About the Prize

Vision. Inspiration. Impact. The ability to see the world as it can be – to inspire ideas for change – to deliver sustainable solutions for a better world.

The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania is an annual global prize that celebrates leadership and innovation in the social sector with an emphasis on impact and transferability of practices. We are committed to resourcing and connecting change-makers to bring innovative ideas to new places and problems around the world.

2023 STATS

Unrestricted Cash Prizes

2023 Winners

View the 2023 winners from around the globe. | See all winners

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Lipman Family Prize Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

2021 Lipman Family Prize Celebration
(Full Ceremony)

2021 Lipman Winner Panel Discussion

Beacon Awards

The Lipman Family Prize was thrilled to announce the 2020 Beacon Awards winners. CareMessage and HOPE Enterprise received $250,000 each in unrestricted funds. The Beacon Awards were designed to reward and support Lipman Family Prize winners who demonstrated success in growing their social impact efforts.


Lipman Fellows Build Communities, in the World and on Campus

Environmental health dual-degree student Akudo Ejelonu, MES’18, MPH’18, says working on the Lipman Family Prize is a way to improve herself, the Penn community, and the world through the work of the winners.

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