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.
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2021 Lipman Family Prize Celebration
Breakthrough Insights: Creating Access in Healthcare and Economic Opportunity
Reflections from Lipman Family Prize Community
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 honorees who demonstrated success in growing their social impact efforts.
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 honorees.
The Lipman Family Prize rewards both nonprofits and Wharton students committed to making the world a better place.Read More
Erik Lampmann, L‘20, reflects on his experience exploring the opposite side of the social sector as a Lipman Fellow.Read More
Nduka Nwankwo, WG’19, plans to use the skills he cultivated as a Lipman fellow to drive new projects for the Prize, which awards organizations for outstanding achievements in the social sector every year.Read More
myAgro, a 2018 Lipman Family Prize Honoree, helps small-scale farmers to increase their income by using their mobile phones to pay on layaway for high-quality inputs (seeds, fertilizer) and agricultural training. Read More