In 2019, Manhattan Institute renamed the Social Entrepreneurship Awards to the Civil Society Awards. Learn more here.
Introduction: Stephen Goldsmith, Chairman, Corporation for National and Community Service, Chairman Emeritus, Manhattan Institute’s Center for Civic Innovation
The recipient of the 2008 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship:
- George McDonald, The Doe Fund, New York, NY
- Richard Grausman, Careers through Culinary Arts Program, New York, NY
- Rachel Lloyd, Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, New York, NY
- Elizabeth McCartney & Zack Rosenburg, St. Bernard Project, New Orleans, LA
- Susan McWhinney-Morse, Beacon Hill Village, Boston, MA
For over 30 years the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research has been an important force in shaping American civic culture, publishing and supporting research on our era’s most challenging public policy issues, winning new respect for market-oriented policies, and helping to make reform a reality. The Institute is supported by tax-deductible gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.
The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) is a program of the Manhattan Institute with the mandate to improve quality of life in cities by shaping public policy and enriching public discourse on urban issues.
CCI’s writers and senior fellows are dedicated to developing new policy prescriptions to solve urban problems.
CCI was founded by former Indianapolis mayor Stephen Goldsmith, the Daniel Paul Professor of Government and director of the Innovations in American Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.