2018 Honorees

For the 2017-2018 cycle, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from over 100 organizations dedicated to a range of global causes including economic development, education, environmental sustainability, financial services, gender equality, health care, human rights, food security, legal aid, poverty alleviation, and workers rights.
The three honorees below were chosen after rigorous evaluation by a committee of faculty, students and staff spanning across the University. As always, we value building relationships with our honorees and are passionate about getting to know these change-makers around the world.
We celebrated the work of all three honorees at our 7th Lipman Family Prize Award Ceremony on April 20, 2018. MyAgro took home the winning cash prize of $250,000.


myAgro is a nonprofit social enterprise that allows African farmers to finance themselves and receive agricultural training so they may increase their incomes and move out of poverty.


Operation ASHA expands access to high-quality and affordable healthcare, particularly in regards to the treatment of tuberculosis, to disadvantaged communities by providing the last mile connectivity.


Ubuntu Pathways is a global model for breaking the cycle of poverty that provides South Africa’s most vulnerable children with an integrated support system of health, education, and household stability, from cradle to career.