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Charleston 2018 Atlantic Peace & Dialogue Awards Ceremony

Date: April 23, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm.

Venue: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403



Boulware Michael Boulware Moore

Michael Boulware Moore is the President and CEO of the International African American Museum. The $100 million museum, located at Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston, will be a unique center of learning where individuals, families, and groups will advance their understanding and appreciation of American History, particularly the role of African Americans in creating the country we know today. Standing at Gadsden’s Wharf, the sacred spot where 48.1% of enslaved Africans entered the United States, IAAM will tell the complete and accurate story of the pain, struggle, and incredible triumph of a race of people that built the very fabric of our Nation.

Michael is a seasoned business and community leader, board member, and author. He has experience both leading iconic global brands and smaller, entrepreneurial companies. Michael is a thought leader on both brand strategy and consumer behavior, and social justice and African American history. He has degrees from Syracuse and Duke Universities.

Michael is married, the father of four sons, and lives in Mount Pleasant, SC.




2018 Awardees - Atlantic Peace & Dialogue Awards

Peace and Dialogue Award:


Tina L. Singleton

Tina L. Singleton is the founder of Transformation Table LLC, created in response to a speech Bernice King made at an event at the Gilliard Center commemorating the one year anniversary of the massacre at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, SC. Ms. King challenged the Charleston community to fight hate making meaningful efforts to understand and love one another despite all sort of would-be dividing factors such as race, ethnicity, religion. Tina answered that call, and since November 2016, she has hosted monthly 10-person dinners with strangers in diverse community members’ homes aimed at shaking up prejudices, preconceived ideas and stereotypes that often prevent genuine human connection. Tina recently shared the concept of dining with strangers as a speaker at TEDxCharleston, and is currently a Creative in Residence at Local Works in Charleston, SC. She lives on James Island.

Media and Communications Award:


Colleen Troy

Colleen Troy is the president and founder of Touchpoint Communications, a Charleston-based public relations firm focused on community building. The firm places a premium on doing work that matters, and has helped drive numerous movements forward, including smoke free workplace laws in Charleston, efforts to preserve fragile eco-systems all over South Carolina, health and human service improvements and numerous others. Pro bono work has focused on efforts to end gun violence, to connect former felons to meaningful work, and to help children acquire healthy habits. Colleen serves on the boards of the Coastal Community Foundation and One80 Place. She is also an adjunct professor of marketing at the College of Charleston. She has been married for 27 years and has two children aged 17 and 23.



Public and Community Service Award:

Jennet Robinson Alterman
Jennet Robinson Alterman is a native of Charleston and is the President and CEO of

J. Robinson Alterman LLC., a consulting practice that specializes in assisting nonprofit boards in diversifying revenue streams as well as organizations in developing leadership and entrepreneurial training programs for women. She is married to noted photographer Jack Alterman.

Ms. Alterman has worked in television broadcasting, state and federal government and the non-profit sector. She has an extensive background in international development having served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan, Peace Corps Country Director in Swaziland and the Interagency Coordinator for Peace Corps worldwide. During her tenure on Peace Corps staff she worked on projects in over 40 countries.

In 2001 she accepted the position as Executive Director of the Center for Women, a women’s development center established in 1990. During her tenure the Center for Women became the largest and most comprehensive women’s development center in S.C. The Center was recognized with the Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management from the S.C. Association of Non-Profit Organizations (2005), an Oprah’s Angel Network Grant (2006), 4 years as the Family Circle Cup Charity of Choice (2006 – 2009), the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce 1773 award for the Public/Non-Profit Sector (2009) and People Against Rape’s Outstanding Victim Service Program (2009). In 2011 the Center was awarded a 5year $750,000 grant from the US Small Business Administration to develop the SC Women’s Business Center

Ms. Alterman currently serves as the Chair of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, Chair of the City of Charleston Commission on Women, Vice Chair of the Charleston County Housing Authority Board, and is on the board of the Spaulding Paolozzi Foundation. Previously she served on the boards of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Trident Urban League Board, the Tricounty Workforce Investment Board, the Footlight Players and many other community based organizations. She is a South Carolina delegate to Vision 2020.

In December 2008 Ms. Alterman gave the College of Charleston commencement address and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. In 2012 Charlie magazine named Ms. Alterman as one of its 50 most progressive Charlestonians.

For her work in promoting women entrepreneurs Ms. Alterman received the 2011 Women/Minority Entrepreneur of the Year award from the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and in 2013 was named the S.C Women in Business Advocate of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.