2012-12-06nytimes.com

``For his work, Mr. Cox is one of five people to be awarded a $100,000 Purpose Prize, given to those 60 and over who have created fresh solutions to old problems. The prize, now in its seventh year, has become a sort of MacArthur genius award for people who develop a second career as social service entrepreneurs.

This year's other $100,000 winners include:

Judy Cockerton, 61, of Easthampton, Mass., a former toy store owner, for creating innovative programs to support foster children. ''


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