Winning Honoree will be announced April 26
PHILADELPHIA, March 1, 2019 — ACEV, Global Foodbanking Network and World Bicycle Relief have been named as honorees for the 2019 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Chosen from an applicant pool of more than one hundred organizations, all three honorees are guaranteed an unrestricted financial award of $50,000 as well as executive training and support from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania. One grand prize winner will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds. The winner is announced at the official awards ceremony on April 26, 2019 in Philadelphia.
“In our eighth year, we analyzed over 125+ impressive organizations from around the globe. The three change-making organizations chosen for this year’s prize season each have innovative business models and the dedicated leadership needed to transform and inspire real change in the social impact sector,” said Umi Howard, Director of the Lipman Family Prize.
Founder Barry Lipman said, “With each passing year, we look forward to welcoming new organizations into our growing honoree community. The unique and creative work of these three honoree organizations (and our impressive applicant pool in general) is further validation of the importance of our social impact work.”
In addition to a chance at the $250,000 unrestricted financial prize, the Lipman Family Prize honorees gain access to a growing network of change-makers and thought-leaders to accelerate cutting-edge change worldwide. The Prize connects those on the cusp of great change with resources, skills and people-power to expand the impact and influence of their ideas. Benefits include an executive education program, an exclusive opportunity for the Lipman Nonprofit Leadership Scholarship, pro-bono consultation from University faculty and staff, peer learning events, as well as expert and student-driven research to inform and guide their work.
About the 2019 Honorees
ACEV’s (Mother Child Education Foundation) mission is to make a lasting contribution to society by supporting the development of children and their environments through education starting from early years.
Global Foodbanking Network (GFN) is a nonprofit org that nourishes the world’s hungry through launching & strengthening food banks in more than 30 countries.
World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. We envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to independence and livelihood.
About the Lipman Family Prize
First awarded in 2012, the Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania is an annual global prize that advances creative solutions by inspiring people to think together in new ways. Administered by the Wharton School on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania, the Prize is committed to resourcing and connecting change-makers to bring innovative ideas to new places and problems around the world. Previous winners include iDE, READ Global, Breakthrough, Riders for Health, Soccer without Borders, Women Against Abuse and MyAgro.
About the Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 13,000 participants in executive education programs annually; and a powerful alumni network of 98,000 graduates.