Currently alive, at 50 years of age.
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1989 – She founded Teach for America.
1991 – She received the Kilby Young Innovator Award and the Jefferson Award for Public Service.
1993 – Kopp is the youngest person and the first woman to receive Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award.
1994 – Aetna’s Voice of Conscience Award recepient, also she recieved the Citizen Activist Award from the Gleitsman Foundation.
– In December, Time Magazine recognized her as one of the forty most promising leaders under 40.
1995 – Honorary doctorate degree Connecticut College and Drew University.
2000 – Honorary doctorate degree from Princeton University.
2001 – Honorary doctorate degree from Smith College.
2003 – She was appointed to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and to the Advisory Board of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
– Kopp has received Child magazine’s Children’s Champion Award, the Clinton Center Award for Leadership and National Service, the Schwab Foundation’s Outstanding Social Entrepreneur Award.
2004 – Honorary doctorate degree from Pace University and Mercy College.