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The 2019 Lipman Family Prize Honorees

We are featuring the 2019 Lipman Family Prize honorees on this special edition of the show, including an interview with founder philanthropist Barry Lipman.

Learn more at https://lipmanfamilyprize.wharton.upenn.edu/

Air Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Barry Lipman

Air Time: 12:00 pm
Featuring: Barry Lipman

Dave Neiswander

Air Time: 12:30 pm
Featuring: Dave Neiswander

Ayla Goksel

Air Time: 1:00 pm
Featuring: Ayla Goksel

Lisa Moon

Air Time: 1:30 pm
Featuring: Lisa Moon

Featured Guests

Dave Neiswander

CEO, World Bicycle Relief

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Dave Neiswander is the CEO of World Bicycle Relief, an organization committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence, and thrive. To date, they have donated close to 500,000 bikes to deserving and needy children. Prior to his CEO post, Dave spent a decade in Africa building the foundational elements of the organization including program design, partnership engagement, geographic expansion and the Buffalo Bicycle social enterprise strategy. Prior to joining WBR, he had a 15-year career in investment banking in Washington, D.C.
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Lisa Moon

President and CEO, Global FoodBanking Network

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The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is an international non-profit organization based in Chicago that nourishes the world’s hungry through launching and strengthening food banks in more than 30 countries. GFN focuses on combating hunger and preventing food waste by providing expertise, directing resources, sharing knowledge and developing connections that increase efficiency, ensure food safety and reach more people facing hunger. Last year, GFN member food banks rescued and redirected food to more than 9 million people facing hunger.
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Ayla Goksel

Vice President and CEO, ACEV: the Mother Child Education Foundation

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Ayla Göksel is the CEO of the Mother Child Education Foundation (ACEV) and Hüsnü Özyeğin Foundation, two pioneering non-profit organizations in Turkey working in the areas of education, women’s empowerment, and rural development.

Ms. Göksel began her career with the establishment of ACEV, which over the past fifteen years has evolved into one of the leaders of the non-profit sector in Turkey. ACEV is an NGO working in early childhood, female literacy, and parent training, and has provided education services for over 550,000 individuals and trained 6500 teachers and volunteers. ACEV’s programs are also implemented in nine other countries in the Middle East and Europe. ACEV is recognized not only for its innovative programs serving impoverished communities, but also for its scientific research and policy work. One of ACEV’s major accomplishments has been the national advocacy campaign 7 is Too Late! to expand preschool education in Turkey. As a result, preschool access increased 107% during the campaign and a major policy change was enacted, universalizing preschool education in 32 provinces with a commitment to universalize in the whole country by 2012.

Ms. Göksel was appointed to be CEO of Hüsnü Özyeğin Foundation in 2000, and was charged with steering the foundation from a traditional student financial-assistance outfit to diversify its programmatic areas with a social-justice outlook. The foundation has since developed youth-development programs, invested in primary education and girls’ education serving 30,000 students annually, embarked upon a rural development program, and most recently established Özyeğin University. She has led the establishment of Özyeğin University on behalf of the foundation and continues to serve actively as a Trustee.

With the conviction that the role of civil society in education must be extended to embrace policy formulation and advocacy efforts that would influence systemic change in the country, Ms. Göksel has also been instrumental in the establishment of the Education Reform Initiative, a multi-partner policy institute focused on education reform in Turkey. She also serves on the board of TOHUM Foundation for Autism.

Through her involvement in a number of start-up organizations, Ms. Göksel has diverse experience in strategic planning, service delivery, fundraising, advocacy, policy development, and institution-building. She holds a BSc from the University of Bath, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and has conducted fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard. She was selected to be a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2008.
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Barry Lipman

Founder of the Lipman Family Prize at the Wharton School; Former Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman

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In 1981, Barry helped found Goldfarb & Lipman, a San Francisco Bay Area legal firm specializing in real estate law. Much of his practice required innovative solutions for unique problems. For example, one project, Savo Island, resulted in the formation of what is believed to be the nation’s first limited equity cooperative, thereby enabling low-income people to obtain the benefits and responsibilities of home ownership in the expensive Bay Area housing market. Further, he was a leader in the development of legal concepts used in multi-use vertical subdivisions, live-work subdivisions, and life-care residential projects.

Barry’s time is now spent as an investor and philanthropist. He is currently involved in several business ventures including serving on three for-profit boards. Throughout his career, Barry has volunteered his time and financial resource to support numerous educational, cultural, and social responsibility non-profit organizations. He has served on the boards of The Hamlin School, the San Francisco Zoological Society, San Francisco University High School, and the Homeless Prenatal Program.

Barry graduated from Wharton in 1970 and the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law in 1975. His hobby is travel and his goal is to visit at least one hundred countries in his lifetime. Presently, he is more than half way there.

The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania is an annual global prize that celebrates leadership and innovation among organizations creating positive social impact. We are committed to resourcing and connecting change-makers to bring innovative ideas to new places and problems around the world.

Governed by a steering committee comprised of University faculty, staff, and Lipman family representatives, the Lipman Family Prize is administered by the Wharton School on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania. The work of the Prize and the management of the Fellow Community resides within the Wharton Leadership Program.
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