Franklin SP2 Social Innovation Prize

Franklin SP2 Social Innovation Prize

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice are proud to present the inaugural Franklin SP2 Social Innovation Prize. The Franklin Prize is a cash prize awarded to the team of students that best develops the most promising and innovative project addressing an issue area in the SP2 Penn Top 10. On May 12, the six teams presented their projects in a live pitch competition held at the Pennovation Center, and the winner was decided by our panel of esteemed experts in the social innovation, impact and justice worlds.

The winner of the inaugural Franklin SP2 Social Innovation Prize is

Fresh Box!

Team members Lauren Kruglinski (NPLD, 2018), Robin Kendall (MBA, 2018), and Benjamin Young (BS College of Arts and Science, 2018) impressed the judges with their innovation solution to urban food deserts in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

Fresh Box is presented a check after winning the inaugural Franklin SP2 Social Innovation Prize
Fresh Box team members with the Franklin Prize judges, Kat Rosqueta, and Julie Franklin.


Michael Nutter

Michael Nutter

Former Mayor, City of Philadelphia


Nadya Shmavonian

Director, Nonprofit Repositioning Fund

Marc Singer

Marc Singer

Managing Partner, Osage University Partners

Danielle Wolfe

Danielle Wolfe

Executive Director, M. Night Shyamalan Foundation

Competing Teams:

Click to learn why each team chose the topic they are working on.

Keynote Speaker


Katlyn Grasso, W’15

Recipient of the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize, Founder and CEO of GenHERation

Katlyn will give a keynote address about her own path to social impact.