The Lois & Walter Capps Project honors the legacies of two individuals whose shared dedication to the advancement of a humane and enlightened society, the enrichment of civic culture, and service to community spans more than five decades.
Phyllis de Picciotto
Sen. Bob Kerrey
“Making peace is harder than making war. The Lois & Walter Capps Project is helping us make peace.”
Bob Kerrey – Former U.S. Senator and Governor, Medal of Honor Recipient,
Board of Directors
Member At Large
“‘Who is your neighbor?’ This defining question shapes and determines the state of the world. The Lois & Walter Capps Project's goal is to help us truly communicate with each other so that we may find common ground to live in love, peace, and harmony. Everyone is our neighbor.”
Marilyn Tam – Founder of Us Foundation, former CEO of Aveda Corp., former President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, former Vice President of Nike Inc., Author, Lois & Walter Capps Project Advisor
"More than ever we need to support the mission and goals of the Lois & Walter Capps Project. Hopefully what this project can accomplish locally will spread like a virus to the national level, and we will return to a day where we all show respect and civility to others regardless of their point of view on any particular issue."
Mike Stoker – Attorney at Law, Lois & Walter Capps Project Advisor
"I can't think of a better endeavor than the Los & Walter Capps Project to fill the crucial role of bringing people together to listen and to talk about the things that both divide us and bind us."
Jennifer Ferro – KCRW President, Lois & Walter Capps Project Advisor
"The Lois & Walter Capps Project is about rebuilding the very foundation of democracy - authentic and constructive dialogue among diverse groups and individuals, working together for the common good. It is, in short, a much needed vehicle to restore democracy and rebuild our institutions of self government, starting at the local level."
Bill Cirone – Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools (Ret.), Lois & Walter Capps Project Board Member
"As our world becomes more fractured and our information more customized, it is too easy to hide behind our assumptions about others. The Lois & Walter Capps Project is working to bring together disparate individuals to engage in constructive dialogue, to dig beneath difference, and to find surprising commonalities."
Gwyn Lurie – Human Rights Watch Santa Barbara Chapter Co-Chair, Screenwriter, Lois & Walter Capps Project Advisor