The Lipman Family Prize

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The Lipman Family Prize

Maximizing the potential of social impact initiatives
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Maximizing the Potential of Social Impact Initiatives by @umihoward @PYXERAglobal
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:15am

CAMPAIGN: Global Engagement Forum:Online

CONTENT: Article

What happens when you locate a global social impact prize at a top-tier business school nested within a world-class research university? Over the past several years, we have been exploring exactly that question.

In 2011, Wharton School alumnus Barry Lipman approached the University of Pennsylvania’s senior leadership with an ambitious proposal. He wanted to fund a global social impact prize, administered by the University, that would connect those on the cusp of great change with resources, skills, and people-power to expand the impact and influence of their ideas. He also hoped to provide a parallel learning opportunity for students, to nurture the next generation of social-impact leaders.

That big idea became reality in 2011 with the launch of the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Supported by both the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School, the global prize’s management team resides within Wharton’s McNulty Leadership Program.

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