Each year, the Opus Prize Foundation awards $1 million to a worthy charity somewhere in the world. The foundation teams with universities to accomplish the vetting and selection of nominees. This year, Gonzaga University performed this task. Thursday, the three nominees, from India, Queens, New York, and Bangkok, were introduced in videos and each made remarks to the assembled crowd at the Fox Theater. Sister Tesa Fitzgerald of Queens, New York received the 2014 prize, with the others receiving $100,000 for their charities.