2024 Lipman Family Prize Winners Named

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Grand Prize Winner will be announced April 18

PHILADELPHIA, March 8, 2024 – Food for Education, Seacology, and Simprints have been named as winners of the 2024 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Chosen from an applicant pool of 125+ organizations, all three winners are guaranteed an unrestricted financial award of $125,000 as well as executive training and support from both the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania. One grand prize winner will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds. The grand prize winner will be announced at an in-person award ceremony in April.

“This is always my favorite time of year. To get to review the submissions and select the three winners each year is a highlight of the work that we do. These three dynamic and innovative winners are now part of the Lipman Prize network, and we look forward to continuing our work with them in the coming years,” said Euria Min, Director of the Lipman Family Prize.

In addition to a chance at the $250,000 unrestricted financial prize, the Lipman Family Prize winners gain access to a growing community of change-makers and thought leaders that accelerate cutting-edge impact worldwide. The Prize connects these organizations on the cusp of great change with the resources, skills, and people-power to expand the impact and influence of their work. Benefits include tuition-free executive education programs, scholarship opportunities like Lipman Nonprofit Scholarship, peer learning events, as well as expert and student-driven research to inform and support their work.

About the 2024 Winners
Food for Education is on a mission to eradicate childhood hunger in Africa through a simple solution: school meals. The women-led organization has developed a world-class school feeding model that uses centralized kitchens, payments and analytics technology, and smart supply chains to deliver affordable, nutritious school meals to 300,000 children daily.

Seacology works with island communities around the world to safeguard their local ecosystems and unique species, many of which are threatened with extinction. Their win-win approach funds community needs like schools, clean water, and sustainable energy, in exchange for the protection of forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and other fragile habitats.

Simprints transforms the way the world fights poverty. They build biometric technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every public good reaches the people who need them most.

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, Sanku, EarthEnable, CDD Society, and Build Up Nepal.

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, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 100,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs, and thousands of pre-collegiate students explore business concepts through Wharton’s Global Youth Program. More than 105,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.