Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of Civic Ventures. A former visiting research fellow of King's College, University of London, a frequent commentator in the national media, and the author of both Prime Time and The Kindness of Strangers, Freedman spearheaded the creation of Experience Corps and The Purpose Prize. An Ashoka Senior Fellow, he was recognized in 2007 by Fast Company magazine as one of the nation's leading social entrepreneurs. He is based in San Francisco.

Photographer Alex Harris traveled across the country to make the portraits in Encore. A 1991 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction, Harris is currently Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at Duke University, where he founded the Center for Documentary Photography. Harris also co-founded DoubleTake magazine. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Books by Marc Freedman