Purpose Awards

michigan purpose awards

Michigan's first and only community awards

We’re highlighting Michigan’s next generation of up-and-coming talent across all industries. We’re looking for the boldest minds from the corporate, startup, and entrepreneurial space, who are trailblazing a path for a brighter future. Help us find Michigan’s rising stars who blur the lines of creativity and innovation.


The Purpose Awards were created to showcase and honor community members who strive to do more. Whether that’s crushing it during their 9-to-5, starting their own business, organizing meaningful charities, or making a difference in their community. Meet the Purpose Awards Michigan’s first and only community awards created to give you and your purpose a platform.

How it works

November 26th

Nomination process opens to the public and closes December 14th. 

December 14th

The judges review nominations to determine the top three finalists.

December 20th

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced on the @repurposehq Instagram.

Prizes include

The Detroit Foundation Hotel 1 Night Stay Citizen Yoga $145 unlimited Monthly Pass Moosejaw $100 Gift Card Career development and mentorship placement by re:purpose

Meet the judges

Jacques Panis

Shinola Detroit

After eight years at Shinola, most recently as the company’s former president, Jacques now operates Panis Enterprises, his most recent entrepreneurial venture within the greater Detroit area.

Mallory Brown

Travel Mal

Mallory is an impact storyteller, global humanitarian, and keynote speaker. She runs charity campaigns, with filmmaking and crowdfunding, to connect audiences to incredible causes. 

Jonathon Triest

Ludlow Ventures
Jonathon is the founder and managing partner of Ludlow Ventures. Prior to launching Ludlow, Jonathon was the creative director for New York’s Discovery Productions and founded Triest Group, a design firm with a deep UI/UX focus.

Dan Ngoyi

Quicken Loans
Dan is a Director of Talent Acquisition at Quicken Loans. In his role, he leads a team that works on identifying, interviewing and placing a diverse slate of candidates within the Rock Family of Companies. 
Dave Muller
Commonwealth//McCann
Dave is an award-winning advertising creative with experience at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles and FCB in Chicago. Dave is currently at Commonwealth//McCann in Detroit developing brand work for Chevrolet.

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