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Winners Archive

Rev. Timothy R. Scully

Brian Lamb

Geoffrey Canada

Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman

Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin

George T. McDonald

Daniel A. Biederman


William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship

The Simon Prize recognizes lifetime achievement in social entrepreneurship and carries with it a $100,000 honorarium. Named for the one-time secretary of the Treasury and pioneer private equity fund leader, the Prize has been awarded to those who have followed in the footsteps of such great American historical figures as Clara Barton, the founder of the Red Cross and Jane Addams, founder of Hull House, inspiration for hundreds of early 20th-century settlement houses for immigrants.


The 2013 William E. Simon Prize Award Winner Dinner Brochure

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C.
Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)

South Bend, IN


The 2012 William E. Simon Prize Award Winner Dinner Brochure

Brian Lamb

Washington, DC


The 2011 William E. Simon Prize Award Winner Dinner Brochure

Geoffrey Canada
President and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone

New York, NY


The 2010 William E. Simon Prize Award Winners Dinner Brochure

Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman
Co-founders of The Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History, New York, NY

New York, NY


The 2009 William E. Simon Prize Award Winners Dinner Brochure

Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin
KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program)

San Francisco, CA

Feinberg and Levin founded the Knowledge is Power Program in Houston in 1994 as a rigorous education program that would prepare underserved students for college and life through more time in school, a focus on results, and high expectations. KIPP now includes 82 schools in 19 states that serve approximately 20,000 students. Since its inception, 85 percent of KIPP middle school graduates have matriculated to college.

The 2008 William E. Simon Prize Award Winner Dinner Brochure

George T. McDonald
The Doe Fund, Inc., Ready, Willing & Able Program

New York, NY

McDonald founded The Doe Fund in 1990 with a mission to develop and implement programs that break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism. George McDonald built an impressive organization and changed the way the problem of homelessness is understood, going far beyond the provision of shelter to help former street people and prisoners regain their self-respect and become productive citizens.

The 2007 William E. Simon Prize Award Winner Dinner Brochure

Daniel A. Biederman
Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Str. Partnership

New York, NY

Almost entirely without recourse to government funds, Daniel Biederman turned Bryant Park from a crime-ridden drug market into New York's town square The Bryant Park Corporation, which he founded and runs, is a model for hundreds of other public space renovations and creations around the world.




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