Purpose: This award recognizes exceptional service in the cause of peacemaking and in improving people’s lives while building ties between the Delaware Chapter region and communities abroad. People to People Delaware Chapter (PTPDE) is a non-governmental organization with 501 c (3) status. The award reflects the highest level of achievement in attaining the goals of People to People as defined by the Mission of PTPDE:
"People to People International was originally founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 to foster contact, communication, and the exchange of ideas between citizens of the United States and other lands; to improve individual understanding, to bridge international barriers; and to establish a force for friendship to assist mankind in his quest for peace. Within this broad framework, the Delaware Chapter shall be committed to the principle of cooperation with groups and organizations of similar orientation whenever possible, and shall initiate chapter programs and projects which will contribute to the respect for the dignity of man and world peace".
Selection Criteria: The honoree must be an individual or group of individuals residing in the region served by the Delaware Chapter (PTPDE), or have significant ties to this region, or be a governmental agency with significant ties to this region. Elected public officials (federal, state or local) are not eligible to receive this award.
a. The Delaware Chapter member making the nomination must have personal knowledge of the individual or of the group of individuals service that merits this award. If the nominee is an organization or government agency, the Delaware Chapter member making the nomination must have personal knowledge of that agency or organization’s works of service.
b. This award will be given for service of at least 5 years within the last 10 years. While commendable, service that has taken place prior to within the last ten years, will not be considered for this award.