The Philanthropy Roundtable is honored to administer the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership. 

Each year, a living philanthropist who has shown exemplary leadership through his or her own charitable giving is honored with the prize and a $200,000 award (payable to any named charity). The award is bestowed at the Roundtable's Annual Meeting, before a large audience of donors.

The purpose of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership is to highlight the power of philanthropy to promote positive change and to inspire others to support charities that achieve genuine results. The prize is intended to honor living philanthropists who have shown exemplary leadership through their own charitable giving, either directly or through foundations they have created.

The prize honors the ideals and principles which guided William E. Simon's many philanthropic initiatives, including personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, faith in God, and helping people to help themselves. Read more about William E. Simon here.

The Simon Prize is generously funded by the William E. Simon Foundation.


Recipients include: