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2011 Social Entrepreneurship Awards

Thursday November 2011


Geoffrey Canada Harlem Children's Zone, New York, NY
Maile Broccoli-Hickey English At Work, Austin, TX
Rachel Doyle GlamourGals, Commack, NY
Barbara Elliott and Sandy Schultz The WorkFaith Connection, Houston, TX
Ann Higdon Improved Solutions for Urban Systems, Dayton, OH
Dr. Lee Ponsky MedWish International, Cleveland, OH

In 2019, Manhattan Institute renamed the Social Entrepreneurship Awards to the Civil Society Awards. Learn more here.

Introduction: Elizabeth K. Fonseca, J.M. Kaplan Fund, Inc.

The recipient of the 2011 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship:

  • Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO, Harlem's Children Zone


  • Maile Broccoli-Hickey, English At Work;
  • Rachel Doyle, Glamour Girls;
  • Barbara Elliott and Sandy Schultz, The WorkFaith Connection;
  • Ann Higdon, Improved Solutions For Urban Systems;
  • Dr. Lee Ponsky, MedWish International.

Master of Ceremonies: Howard Husock, Vice President, Manhattan Institute