Thank you to everyone who joined to make this year’s virtual Peacemaker Awards celebration such a success. Our sponsors, host committee members, donors and attendees ensure that the National Conflict Resolution Center can continue to develop programs and trainings that offer us all A Path Forward as we work to overcome divisions to find solutions to communities’ most pressing problems. Thank you for helping us to celebrate this year’s honorees.
NATIONAL AWARD : Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Fauci is a true Peacemaker: He has worked in the administrations of seven presidents, both Republican and Democratic, and continues his service as President Biden’s chief medical adviser. He is also a skilled communicator whose confidence, credibility and calm demeanor give people a sense of hopefulness, even in challenging times. Public opinion surveys nationwide continue to name Dr. Fauci as the medical expert Americans trust most for timely and reliable information about the COVID-19 pandemic. He has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984.



Beth Sirull

Jewish Community Foundation


Christy Wilson

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation


Mark Stuart

San Diego Foundation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Diego Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation, and Rancho Santa Fe Community Foundation have raised nearly $70 million, addressing myriad needs including food security; childcare; computers and internet access; medical support; and workforce training. As the leaders of these foundations, Mark Stuart, Beth Sirull and Christy Wilson took swift action to secure donations and to put the money to use, on behalf of the most vulnerable San Diegans.

LOCAL AWARD : Nene & Ekene Okolo

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) has begun to come to terms with systemic racism on its elementary, middle school and high school campuses, thanks to the work of teenaged sisters Nene and Ekene Okolo. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests last spring and summer, they created an Instagram account, Black in PUSD, that’s drawn more than 1,200 posts detailing experiences of racism by students, faculty, staff and parents alike. It’s prompted the district to take action guided by Nene and Ekene including passage of a racial equity and inclusion plan and the addition of ethnic studies and ethnic literature courses.


Lori Walton


Una Davis & Jack McGrory

Host Committee Chairs


Johanna Afshani
and Robert Afra

Judy and Vincent Bartolotta

Rocio and Lorenzo Berho

Deborah and Shaun Boss

Roberta and Malin Burnham

Michelle and Art Candland

Jean and Rudy Castruita

Carol and Jeff Chang

James Davis

Bobbi Dinkin

Marci and Jeffrey Dinkin

Kelly and J.D. Douglas

Susanna and Michael Flaster

Tara Fuad and Steven Dinkin

Elaine Galinson
and Herbert Solomon

Joyce Gattas
and Jay Jeffcoat

Amy and Bill Geppert

Ann and Ben Haddad

Joan and Richard A. Heller

Jeanne Herberger

Lee and Christian Hulburt

Rachel Hurst
and Richard Clampitt

Jeffrey Isaacs

Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs

The Jaffe Family

Faith and Steve Jennings

Sue and Lyle Kalish

Julie and Tom Karlo

Linda and Mel Katz

Tina and Bill Logan

Connie Matsui
and Bill Beckman

Peter James MacCracken

Judy McDonald

Ann Navarra

Tracy and Chuck Nichols

Rena and Rich Paul

The Payne Family

Jeanne and Ted Roth

Dorian and Bill Sailer

Barbara Sawrey

Sheel and Peter Seidler

Teri Sforza and Jeff Light

Marcie Sinclair
and Andy Ratner

Carol and Jack Studebaker

Kathy Taylor
and Terry L. Atkinson

Debbie Turner

Jennifer and Tom Turner

Lori Walton

Sharon and David Wax

Abby and Ray Weiss

Claire and Philip Wise

Meryl and George Young

Dr. Kristiina Vuori



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