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EDGE Outreach’s Mark Hogg named Ernst & Young 2012 Social Entrepreneur Award recipient

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 17, 2012) — EDGE Outreach today announced that Executive Director Mark Hogg has been named the recipient of the Social Entrepreneur Award in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 program in the Central Ohio and Kentucky region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June 28 at the Cincinnati Hyatt Regency.

“When the term ‘Social Entrepreneur’ comes up in conversation, ideas and perspectives are discussed in an attempt to define the term. Most all of us want to make a difference in the world, amongst people, and be a part of something bigger than ourselves, but we might not know how,” Hogg said. “We need those creative, connectional leaders who can stand between the dreams of what could be and the reality of what can come true. In the gap, the social entrepreneur tackles issues by looking below the surface, behind the curtain, and beyond foregone conclusions. This catalyst brings revolutionary vision, placing in the palm of a dream innovation, strategy, and harnessed passion. Change emerges revealing something that becomes more accessible, affordable, sustainable, healthier, hopeful. I’m honored to be considered amongst the history of people recognized for bringing change and influence in the world by Ernst and Young.”

Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on Nov. 17. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.