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2014 Peace and Dialogue Dinner.

In 2014, The Atlantic Institute organized three major dinners held in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. The theme of this dinner was, "Kindness without Borders: Open Eyes, Open Hearts in Our Global Village" People from all walks of life participated in this event and heard from well knowledged KeyNote Speakers. As a community, each city nominated their own individuals for three awards:

Peace and Dialogue Award, Public and Community Service Award, Media and Communications Award

Charleston Atlantic Peace and Dialogue Awards Dinner, Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thank you to all who attended our Annual Atlantic Peace and Dialogue Awards Dinner! It was a wonderful program, and we appreciated all who were able to attend as our guests and award winners. The Atlantic Institute Charleston Branch was pleased to host its Annual Atlantic Peace and Dialogue Awards Dinner on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Marriott with the theme of "Kindness Without Borders: Open Eyes, Open Hearts in Our Global Village".

The Master of Cermony for the evening was Dr. Scott Segrest Assistant Professor of Political Science, Citadel. He introduced our Keynote Speakers Dr. Steven D. Morgan, Advisory Board Member, Atlantic Institute and Honorable State Senator John Matthews, who delivered wonderful insights and personal experiences about Kindness. This year we had the Awards ceremony and the Peace and Dialogue Award went to Nicholas B. Gavalas, Co-founder of The Gavalas Kolanko Foundation. The Public and Community Service Award went to David T. Ginn, President & CEO, Charleston Regional Development Alliance. And the Media & Communications Award went to Raphael James, News Anchor for WCSC's Live Five News.

 

Columbia Atlantic Peace and Dialogue Awards Dinner, Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thank you to all who attended 7th Annual Atlantic Peace and Dialogue Awards Dinner! It was a wonderful program, and we appreciated all who were able to attend as our guests and award winners. The Atlantic Institute Columbia Branch was pleased to host its 7th Annual Atlantic Peace and Dialogue Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Capital City Club with the theme of "Kindness Without Borders: Open Eyes, Open Hearts in Our Global Village".

The Master of Cermony for the evening was Carolyn Callahan from WISTV. She introduced our Keynote Speakers JoAnn Turnquist, President & CEO, Central Carolina Community Foundation and Gaetano Acerra, Sumter Police Department & The Officer Acerra Children's Foundation, who delivered wonderful insights and personal experiences about Kindness. This year we had the Awards ceremony and the Peace and Dialogue Award went to Mac Bennett, President & CEO, United Way of Midlands. The Public and Community Service Award went to Samuel Tenenbaum, President, Palmetto Health Foundation. And the Media & Communications Award went to Linda O'Bryon, President & Chief Executive Officer, ETV South Carolina.

 

Greenville Atlantic Peace and Dialogue Awards Dinner, 2014

The Atlantic Institute's organizes multiple events throughout the year promoting intercultural and interfaith understanding between people from all backgrounds. The motto of the organization is to "Create a Legacy of Understanding" Once a year the Atlantic Institute holds an Annual Peace and Dialogue Awards Dinner in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, as do their sister organizations in four other states. The purpose of the dinner is to bring together people from all various backgrounds together for an evening of food and dialogue around a timely topic; and to celebrate the achievements of those in Our Community that are doing the work of "Creating Understanding"

This year's theme is "Kindness without Borders, Open Eyes, Open Hearts in Our Global Village, the event was MC'd by Geoff Hart with WYFF4. Mr Gene Krcelic from the Premier Foundation gave the Keynote Speech on this theme. His discussion of the ups and downs of his business world, his turn to doing charity work and the butterfly effect he shared with all of us...not to mention his rap song at the end...held the audience's vivid attention and got a standing ovation.

There are three Categories of awards that the Atlantic Institute recognizes individuals for: Peace and Dialogue, Public and Community Service and Media and Communications. The Atlantic Institute gathered nominations from the community and then had the committee members blind vote for the winners of each category.

Kinneil Coltman, ​Chief Diversity Officer, Greenville Health System & University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville​ ​was awarded the Peace and Dialogue Award because of her ​steadfast commitment to Diversity & Inclusion.

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