Peacemaker Awards

THANK YOU TO OUR HONOREES, SPONSORS, AND ATTENDEES FOR MAKING THIS A WONDERFUL EVENT!

Our world is filled with conflict. At NCRC, we are dedicated to proving that, while conflict is inevitable, it is manageable on every level and in all environments. In addition to our daily efforts to build bridges, each year NCRC honors others who find ways to use the techniques of honest communication and work toward shared goals that lead to peaceful conflict resolution.

NATIONAL AWARD: Barbara F. Walter

New York Times best-selling author of “How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them”For sounding a clarion call for a new commitment to democracy and civility throughout the United States

LOCAL AWARD

Voices of Our City Choir

For fostering inclusivity and igniting hope in San Diego’s unsheltered community through the healing power of music, individualized care and advocacy

PHILANTHROPY AWARD

Rolf and Mary Benirschke

For a lifetime of charitable giving and collaboration to uplift and empower individuals and communities from all corners of society

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

NATIONAL PEACEMAKER
AWARD SPONSOR

PHILANTHROPY IN PEACEMAKING
AWARD SPONSORS

Dorian and Bill Sailer

LOCAL PEACEMAKER
AWARD SPONSORS

Bobbie and Jon Gilbert

MEDIA PARTNERS

EMCEE

Michael Brunker

HOST COMMITTEE CHAIRS

George and Meryl Young

HOST COMMITTEE

  • Johanna F. Afshani and Robert Afra
  • Roberta and Malin Burnham
  • Michelle and Art Candland
  • Jean Castruita and Dr. Rudy Castruita
  • Carol and Jeffrey Chang
  • James Davis
  • Una Davis and Jack McGrory
  • Marci and Jeff Dinkin
  • Roberta Dinkin
  • Tara Fuad and Steve Dinkin
  • Kelly and JD Douglas
  • Amy and Bill Geppert
  • Nancy M. Giberson, Ph.D.
  • Natalie and William Gore
  • Ann and Ben Haddad
  • Joan and Richard Heller
  • Jeanne Herberger
  • Rachel Hurst and Richard Clampitt
  • The Jaffe Family
  • Faith and Steve Jennings
  • Sue and Lyle Kalish
  • Linda and Mel Katz
  • Jack Lampl
  • Sandy and Jim Linthicum
  • Peter James MacCracken
  • Susan and Craig McClellan
  • Steve McIntee and Robert Meinzer
  • Rena Minisi and Richard Paul
  • Tracy and Chuck Nichols
  • Caroline and Jack C. Raymond
  • Jeanne and Ted Roth
  • Barbara Sawrey, Ph.D.
  • Karen and Jeffrey Silberman
  • Steven and Lera Smith
  • Jennifer and Tom Turner
  • Susy and Pedro Villegas
  • Kristiina Vuori
  • Sharon and David Wax
  • Pat and Christopher Weil

THE PEACEMAKER AWARDS HISTORY

Since the first Peacemaker Awards in 1989, NCRC has celebrated the accomplishments of many individuals and organizations for their ability to recognize a need for change, then craft a positive solution to the issue. NCRC has given awards to deserving recipients ranging from well-known elected officials and public figures to reformed gang members and tattoo artists. Knowing that peacemaking happens in a variety of ways, NCRC celebrates both large and small acts of successful conflict management. At the 2021 Peacemaker Awards, we were pleased to add Dr. Anthony Fauci, Nene and Ekene Okolo, and the heads of San Diego’s three community foundations, Beth Sirull, Mark Stuart and Christy Wilson to the list of awardees who actively support collaborative problem-solving and work to bridge divides to strengthen communities. By publicly acknowledging and celebrating these outstanding individuals and organizations, NCRC hopes the Peacemaker Awards will broadcast far and wide that there is hope for change and we must always strive to find positive solutions to conflict and violence.

CONTACT US TODAY

For more information about the
Peacemaker Awards, please contact:

Lily Goodwin
(619) 238-2400 x223

To join the Host Committee or find out more about
sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

COVID-19 Safety

For the safety of all guests, all attendees must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event.