National awards are shown in bold.

Sustainable Pioneer Award - SustainPHILLY 2016

University Science Center Innovators Walk of Fame, Honoree, October 15, 2015

Bob Edgar Public Service Achievement Award presented by Common Cause PA, Philadelphia PA, 2014

Nautilus Book Award for "Business Leadership" category, 2014

Impact Award for Economic Justice - Social Venture Network, 2012

Sustainable Living Leadership Award - Pennypack Farm, 2010

Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009

Adela Dwyer/St. Thomas of Villanova University Peace Award , 2009

International Association of Culinary Professionals Humanitarian Award, 2008

George Bailey Award for community investment, The Reinvestment Fund, 2007

Philadelphia Sustainability Awards, Life Time Achievement, 2007

New Prophetic Voice Award, Shalom Center, 2006

Philadelphia Student Union “Living the Change We Wish to See” Award, 2005

Giraffe Hero, Giraffe Heroes Project, 2005

PA Resources Council Business Award, 2005

James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award, 2005

Spirit of Philadelphia Award, Philadelphia Cares, 2005

Althea Gibson Community Award, 2005

Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Award, Maternity Care Coalition, 2004

First annual Interdependence Award, Democracy Collaborative, 2004

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) Business Leadership Award, 2004

Arts & Community Award, InterAct Theatre Company, 2004

Investing for the Common Good Award, Philadelphia Area Coalition for Responsible Investment, 2003

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Visionary Award, 2003

Living Economy Award, Business Ethics magazine national Business Ethics Awards,2002

Environmental Education Corporate Sponsor Award, Pa Alliance for Environmental Education, 2002

Caring Business Award, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, 2002

Champion for Justice Award, Citizens for Consumer Justice, 2002

Wind Powering America Award for 100% wind energy usage, US Dept. of Energy, 2002

Clean Water Fund Award for Outstanding Environmental Activism, 2000

Green Power Award for Commitment to Sustainable Energy, 2000

Civic Leadership Award, League of Women Voters, 1999

Lifetime Achievement Award, Girl Scouts of America, Philadelphia region, 1999

Peace Maker Award, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 1999

Making a Difference for Women Award, Soroptimist International of Philadelphia, 1999

Domestic Partnership Award, US Agency for International Development (USAID), 1998

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award, Greater Philadelphia Region National Conference, 1998

Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business, Pennsylvania Department of Commerce, 1996

Bread & Roses Community Fund Award for Philanthropy, 1996

Humanitarian Award, Prisoners' Family Welfare Association, 1996

Business Enterprise Trust Award, 1995  

American Jewish Congress Award, 1995

Paradigm Award, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 1994

Humane Society Award for Humane & Sustainable Food Choices, 1994

Mellon Bank Good Neighbor Award, 1994

Delaware Valley Entrepreneur of the Year for Social Responsibility, Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, and Inc. Magazine, 1994 (runner up for the national award)

Distinguished Alumni Award, Lake Erie College, 1994

Women in Leadership Award, Women's Way, 1993

Business Advocate for the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 1993

Philly Hall of Fame, Philadelphia Magazine, 1993

Mother-Friendly Business, UNICEF, 1993

First Prize “Most Perfectly Ridiculous,” Henri David Halloween Ball, 1992

Shining Example Award, PhilaPride, Inc., 1992

Human Rights Award, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, 1991


Seventy-five Greatest Living Philadelphians, award by the Philadelphia Eagles, 2007

Leadership, Inc.”Philadelphia’s Top 100 Connectors”, 2006

Oprah Magazine “5 Amazingly Gifted and Giving Food Professionals,” 2005

Inc. Magazine “25 Entrepreneurs We Love,” 2004

Philadelphia Magazine  “100 Most Powerful People in Philadelphia,” 2000

American Benefactor “America’s 25 Most Generous Companies,” 1998

Conde Nast Traveler  “Top 50 American Restaurants Worth Traveling to See,” 1993

Inc. Magazine  “Best Small Companies to Work For,” 1993.