Your invitation to the Golden Rule Awards Banquet on April 12

You, your family and friends are invited to join in in celebrating the 2018 Golden Rule Honorees and to be inspired and encouraged by their examples and stories.  This Golden Rule celebration is less than a month away…. Sell out expected!

We’re so pleased to announce the 2018 Golden Rule Honorees and why they are receiving an award:

MUHAMMAD ALI: Acknowledged around the world as an Ambassador of Peace, Muhammad Ali is receiving, posthumously, the Paul Eppinger Peace Golden Rule Award for his diligent long-term efforts in bringing cultures, religions, and countries together.




PASTOR MAGDALENA SCHWARTZ: An immigrant from Chile, Pastor Magdalena, (See her Facebook) through her thriving ministry and chaplaincy program, acts as a liaison and spokesperson between the Latino community and the police departments of Maricopa County, earning her the respect of other community and religious leaders, as well as the prestigious Darl Andersen Golden Rule Award.



MARILYN MURRAY: As an author, teacher and psychotherapist, Marilyn Murray created the renowned therapeutic process, The Murray Method, which she uses in the treatment of trauma of thousands of Russians in Moscow, and later with patients throughout the entirety of the former USSR, and now in over 37 countries around the world, thereby truly earning her the International Humanitarian Golden Rule Award.



ROSE MAPENDO: Having survived a horrifying ordeal in a Congolese death camp with her children, Rose created the Rose Mapendo Foundation whose mission is to empower women in the Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi to work together to end ethnic violence, counsel families devastated by brutality, and support refugees from the region, thus making Rose deserving of the Strengthening Families International Golden Rule Award.



PLAYWORKS: Through the use of “structured” school play, children learn to interact in empathetic and civil ways while simultaneously learning essential social and emotional skills that will benefit them in the classroom and in their future lives — earning Playworks, a much deserved Education Golden Rule Award.



Hall of Fame broadcaster Pat McMahon will be the Master of Ceremonies 





Special features during the event include:

  • Golden Rule Students of the Month, recognized since May on AZ TV7 – will share a few words of Golden Rule wisdom that will make your hearts smile.
  • Evie Clair, America’s Got Talent Finalist will sing during the event
  • MaddieRose Holler, Miss Arizona, will sing “God Bless America”


Full Event details:  (here)

Location: Mesa Convention Center, Centennial Hall, Building C,
201 North Center St., Mesa, AZ
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM, Faith Fair Reception, Silent Auction / 6:30 to 8:45 PM, Dinner, Program

Tickets: $720 / Table of 8, or $95/single ($60/Students)  GET TICKETS HERE.


Main Menu…

Salad:  Romaine & Radicchio Salad with Pecans, Mandarin Oranges & Pear Tomatoes, Citrus Vinaigrette

Entrée:  Chicken Scaloppini with Mushrooms & Onions in Basil Marinara

Vegetarian Entrée Option…
Portobello Mushroom Ravioli with Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo

Vegetable:  Creamy Mashed Potatoes / Green Beans / Rolls & Butter

Dessert: Black Tie Oreo Cake with Raspberry Coulis / Coffee Carafe on Each Table

Jain / Hare Krishna / Hindu Menu. . . 

Salad: Romaine & Radicchio Salad with Pecans, Mandarin Oranges & Pear Tomatoes, Citrus Vinaigrette (No Onions & Garlic),

Entrée: Vegetable Uthappam with Coconut Chutney, Dahl Curry, Navratan Korma

Vegetable: Brown Rice & Red Quinoa with Vegetables


Dessert:  Fresh Fruit Plate / Hot Tea with Milk