William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship

The William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship is awarded to an outstanding founder-leader of a long-established organization that has a proven track record of effectiveness and influence. Particular attention is paid to those who have promoted personal responsibility, religious faith, persistence, and the value of hard work. The Prize is administered by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and carries with it a $100,000 personal honorarium. Each year’s recipient is recognized and honored at a special event.

More information can be found at: www.manhattaninstitute.org.

Past winners include:
2014 Sal Khan
2013 Fr. Tim Scully
2012 Brian Lamb
2011 Geoffrey Canada
2010 Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman
2009 Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin
2008 George T. McDonald
2007 Daniel A. Biederman
2006 Eunice Kennedy Shriver
2005 Wendy Kopp
2004 Elayne G. Bennett
2003 Charles W. Colson
2002 Rev. Eugene Rivers III
2001 Peter M. Flanigan