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.

Congratulations to our 2024 Lipman Family Prize Grand Prize Winner: Seacology! See our press release here.

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.

2024 STATS

Unrestricted Cash Prizes

2024 Winners

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2024 Lipman Family Prize Award Ceremony

10th Anniversary Celebration

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.


How Determination, Critical Thinking Helped This Wharton Undergrad Cycle the World’s Highest Volcano

Back in December 2022, Wharton Stories covered the upcoming expedition of Wharton sophomore and endurance athlete Ryan Torres, W’25, who planned to cycle the world’s tallest volcano to raise funds for World Bicycle Relief [2019 Lipman Grand Prize Winner]…

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