Echoing Green Fellow Piyush Tewari Recognized with the Skoll Award for Social Innovation

Piyush Tewari '12, CEO of the SaveLIFE Foundation.

New York, NY—April 2, 2024: Next week, nearly 1,000 social entrepreneurs, supporters, and industry leaders will gather for the annual Skoll World Forum. In advance of the Forum, the Skoll Foundation announced recipients of the 2024 Skoll Award for Social Innovation. We’re thrilled that an Echoing Green Fellow has been honored: Piyush Tewari ‘12, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SaveLIFE Foundation, is one of four influential leaders to receive $2 million in unrestricted funding and flexible support to scale their work and increase their impact.

“Piyush exemplifies what it means to be a proximate leader. He and his team at SaveLIFE leverage firsthand knowledge, experience, and insight to significantly reduce road accident deaths in India, saving hundreds of thousands of lives.” said Echoing Green President and Skoll Foundation Board Member, Cheryl L. Dorsey.

India grapples with the highest number of road accident deaths of any country in the world. SaveLIFE is markedly reducing traffic injuries and deaths with a systems-based approach that both improves road safety and boosts access to lifesaving emergency care. SaveLIFE is currently working with the Indian government to scale its solutions across the country and advocating for a new policy on the right to emergency care as the country expands its highway infrastructure.

With Tewari’s exciting win, SaveLIFE is the fifteenth organization founded by an Echoing Green Fellow to win a Skoll Award.

Dorsey added, “As talent spotters, it is our hope that our early support is the first of many investments in transformational leaders like Piyush to catalyze and scale transformative change. We’re thrilled that the Skoll Foundation has selected SaveLIFE as a Skoll Award for Social Innovation recipient.”

The Skoll Awards for Social Innovation, an annual honor to a select group of social innovators, recognizes exemplary leaders and organizations creating a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous world.

About Echoing Green
For 36 years, Echoing Green has been on the front lines of solving the world’s biggest problems, raising up the transformational leaders willing to speak truth to power and challenge the status quo. The organization finds emerging leaders with the best ideas for social innovation as early as possible and sets them on a path to lifelong impact. Echoing Green’s community of nearly 1,000 social innovators includes past Fellows such as First Lady Michelle Obama and the founders of Teach For America, Center for Black Innovation, BlocPower, and One Acre Fund. Built and refined over three decades, Echoing Green discovers tomorrow’s leaders today, and then funds, connects, and supports a new generation of social impact leaders.


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