Make a Difference Award

The Make a Difference Award is presented to an internationally recognized individual or organization that has made a significant impact, improving people's lives throughout the world for a period of at least five years. Improvement can be measured by actions, deeds, the ability to motivate others to work toward helping individuals less fortunate, or a combination of these factors.  

Award Details:
  • Nominations may be submitted by any current dues paying member of People to People International and must include a description of how the nominee meets the criteria for this award, along with biographical information about the nominee.
  • Current members of the Board of Trustees are not eligible for consideration.   
  • Nominations for the Make a Difference Award must be received at PTPI World Headquarters by April 1.
Past recipients include Eunice Kennedy Shriver (2010), Gary Sinise (2008), Operation Smile (2007) and Olympian Rafer Johnson (2002). View the full list of recipients>