The Springside Alumnae Association presents this year’s Young Alumna Award to Morgan Berman, Class of 2004. This award recognizes the achievements of alumnae who have graduated within the past 20 years and reflects a demonstrated excellence in a career or service to the community.
After graduating from Springside, Morgan went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary. In 2014, she received a Master of Science degree in sustainable design from Philadelphia University, where she focused on interactive and industrial design within the broader context of founding her company MilkCrate. Prior to starting her business, she worked as a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and as an educator and advocate in women’s health.
Morgan is the CEO of MilkCrate, which launched in 2014. MilkCrate allows funders like family foundations, institutional funders, and corporate philanthropists to provide their nonprofit program grantees a tool to better engage their participants while generating instant impact metrics to report back to stakeholders. She has built a company after years in the nonprofit world and channeled her work there and what she saw was needed. Now she and her team build affordable gamified apps for nonprofits. Their client list includes the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Committee of Seventy, The Cultural Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, and SafeBAE - all organizations making the world a better place and now they use their MilkCrate powered apps for their program members, students or volunteers. MilkCrate’s solution makes doing good accessible and trackable - two things Morgan is very passionate about.
Morgan has presented at Forbes 30 Under 30, was listed by the UN Foundation as one of the “Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch” in the world, and was invited to the White House for policy talks. She joined the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper to help advance social entrepreneurship in Philadelphia and she serveson the board of Philly Startup Leaders and the Philadelphia chapter of the international entrepreneurship organization, Alma Links, to help open doors for other entrepreneurs who like Morgan needed to build her network to help her launch MilkCrate.
She is also a member of the SCH Young Alumni Council and mentors SCH students in CEL.