A Peace Hero is a well-recognized role model chosen by the Kids for Peace children. A Peace Hero lives by the words of our Peace Pledge. A Peace Hero contributes in a positive way and inspires us each to be our best self. A Peace Hero makes our world a better place.

R.J. Palacio, our 2018 Peace Hero

R. J. Palacio is the author/illustrator of children’s bestselling novel Wonder, which promotes a message of kindness, and has inspired the Choose Kind movement. The book was later adapted to film, where the story’s important message spread to an even larger audience!

We are thrilled to honor R.J. Palacio during an intimate and WONDERous event. We hope you can join us!


WONDERful dinner by Vigilucci’s Italian Cuisine

WONDERlicious dessert by Isabelle Briens French Pastry Cafe

WONDERous wine by world class wineries

Toe-tapping WONDERment

Devon Pinto 

Sage Creek High School Jazz Band featuring Kids for Peace member Ethan Hardy

WONDER-themed silent auction

A sneak peek into some of the WONDER

The Wonders of Music starring a Taylor Guitar

The Wonders of Date Night featuring a night out at the Belly Up and Jake’s Del Mar

The Wonders of Action Sports to be filmed with a new GoPro Hero 6

The Wonders of Reading proudly showcasing autographed children’s books

A surprise WONDERgift for all guests by Pura Vida Bracelets

…and much more!

Evening Agenda