American Patriot of Character Award
The American Patriot of Character Award recognizes citizens of great character whose leadership and service exemplify the very best of our nation's founding principles and ideals.

Richard Pieper, Sr.Richard Pieper to Receive the 2013 American Patriot of Character Award
The Character Education Partnership (CEP) is proud to announce that Richard R. Pieper, Sr, entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist, has been chosen to receive the 2013 American Patriot of Character Award.

Each year, the award is given to one American citizen whose leadership exemplifies the very best of our nation’s founding principles and ideals. It recognizes those who rise to the top of their chosen fields while upholding the highest ethical standards in service to the common good. The award will be presented at the 2013 National Forum on Character Education, Oct. 24-27, in Washington, DC.

Mr. Pieper is currently Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of PPC Partners, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, and Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in Indianapolis.

“In many ways, Mr. Pieper’s life story reflects the great American dream. Through hard work and perseverance, he turned a small mom and pop operation into a large and thriving business. Along the way, he also chose to give back in countless ways to help others. His work to develop virtuous citizenship in young people is especially noteworthy,” said Mark Hyatt, CEP’s President & CEO. Read press release >>