Press Releases & News Links

Posted on: April 22nd, 2012 by jeni No Comments


2018 April

An interview with Roger Daltrey
(Mattie Peacemaker Award recipient)
by Markos Papadatos HERE…  


2017 July

Peace Day…


2017 April

Mattie’s Peacemaker Award – Ndaba Mandela


2017 March

Mattie’s mom honored with


2016 November

- My Hero Honors Jeni Stepanek
 — with 2016 Humanitarian Award


2016 September 

- Jeni Stepanek featured on Oprah Winfrey Network
—- Super Soul Sunday Short
—– “Celebrate 83! A Bucket List with Hope”  

2016 April

- Former US President Jimmy Carter accpets
—- 2016 WAFF Mattie J.T. Stepaenk Peacemaker Award

2015 July

- Georgia Southwestern Collaborates with 
Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm
- Notable Lives Worth Reading About
Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie Stepanek

2015 April

-Why Leaders Should Think Like Teenagers
by Simon Cohen for Entrepreneur

2015 Feburary

- 2015 RCI Mattie Scholarship Application released


2014 August

-Orioles and Nats — considering loyalties (w/Mattie)
-Billy Gilman – Part Two (his work with Mattie included)


2014 July

Congress Approves Resolution Honoring Mattie’s
Life & Legacy, and Supporting National Peace Day Journey
-TRC11 News: Mattie’s Peace Day Campaign & Peace Gathering
-DCFOX5 News: Mattie’s LegacyPeace Gathering, & Peace Day Petition 
-Mattie Peace Day Petition Moves to Resolution on Capitol Hill! (July 17, 2014)
-Mattie Stepanek Peace Day in Rockville, MD — Proclamation
-Rockville Gazette: Mattie’s Foundation Campaign for National Peace Day


2014 June

-NCPD Reception flyer for Mattie’s 10 Year Memorial Mass
-EWTN The World Over interview (Raymond Arroy on Mattie’s Legacy) 
 —- (link to flyer here…)
 —- (link to INTERVIEW video here…)  
-Mattie’s Life & Legacy — Commemorative Events & Campaigns
-Huffington Post: Oprah Remembers Remarkable Child Poet and 
 ”Prophet of Our Time’ – Mattie Stepanek (10 year anniversary) 
-GSW’s Rosalynn Carter Institute Names the Mattie J.T.Stepanek
—–Caregiving Scholarship Winners for 2014 


2014 May

-10 Ways to Celebrate a Legacy —
-Mattie & Melinda Bill (H.R. 4605) Re-introduced in Congress
-Young Authors (incl. Mattie) Inspiring Others… news article… 


2014 March

-Emmanuel Jal honored with
2014 WAFF Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award


2013 December

-Peace Club Kid Kaylee Dobbins: Top Ten Interesting People List
—–DC Spotlight Newspaper


2013 November

-EWTN: Jeni Stepanek on faith, disability, and her son Mattie
—–who posthumously received an NCPD leadership award 
-Mattie Stepanek receives NCPD Youth Leadership Award
-Mattie’s “Unity” quote inspires youth in Pennsylvania


2013 August

-King  Farm Chronicle: two articles posted
---30 New Bricks Installed in Mattie’s Park
-Ingleside at King Farm: Peace Journey Begins


2013 July

-Celebrating Mattie’s 23rd Birthday
-Ingleside Links with Mattie’s Foundation
—- Moving Toward Becoming Peace Community
-Mattie’s Legacy Endures at King Farm:
—–First Adult Community Seeks Peace Certification!
-Bob & Laurin Balkam Introduce Mattie’s Message and
—-Peace Certification to Ingleside at King Farm
-A Walk through the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park 
-RCI Announces 2013 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Scholarship Recipients 


2013 May

-Pangborn Elementary School — Peace Certification
–– Mama Peace Inspires K-5 Students
-Article on our Peace Seeker Spotlight: 3 1/2 year old Ireland MacKinnon
– published in Prince Edward Island, Canada


2013 February

DC Spotlight: Remembering Micah — Mattie’s Service Dog


2013 January

-WAFF Honors Adam Lambert, Jeni Stepanek, Daniel Stern
-Examiner article re: WAFF Gala
-HuffPost Article/Photos re: WAFF Gala
-Examiner news/photo collage re: WAFF Gala


2012 December

-Just Thoughts — On Interrupted Peace


2012 November

On Giving and Thanks (King Farm Chronicle)


2012 October

-Is Peace on our To Do List (King Farm Chronicle)


2012 September

-Rosalynn Carter Institute Announces
 -2012 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship Winners
-Why Mattie’s Foundation Matters (King Farm Chronicle)


2012 August

-TV Guide and OWN name Mattie one of the Top 25 Oprah Show Moments 
-Mattie Listed with Shelley, Tennyson, Frost, Angelou, as Notable Poets
-Mattie’s Poetry Translation Celebrated as Among Best in Vietnam 
-Mattie’s Foundation: King Farm Chronicle — For Our World


2012 July
 Mattie’s Foundation: King Farm News and History!
—-(items on each of the 4 pages excerpted from the July 2012 issue)
2012 May
 Haagen-Dazs Shop Unveils Local Landmark Mural (Includes Mattie’s Park)


2012 April
 Catholic Standard: Mattie Stepanek Recalled as Messenger of Peace and Hope


2012 April
 Peace Activist Mattie Stepanek Celebrated in New Rap Song 


2011 November

Jeni Stepanek Awarded Pax Christi Peacemaker of the Year Award 


2011 October

 2011 RCI Mattie J.T. Stepanek Scholarship Recipients

2011 September
Re-Air: Oprah Winfrey Celebrates Mattie as one of her Most Memorable Guests

2011 August
2011 Peace Celebration in Mattie’s Park
2011 August
 Mattie Stepanek Week Proclamation


2011 August
 Mattie Stepanek Week Proclaimed by City of Rockville 


2011 July: Offers Multi-year Print Credit to Mattie’s Foundation


2011 June
Messenger Book Reaches NY Times Bestseller List


2011 June

 O Magazine: How Mattie Inspired Oprah


2011 May
 Oprah Winfrey Celebrates Mattie as one of her Most Memorable Guests


2010 October

2010 RCI Mattie J.T. Stepanek Scholarship Recipients


 2010 June
USA Today: Mattie Stepanek’s “Heartsongs” Debuts at Carnegie Hall
 2009 November
 Jeni Stepanek Receives Dean’s Award During UMD Alumni Celebration
 2009 Fall
 -Books to Read: Messenger — Brave Hearts, Laid Bare
 -Inside Look at Former MDA National Goodwill Ambassador
 2009 May
 UMD Alumna Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D. to Write Son’s Biography


2008 Fall
 -Composer Pepper Choplin Sets Mattie’s Words to Music 
 -Mattie’s Park, MDA Quest Article (Fall, 2008)
2007 Summer
 Mattie’s Park, Mattie’s Mom, MDA Updates


2007 June
LynnCo Sponsors Mattie’s Peace Book in TN Schools


2007 May
USA Today: Top 25 Lives of Indelible Impact (Mattie #17)


2006 Summer
-The Peacemaker’s Journey
=Mattie’s Heartsongs Live On! MDA Quest Article
-Soul of a Poet Lives On (Scholastic News)


2005 Summer

-MDA Mattie Fund Provides Research Fellowship 
-Mattie and Mattie’s Mom in the News: MDA Updates
 -Mattie’s Heartsongs Live On (MDA Quest article)
-Groundbreaking for Mattie’s Park Catholic Standard


2004 August

-Goodbye to a Poet (People Magazine)
-Jeni Stepanek Speaks on Mattie’s Behalf at IAFF Convention
-Mattie is honored posthumously with the
—-NuSkin Force for Good Lifetime Achievement Award


2004 June

-Jimmy Carter’s Eulogy for Mattie Stepanek (June 2004)
- Celebrating the Courage of Mattie (Washington Post)
IAFF Says Goodbye to Good Friend Mattie Stepanek 
-Mattie’s Funeral, Catholic Standard 
-Sorrowful Goodbye to Mattie Stepanek (CBS News)
-Funeral Services Held for Mattie Stepanek (8News Now)


 2003-2003 (Misc)
-Mattie’s Message to Business Leaders (Catholic Standard)
-Music with a Heart (Scholastic News)
-Poems of Hope (Weekly Reader)
-Super Kid Peace Heroes (Appleseeds)
-Gilman Gives Stepanek’s ‘Heartsongs’ a Musical Voice


2002 (Misc)

-Words of Courage (People Magazine)
-Mattie & Jeni Stepanek Receive Rocky Stone Award
-Magical MattieMDA Quest Article
-Calling All Poets (Scholastic News Cover Story)
-Poetry from the Heart (Weekly Reader)
-Soul of a Poet (Scholastic News)
-Hot Property (People Magazine)


2001 November – December

- An Ailing Boy Gains a New Life in Poetry (Washington Post)
- Songs from an Innocent Heart… (Philly Post)


2001 October


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January Spotlight

May 5 at Botanero

Cinco de Mayo Partnership Fiesta - FREE ENTRY - All Day Happy Hour & food specials, Music by DJ Genius, ZamDance performances -- join us for a fundraising party that celebrates peace and acceptance! Read more...

June 2 at Dawson's

Mosaics & Music: Make Peace the News -- join us for wine & apps, music & mosaic unveiling, conversation & celebration at a fundraising gathering to promote peace! Early Bird Tickets $25 ($30 at the door). Read more...

June 21 and 22

Celebrating Mattie’s life & legacy – 15-year anniversary Mass on June 22 (11 am) at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Derwood, MD, followed by a reception hosted by Mattie's Guild - ALL ARE WELCOME. Read more...

July 13 in King Farm

2019 Peace Day Celebration – join us for a FREE street fair (1-5 pm), all day food & drink specials (1-8 pm), and a Happy Hour Dance Party (5-8 pm) – arts, crafts, music, performers, cake, moon bounce… Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek