Sunny G. Hallowell, Villanova University, College of Nursing

Barbara Bungy, Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers

Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP  PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Lawrence Souder, Drexel University and Drexel Edits

Marian Uhlman, Executive Director, Healthy NewsWorks

Larry Platt and Ajay Raju, The Philadelphia Citizen

Joseph Conyers, Project 440

Aviva Kapust, The Village of Arts and Humanities

Georgia Guthrie,The Hacktory

Dr. Leslie Grace. Elements of Community, Inc.

Rashaad Lambert. Sporty Marketing Group/Lambert Legacy Charities

BRIC librarians represented by Rebekah Ray


Steve Harmelin, Dilworth Paxson (Sponsor)

Sharmain Matlock-Turner, Urban Affairs Coalition

Charisse Lillie (Sponsor) 

John Moore, ImpactPHL

Denise Crossan, Swarthmore College



Sandra Ryan, Walmart Retail Clinics

Bill Green, School Reform Commission and Dilworth Paxon

Jennifer Zapf, UPENN Gradutate School of Education

Rick Sauer, Phila. Association of Community Dev. Corp.               Kimberly Allen, Wells Fargo

Don Kramer, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP


Paul Ferdas, Lantium (Sponsor)

Bernard Brown, National and Community Service 

Rahim Islam, Universal Companies

Yael Lehmann, Food Trust

Rich Negrin, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel

David DiSefano, Exude (Sponsor)

Rue Landau, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

Thaddeus Squire, Culture Works

Dr. Arthur C. Evans (Commissioner)

Dermot Muphy, Halloran Philanthropies



Patrick J. Morgan, Knight Foundation 

Barbara Bungy, Phila. FIGHT Community Health Centers

Tine Hansen-Turton, Social Innovations Journal


Tyler Alexander. ReVision

Mary Seton Corboy, Greensgrow Philadelphia Project.

Gabriel Manjuano, Wash Cycle Laundry

Hon. Lori A. Dumas. Judge, Court of Common Pleas

Charlotte DiBartolomeo. Red Kite Project

Alex Epstein, Urban Creators

Patrick Walsh, Catholic Social Services

Anne Rice Burgess, Methodist Home for Children/Methodist Services

Mary Seton Corboy and Greensgrow Philadelphia Project

Diversified Community Services: Otis Bullock

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Carolina DiGiorgio/Dominique Bernardo

Economy League of Philadelphia, Steven Wray

Peter Grollman, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/City of

     Philadelphia/Free Library South Philadelphia

     Community Health and Literacy Center.

Doug Barg,  Doug Barg, Kitchen Cred

Cheryl Feldman, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund

Tony Valdez, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

Dr. Judith S. Beck, Beck Institute

Nadia Dowshen, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) PolicyLab

Free Library of Philadelphia. Siobhan Reardon

Health and Human Services, Eva Gladstein

City Council Member Helen Gym

Charlyn Griffith. Sanctuary Wholistic Arts

Nora Lichtash, Executive Director of WCRP

Luis Mora, President, FINANTA

Union Packaging, Mike Pearson


Thomas Jefferson University and Health, Stephen K. Klasko

Award winners are nominated and selected by the public through public voting.  These individuals/organizations work in the for-profit, governmental and/or non-profit space and have all demonstrated a determination to solve social problems through bold and innovative methods.

The public announcement of the award winners will be on January 26th, 2017 Social Innovations Awards Celebration at PHMC 1500 Market Street Mezzanine Level.

5:30 – 7:00          Cocktail Party Reception for Paid Ticket Holders
7:00 – 8:00          Awards Ceremony and Auction
8:00 – 10:00        Reception  and Auction

AWARD CATEGORIES                                        


  • Government         


  • Not-for-Profit            



  • Corporation  


  • Foundation  


  • Higher Education  


SOCIAL INNOVATOR                    


  • Healthcare                                                                                          


  • Education                                                                                           


  • Community Development                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Board/Trustee                                      

  • Environment                                                                                   

  • Peace (Anti-Violence)                                                                      

  • Social Mobility (Anti-Poverty)                  

  • Food Access & Nutrition                                                                

  • Human Rights                                                                                   

  • Journalism/Technology               

  • Empathy                                                      

  • Arts and Culture                                            

  • Community and Behavioral Health                                                 

  • Social Enterprise                                                                              



  • Civic Engagement                                                                             


  • Behind the Scenes Rainmaker                                                          


Alice Devoe, Woods Services

Grant Rawdin, Esq. Urban Affairs Coalition

Judith Torres-Lynch, Esperanza

Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Heather Falck

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Patricia Kind Family Foundation, Chrissy Kind

Join the Social Innovations Movement!

Katy Sherratt, Back on My Feet

David Fair. Turning Points for Children

Amanda Irizarry. Health Promotion Council, The Advocacy Institute

Jeannine L. Lisitski,  Women Against Abuse, Inc

Lauren Fine and Joanna Visser Adjoian, Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project

Jonathon Pyle, Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Dr. Roy Hoffman

Lori Pompa, Founder and Director, The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

Kendra Brooks, IIRP, Parents United, WE Caucus, Opt Out Philly, Our Schools Our City, Action United

Dawn Holden, Turning Points for Children

Nate Davis-Olds, Benefits Data Trust

Markita Morris-Louis, Clarifi

I-LEAD, David Castro

Graduate Philadelphia, Barbara Mattleman

Year-Up and Greenlight Fund, Omar Woodard