In the News

April 26, 2019
World Bicycle Relief Wins $250,000 Lipman Family Prize. More

March 1, 2019
ACEV, The Global Foodbanking Network, and World Bicycle Relief announced as the 2019 Lipman Family Prize Honorees. More

February, 22, 2019
The first edition of the Lipman Letter is published. More

April 24, 2018
MyAgro named as the 2018 Lipman Family Prize winner. More

March 1, 2018
MyAgro, OperationASHA, and Ubuntu Pathways announced as the 2018 Lipman Family Prize Honorees. More

April 29, 2017
Women Against Abuse initiative wins the $250,000 grand prize. More

March 8, 2017
Seeding Labs, We Care Solar and Women Against Abuse announced as 2017 Lipman Family Prize Honorees. More

February 22, 2017
Announcement of the New Lipman Nonprofit Leadership Scholarship for all Lipman Prize honorees. More

October 22, 2016
Vivek Maru CEO of Namati, a 2016 Lipman Prize honoree, speaks to the Economist about the rise of paralegals in high-stress countries. More

May 1, 2016
Information on the Beacon Award and Surprise Announcement from the Award Ceremony More

April 28, 2016
2016 Lipman Family Prize Winner Announced More

March 3, 2016
2016 Honorees named –  
Hope Enterprise, Namati, and Soccer without Borders have been named Lipman Family Prize honorees More

October 13, 2015
Major Donors need to take risks – the Guardian points to the Lipman Family Prize as a good example of innovator in risk. More

August 3, 2015
Lipman Family Prize Doubles in Value to Spur Increased Social Impact. More

April 8, 2015
Riders for Health named the 2015 Lipman Family Prize award winner. More

March 11, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School announce the three honorees for the 2015 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. More

December 19, 2014
The first edition of the Lipman Family Prize Newsletter – Winter 2014. More

Summer 2014
A World of Good in Three Years. Wharton Magazine Article. More

May 10, 2015
Watch a Day in the Life of a Lipman Family Prize Honoree (and Winner) Watch

April 7, 2014
Breakthrough named 2014 Lipman Family Prize award winner. More

February 7, 2014
The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School announce the three honorees for the 2014 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. More

July 19, 2013
The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School announce an additional $1.5 million from Barry R. Lipman to expand the Lipman Family Prize.  More

April 24, 2013
READ Global named 2013 Lipman Family Prize award winner. More

April 9, 2013
2013 Lipman Honoree MCI’s CEO Daniel Zoughbie and COO Leila.  Leila Makarechi co-author a chapter on cultivating community partnership in  #1 Amazon best-seller, Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation. Read more

March 1, 2013
Identifying Three Sustainable Solutions to Global Causes. Read the Wharton Blog

February 8, 2013
The University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School announce the three honorees for the 2013 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Read the email announcement

May 8, 2012
Winnipeg Free Press Announces iDE as the winner of Wharton’s first Inaugural Lipman Prize

April 29, 2012
The Denver Post mentions iDE’s recent $100,000 award in their article on Water’s demand-supply gap widening.  More

April 24, 2012
Read about the challenges posed to Lipman Family Prize Un-Conference attendees.

MedShare’s Challenge of Expansion

Komaza’s Challenge of Horizontal Diversification

Winner iDE’s Last Mile Challenge

April 17, 2012
Clear Admit talks about Wharton’s Inaugural Prize for Social Enterprise

April 14, 2012
Watch the site visit videos from Komaza and MedShare



April 13, 2012
iDE becomes the first  $100,000 Lipman Family Prize award winner. More

Watch the iDE site visit video

Philadelphia Business Journal

April 8, 2012
Hear Director Umi Howard on KYW News Radio talk about the three honorees for the Lipman Family Prize – winner to be announced Thursday, April 12, 2012.  More

February 17, 2012
Penn Making History – Lipman Family Prize Honorees.

February 15, 2012
Trees as a Pathway out of Poverty – the story of Komaza, a Kenyan Honoree in a Wharton Competition. More

January – February 2012
Final Three Organizations Vying for $100,000 Cash and Ongoing Opportunities with Penn and Wharton.

Winter 2012
The Lipman Family prize mention in recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article, “The Rise of Social Capital Intermediaries” – how philanthropic prizes have become a powerful tool used to promote the strong performance of an organization to other donors. More

January 26, 2011
University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School Announce $6.5 Million Gift from Barry R. Lipman to Establish the Lipman Family Prize in Leadership and Innovation. More

June 24, 2011
Penn Unveils Lipman Family Prize for Positive Social Impact.  More