2017 Feed The Peace Awards

2017 honored Texas music legend Jerry Jeff Walker and the inspiring runner and community leader, Gilbert Tuhabonye. Musical guests included The Trishas, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jack Ingram, Bruce Robison, Randy Rogers, Darden Smith and friends.


Author of the classic song "Mr. Bojangles", Jerry Jeff Walker has recorded 40 albums and performed across America and around the world for five decades. Jerry Jeff's Tried & True Foundation is dedicated to music education and health care for musicians.


A survivor of genocide in his native Burundi, Gilbert Tuhabonye is a long distance runner and coach who leads and inspires others to believe that they can achieve anything, regardless of circumstances or obstacles. Gilbert's Gazelle Foundation funds and builds water projects that delivers clean water to over 70,000 in his native country, Burundi.


  • Live auction had record results which were amplfied by a full match of every winning bid by the Event Chair Steve Kuhn of ASK Charitable Foundation.

  • Kenyan SkySafari funded a large classroom, library and computer lab at a remote Kenyan High School

  • Collings Guitar (custom made by the great Austin guitar company and signed by Paul Simon) funded construction of new Kenyan preschools

  • Raise Your Hand for Clean Water (with multiple matches of every $1,000 donation) funded water projects in Kenya and a large community school water system in Burundi, built in partnership with Gilbert's Gazelle Foundation.

  • Jerry Jeff followed a beautiful new love song with a wonderful rendition of his classic hit, "Mr. Bojangles."


2016 Feed The Peace Awards


The Valentines evening was romantic and fun with a stellar auction, interactive photo booth and lively performances. 

See an archive of gala photos and past honorees here.

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