Fr. Peter Balleis, S.J., Executive President of Jesuit Worldwide Learning, was recognized at the prestigious Opus Prize Award Ceremony held on Thursday Nov. 17, 2006 at Creighton University. Fr. Balleis and JWL were one of three finalists nominated to receive the award.
Sara Lance, a social entrepreneur dedicated to helping women escape the horrors of human trafficking and the sex trade in Kolkata, India, received the top prize of $1 million.
Sister Anne Jordan, PBVM, spiritual director of Cana Communities Inc., of Sydney, Australia, which ministers to the profoundly marginalized homeless and drug-addicted, and Fr. Peter Balleis, S.J., each earned $100,000 prizes.