2016 Honorees

In its fifth year, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from 170+ organizations dedicated to a range of global causes including economic development, education, environmental sustainability, gender equality, healthcare, human rights, food security, legal aid, safe water, 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.
The work of all three honorees, as well as the announcement of the winner was  celebrated on April 28, 2016.

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Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing newcomer refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success.


Hope Enterprise is a community development financial institution that provides a substantial number of low-wealth people and communities with the financial tools and resources needed to achieve a better quality of life.


Namati envisions a world where the power of law resides in the hands of people. We want a world in which laws and policies reside not only in books or courtrooms, but also on the land, in the home, and within the grasp of every person.