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Joseph Deitch

Founder, The Elevate Prize Foundation

Joseph Deitch is the founder of the Elevate Prize Foundation, an organization created to identify, empower, and celebrate social heroes around the world whose ideas and endeavors elevate the human experience. In doing so, and in sharing their stories, the Elevate Prize seeks to raise consciousness around the world and inspire a chain reaction of problem solving, goodness and giving back. Mr. Deitch is the chairman of Commonwealth Financial Network, which he founded in 1979. Today, with over $200B in assets under management, Commonwealth serves the needs of 2,000 financial advisors across the United States. He is also chairman of Southworth Development, a golf and resort real estate company with award-winning properties in the United States, Scotland and The Bahamas. In 2011, Mr. Deitch helped to form Commonwealth Cares to maximize the impact of Commonwealth Financial Network's charitable efforts. Since its inception in 2010, Commonwealth Cares has supported more than 360 different organizations that relieve human suffering, promote social and economic growth, and protect our planet's resources. In 2012, he founded the Deitch Leadership Institute at the Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the United States. The institute provides leadership training and focuses on the individual growth of students as well as on community improvement. Mr. Deitch also serves on the board of Sanku: Project Healthy Children, an organization working to eradicate malnutrition in Africa. In 2019, Sanku received the Zayed Sustainability Prize, was named to Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and was one of eight organizations named in Give Well's “Standout Charities.” Time also named the organization’s proprietary Sanku Dolsifier machine as one of the Top Inventions of 2019. He is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life.