The 31st Annual Peacemaker Awards took place on:

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel

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:


Click Here to Watch Father Boyle’s inspiring speech at our Peacemaker Awards Dinner!

National Peacemaker Award : Rev. Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries


Based in Los Angeles, Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the nation. 

Father Boyle is the author of the New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, which was named one of the Best Books of 2010 by Publishers Weekly and received the PEN Center USA 2011 Creative Nonfiction Award.

Father Boyle is the subject of Academy Award winner Freida Lee Mock’s 2012 documentary, G-Dog.  He has received the California Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.  In 2014, the White House named Father Boyle a Champion of Change.  He received the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the James Beard Foundation, the national culinary-arts organization. 

Philanthropy in Peacemaking Honoree : Malin Burnham


Leading through visionary philanthropy with a passionate commitment to community before self. Malin Burnham’s name has been synonymous with San Diego civic leadership and philanthropy for decades. His name graces the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and USD Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. He was Selected as “Mr. San Diego” in 1998 and “Philanthropist of the Year” in 2000. Throughout the years, Burnham also has been active behind the spotlight sharing his wisdom, mentoring local non-profit leaders.

The Local Peacemaker Award : KPBS & NCRC Community Heroes


Steve Binder, Homelessness


Imam Taha Hassane, Civility in Politics.


Bishop Cornelius Bowser, Gun Violence Prevention.


Kim Sontag-Mulder, Gender Equity. 


Guests had the special opportunity to generously support NCRC’s groundbreaking work with San Diego's youth and contribute to the Avoiding the Pipeline to Prison campaign.

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