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Phil Borges Named Finalist for Purpose Prize

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Phil Borges, of Mercer Island, Wash., was one of 15 finalists nominated for the second annual Purpose Prize, sponsored by the Seattle-based Civic Ventures. He was recognized for his work with socially relevant photography and for his nonprofit project, Bridges to Understanding.

The finalists, which were required to be 60 years of age or older, were selected for their influence on issues of social importance. Five of them received $100,000 and the remaining 10 received $10,000, Borges being one of the latter group.