The Lipman Family Prize was created with the goals of using competition to identify and reward excellence within the social sector, facilitating the transfer of best practices, and inspiring Penn students to enter the field. Its success relies on the integration of four components: Philanthropy, Student Education, Knowledge Sharing, and a Partnership with the University of Pennsylvania.
Early training in the social sector sets the stage for more of what the world needs most – a lifelong commitment to the greater good.
Case studies, field consulting projects, and classroom discussions that result from the Lipman Family Prize provide students with unprecedented opportunities to gain in-depth knowledge of the challenges that face the social sector and the skills required to lead its organizations and obtain measurable results. These experiences also support the Prize’s goal of inspiring Penn students to enter the field either upon graduation or at another point in their career.
Our students are invaluable members of the Lipman Family Prize community and are trusted to make thoughtful contributions throughout the course of their involvement.
Students throughout Penn are encouraged to apply to be Lipman Fellows. In addition to participating in the selection process for the finalist organizations, Lipman Fellows also receive leadership development opportunities and the opportunity to personally interact and learn from pioneers in the social sector.
While the Penn community benefits from the knowledge gained from the Lipman Family Prize, the University is also committed to leveraging its resources to share this information throughout other organizations within the social sector.
In turn, the Lipman Family Prize enriches the social sector by resourcing the promise and potential of innovative people and practices around the globe.
Knowledge@Wharton, the award-winning online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with 1.9 million subscribers worldwide conducts in-depth interviews with winning organizations, discussing the impact of their work in the social impact space.