Our Values & Motto

Posted on: March 9th, 2012 by admin No Comments


Our Values

The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation embraces these truths:



Each person has a unique reason for being, and some gift/talent to offer — Peace is for ALL people.



Hope is real. It begins with an attitude, and an attitude is a choice.



Peace is possible. It grows from our choices in thoughts, words, and deeds.



Peace is rooted in being ˜okay™ with who we are, which is possible when our basic needs are met.



Peace grows when the basic needs of all people are equitably met.


Peace is possible when we get to know our Community of Neighbors — our neighbors around the block and around the world.



Education is essential to understanding the diverse needs of all people.



Collaboration, communication, and mutual respect are essential to peace.



Each person can make choices that touch the future in a hopeful, peaceful way.



Celebrate Mattie’s philosophy: “Remember to play after every storm!”




Our Motto 




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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