The 28th Annual Peacemaker Awards were held on:

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 
at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

Special Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year, the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) honors individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to conflict resolution nationally and locally. This year we were pleased to honor the achievements of these great awardees:

Honorary Chairs : Carol and Jeffrey Chang

National Peacemaker HonoreeRichard Dreyfuss


Through The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative, Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss teaches youth the importance of civil discussion and critical thinking regarding topics of national importance. With specialized programs aimed at helping young people understand our civic process, students gain an appreciation for civic values like civility, clarity of thought, and the need for dissent, debate and opposing views.  The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative is creating a group of future leaders who are able to come together to solve important and difficult problems, with civility.

Award Sponsored by
Qualcomm, Inc.


Philanthropy in PeacemakingLinda and Mel Katz

Linda and Mel Katz

Whether contributing to organizations that benefit the most vulnerable populations of women and girls, or the stewardship of a school developing collaborative problem solvers housed at the San Diego Central Library, long-time San Diego community leaders Linda and Mel Katz have made San Diego a better place to live through their leadership and advocacy.

Award Sponsored by
The Jaffe Familiy


San Diego Peacemaker Honoree :
Reclaiming the Community Album


Historically disenfranchised neighborhoods in Southeast San Diego, have put aside their differences to collaborate on a music album entitled Reclaiming the Community.  Rooted in a larger movement to empower residents of Southeast San Diego to be the catalysts of positive change in their community, the project is a symbol of hope and transformation.  It gives voice to the marginalized and forgotten, inspiring them to move forward, collaborate and create constructive change in their community.   

Award Sponsored by
Bobbie and Jon Gilbert


A Night to Stand Up and Give Back

The National Conflict Resolution Center Board, staff and volunteers are enormously grateful for the generosity of our guests at the 28th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner.  Those in attendance were given the opportunity to “Stand up and Give Back,” supporting NCRC’s work with some of the most vulnerable members of the San Diego Community. 
We are overwhelmed at the response to this opportunity: 132 individuals and the David C. Copley Foundation contributed over $140,000!  This generosity will have an enormous impact on the people we serve, enhancing lives and neighborhoods.  Thank you.


2016 PEACEMAKER Awards Sponsors


Dinner Sponsor
National Award Sponsor
San Diego Award Sponsor
Philanthropy in Peacemaking Sponsor
Media Sponsor
Printing & Design Sponsor