For KC’s young visionary leaders

Kansas City is a proud community full of committed leaders. See how the Pinnacle Prize aims to support young visionaries working to make life better for those who need it most.

Our Mission

Game-changing support for world-changing people.

This $100,000 prize comes with no conditions or caveats. It is simply a way to empower and support young leaders under 40 who are committed to making a consequential impact for our city and all the people who call it home.

Finding KC’s finest community leaders.

No applications are required for the Pinnacle Prize. Winners are selected by a board of trusted leaders with their fingers on the pulse of who and what is happening throughout the Kansas City community.

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Tara Raghuveer | 2021 Winner

Tara Raghuveer is the director and co-founder of KC Tenants, the citywide tenant union in Kansas City. KC Tenants is led by a multigenerational, multiracial, anti-racist base of poor and working-class tenants, organizing to ensure that everyone in Kansas City has a safe, accessible, and truly affordable home. KC Tenants includes over 450 leaders and a membership of over 4000 tenants in Kansas City.

Tricia Rojo Bushnell | 2021 Winner

Tricia Rojo Bushnell is the Executive Director of the Midwest Innocence Project, which works to free innocent people convicted of crimes they did not commit. She is responsible for managing all aspects of MIP and serves as its lead attorney, representing clients in court and in clemency proceedings. Tricia believes in the power of community and what we can achieve together and is honored to serve as the current president of the Innocence Network.

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