perlich, winner of the 2015 Piper Trust Encore Career Prize, is the founder of Act One, a nonprofit that creatively addresses inequity in public schools. Perlich and his wife Linda (known as “Mac”) established Act One in 2011, after 35 years leading Arizona-based engineering firm Quadna, in order to address “not only the quality of education, but the equality of education.” Perlich has dedicated his encore career to ensuring underserved students receive arts education and exposure to the performing arts.
Director: Kate Stilley-Steiner
Cinematographer: Wynn Padula
Editor: Katie Chipperfield
ABOUT THE ENCORE CAREER PRIZE
The Piper Trust Encore Career Prize for an Exceptional Individual recognizes an older adult/encore career role model, age 50+, who is leading a significant social purpose endeavor. The Piper Trust Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations: for nonprofits and public agencies that use the experience and talents of older adults in significant ways.