Past Peace Prize Recipients

Past Peace Prize Recipients

Year Recipient Featured Speaker
2019

Witness for Peace Southeast

A politically independent, grassroots organization made up of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience.

Rob Christensen

Columnist for The News & Observer

2018

Learning Outside

Gives children experiences in outdoors.

Gene Nichol Boyd

Tinsley Distinguished Professor University of North Carolina

2017

International Focus

Hosts international exchange programs and sponsors annual International Festival in Raleigh

Tom Vitaglione

Adjunct Professor Department of Maternal and Child Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. RPCV Malawi

2016

The Refugee Center

Established to facilitate the transition of local refugees to a new life in our community by providing them services

Richard Harrill

Executive Director, Campus Y, University of North Carolina

2015

Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County

Helps Hispanic community in understanding and communicating with English-speaking neighbors.

Barry Saunders

Columnist for the News & Observer

2014

Community Empowerment Fund

Address systemic barriers faced by homeless and working poor.

Glenn Blumhorst

President National Peace Corps Association. RPCV Guatemala

2013

4 the World

Collaborates with communities across the globe to solve health and educational needs

Matt Nash

Executive Director Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University. RPCV Romania

2012

Achievement Academy

A free, non-profit school for students pursuing their GED. Changing Lives through Education.

Honorable Sarah Parker

Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. RPCV Turkey

2011

Uniting NC

Envisions a state and a nation in which all people, including immigrants, have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential, engage with their community, and fully contribute their talents – expanding prosperity & wellbeing for all

Dr. Jack Allison

Professor of Emergency Medical Care, College of Health & Human Sciences, Western Carolina University. RPCV Malawi

2010

USCRI US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

For over 100 years advanced the rights and lives of those who have lost or left their homes.

Stephen R. Kelley

Diplomat in Residence Duke University

2009

Source Force

Caring ministry for HIV/AIDS and cancer victims living at or below the poverty line.

Allison Prager

Master of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing candidate at West Virginia University. RPCV Lesotho

2008

Nourish International

Nourish offers University of North Carolina students one of the most innovative and impactful student-led internship opportunities while focusing on student development and giving students autonomy in order to foster their growth as leaders.

Jody Olsen

The 20th Director of the Peace Corps. RPCV Tunisia

2007 None awarded  
2006

My Sister’s House

Provides support services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Nash and Edgecombe counties

Honorable Sarah Parker

Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. RPCV Turkey

2005 Center for Participatory Change  
2004 High Country Amigos  
2003 Durham-San Ramon Sister Communities  
2002 El Centro Hispano  
2001 SEEDS South Easton Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces  
2000 Friends of Glenwood Library  
1999 Student Action with Farmworkers