Mr. Adam Braun
Founder of Pencils of Promise and recipient of the 2012 "Distinguished American Leadership" award.
Adam Braun is the Founder and Executive Director of Pencils of Promise, one of the world's most impactful new nonprofits.
As a college student backpacking across the globe, Adam asked a small boy begging on the streets of India what he wanted most in the world. The answer: A pencil. The promise that came in sharing that first pencil led to the distribution of thousands while traveling through 50+ countries.
Pencils of Promise is now one of the fastest growing nonprofits in the country, having built 20+ sustainable schools across Laos, Nicaragua, and Guatemala (with hopes of reaching 50 schools in 2011.