National Conflict Resolution Center Presents the 29th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner

National Conflict Resolution Center Presents the 29th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner
February, 2017 Client News

SAN DIEGO – Feb. 2, 2017 – National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) presents the 29th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 8, 2017 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. The event honors individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to conflict resolution nationally and locally. This event will support NCRC’s groundbreaking programming, including the Galinson Campus Civility Project, which teaches our nation’s future leaders to communicate across disputes with civility and inclusivity. The 2017 theme is “A Campaign for Civility.” Legendary sportscaster Dick Enberg will serve as event emcee.

Event honorees are:

“Teaching Tolerance,” the renowned Center’s award-winning multi-media platform for building an inclusive society, is empowering educators across the country to guide students away from bias and conflict and toward empathy and unity.

Basketball legend Bill Walton and his wife, Lori, have based their exceptional range of philanthropic service on their passionate belief in the value of civic spirit and the power of human aspiration.

Rachel Joy Scott’s posthumous legacy of kindness that emerged after her death in the Columbine High School massacre is transforming San Diego schools by disrupting patterns of bullying with a culture of compassion and civility.

“The National Conflict Resolution Center empowers people with effective communication skills and transforms cultures through conflict resolution,” said NCRC President Steven P. Dinkin. “As all of our honorees exemplify commitment to our core mission, we are proud to showcase their work.”

Guests may arrive early for cocktail hour to mingle with San Diego community leaders as well as the honorees. The dinner and program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and will include a keynote address from Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and a “raise the paddle” fundraising activity.

NCRC’s first National Peacemaker Award was given in 2005 to Ruth and Judea Pearl, the parents of slain reporter Daniel Pearl, for their efforts to build bridges between cultures and avoid the types of conflicts that ultimately led to their son’s death. Past National Honorees have included such prominent figures as University of California President Janet Napolitano, Congressman John Lewis, former presidential adviser David Gergen, and actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Tickets are available for $350 per person. Tables are available for $4,000. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, please contact Lisa Cole-Jones at 619-238-2400 ext. 222.

Event Calendar Details
National Conflict Resolution Center’s 29th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Registration and Cocktail Hour – 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Dinner and Awards – 7 to 9 p.m.
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, Calif. 92122
Business Attire is suggested
Tickets: $350 | Tables: $4,000
More info and to purchase tickets:

Sponsors for the 29th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner include:
Dinner Sponsor: SDG&E
National Award Sponsor: The Jaffe Family and Bobbie & Jon Gilbert
Philanthropy in Peacemaking Award Sponsor: Qualcomm
San Diego Award Sponsor: Jack McGrory
Printing and Design Sponsor: Procopio
Media Sponsor: KPBS
Other Support: Farrell Family Foundation; Phil’s BBQ; Scatena Daniels; U.S. Bank; Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP; Christopher Weil & Company, Inc.; Montesquieu Winery and Redfearn & Associates.

Event Dinner Chair Committee:
Joye Blount and Jessie J. Knight, Jr.
Carol and Jeffrey Chang
Phyllis and Dan Epstein
Peter Farrell
Christine Forester
Amy and Bill Geppert
Jeanne and Gary Herberger
Linda and Mel Katz
Rena Minisi and Rich Paul
Phil Pace
Pat and Chris Weil

About the National Conflict Resolution Center
National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) provides the resources, training and expertise to help people, organizations and communities around the world manage and solve conflicts, with civility. Built on the principle that every dispute has a solution, NCRC serves a variety of communities in both the public and private sectors – regionally, nationally and internationally. The organization’s mission is to resolve issues with the highest possible degree of civility and equitability to all parties involved.

NCRC was founded in 1983 by the University of San Diego Law Center and the San Diego County Bar Association. With more than 30 years of experience and over 20,000 cases managed, NCRC is recognized as an international leader in mediation instruction and conflict resolution. To learn more, donate or volunteer please call 619-238-2400 or visit Connect with NCRC on Facebook and Twitter.