"Working with the Peace Corps should not be like working with another government agency. We have a special mission which can only be accomplished if everyone believes in it and works for it in a manner consistent with the ideals of service and volunteerism."
-- R. Sargent Shriver
The Milwaukee Peace Corps Association is pleased to offer the Sargent Shriver Award for Community Service and Volunteerism. The annual award was created in 2011 by the MPCA in honor of Sargent Shriver, founding director of the Peace Corps from 1961 to 1966. The award recognizes Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in southeast Wisconsin who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and improving their community through volunteer work.
This year's award will be presented to Milwaukee County Treasurer, Dan Diliberti. Diliberti and his wife, Ann, served in the Peace Corps in Chile from 1969-71, where they helped build houses and community centers. They followed that by volunteering with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) in 1972, working for community organizations on Milwaukee's south side. This award is the latest for him in a long list of honors, awards and citations from neighborhood organizations, councils, business clubs, and state and local government recognizing his enduring commitment to volunteerism and public service.
Before his election as Milwaukee County Treasurer in 2005, Diliberti represented Milwaukee’s 8th District for 12 years, serving as Chair of the Parks, Finance and Intergovernmental Relations committees, and Vice-Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. He has also served on the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (1994-2004); as staff member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors (1984-1991); Director of the Inner City Development Project – South (1980-1983); and Director of Campus and Community Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) (1977-1979).
RPCVs can be nominated by an organization they have worked with, people they have served, colleagues, friends, family or other RPCVs. A charitable contribution of $500 will be made in the name of each awardee to the non-profit organization of their choice.
To nominate an RPCV, please include the following information:
Nominations are due by October 31 of each year, and should be sent to:
Milwaukee Peace Corps Association, Inc. (MPCA)
P.O. Box 511322
Milwaukee, WI 53203-0221
Questions? Contact the MPCA Grants and Giving Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.