About Us

The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize is made possible through a generous gift from Barry and Marie Lipman and reflects their strong commitment to socially responsible organizations and action. The Prize is administered by the University of Pennsylvania through the Wharton School and engages faculty, staff, and students from across the University.

The work of the Prize resides within the Wharton Leadership Program and is conducted with the support of other university institutes and centers, such as the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, the Center for Leadership & Change Management, the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and the Master of Science Program in Nonprofit/NGO Leadership.

Barry & Marie Lipman: Barry Lipman, W’70, and his wife Marie have been active in the social sector for more than 25 years.

Steering Committee: The Steering Committee brings cross-functional knowledge and leverages resources from several areas across the University of Pennsylvania community.

Staff: The Prize is managed by a staff with extensive experience in the nonprofit and leadership sectors.

Lipman Family Prize Fellows: This committee helps plan and execute all elements of the award process and includes students from various schools at Penn at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.