2021 Lipman Family Prize Honorees Named

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Winning Honoree will be announced April 23

PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2021 – EarthEnable, The Luminos Fund, and Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS) have been named as honorees for the 2021 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Chosen from an applicant pool of more than 115 organizations, all three honorees are guaranteed an unrestricted financial award of $100,000 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 will be announced at the virtual awards ceremony at the end of April.

“In our milestone 10th anniversary year, we received over 115 applications from around the globe and learned about so many impressive organizations. The three brilliant organizations chosen for this year’s prize season bring a passion for change, innovation poised for expansion, and the quality leadership needed to inspire and grow,” said Euria Min, Director of the Lipman Family Prize.

Founder Barry Lipman said, “The leadership and innovation of our prize community continues to grow and we continue to look forward in expanding our social impact footprint with these new organizations. The important work of these three honorees in such unprecedented times highlight the continued need 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 work. Benefits include tuition-free executive education programs, an exclusive opportunity for the Lipman Nonprofit Leadership Scholarship, peer learning events, as well as expert and student-driven research to inform and support their work.

About the 2021 Honorees

EarthEnable aims to eliminate unsanitary living conditions by building an affordable and sustainable housing industry in rural Africa.

The Luminos Fund was founded to ensure children everywhere get a chance to experience joyful learning, especially those denied an education by poverty, conflict, and discrimination.

Promoting Equality in African Schools’ (PEAS) goal is to expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa so that all children have education that unlocks their full potential.

About the Lipman Family Prize

First awarded in 2012, the Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania is an annual global prize that honors nonprofit organizations based on their leadership, impact, innovation, and transferability of ideas. Administered by the Wharton School on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania, the Prize is committed to resourcing and connecting change-makers to bring their leading solutions to new places and problems around the world. Previous winners include iDE, READ Global, Breakthrough, Riders for Health, Soccer Without Borders, Women Against Abuse, MyAgro, World Bicycle Relief, and Sanku.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, the School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through the Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, or online programs. More than 99,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day.