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Alumni Impact Awards

Celebrating Penn Carey Law alumni who are leaders, educators, innovators, mentors, and change-makers impacting the public service community in Philadelphia and beyond.

About the Awards

The Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC) Alumni Impact Awards highlight Penn Carey Law alumni who have distinguished themselves through their legal advocacy in the public’s interest. Recipients of the awards are beacons in their fields whose work — whether a lifetime of service, a landmark contribution, or exceptional efforts — has positively impacted underserved populations and communities.

The Law School’s approach to legal education has always been anchored in an unwavering commitment to public service. Through the visionary philanthropy of Robert “Bob” Toll L’66 and Jane Toll GSE’66, TPIC has grown into a bustling hub for public service. TPIC is home to Penn Carey Law’s seminal public interest programs, including the Toll Public Interest Scholars Program and the Toll Public Interest Fellows Program.

Launched in 2022, the Alumni Impact Awards are intended to recognize alumni who utilized their law degrees to advocate for a more just and equitable society and provide financial support to alumni pursuing public service careers. Nominees should be leading lights who embody a commitment to public service that the Law School seeks to develop in all students.  The winner of the award will receive $10,000, and the runners up will each receive $5,000.


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Nominations for the 2024 Alumni Impact Awards

Nominations for the 2024 Alumni Impact Awards are now open. Nominations will be reviewed by a Selection Committee comprised of faculty, staff, and community partners. Recipients of the 2024 Alumni Impact Awards will be announced in March and honored at the Annual Pro Bono Recognition & Alumni Impact Awards Dinner on April 16, 2024, as part of the Law School’s broader celebration of service. Click here to submit a nomination.

Nomination Details

Past Winners

Links and Resources

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Questions? Email us at TPIC-ImpactAward@law.upenn.edu.