Join us virtually for the celebration of 2022 Leadership Award recipient DeVone Boggan

DeVone Boggan, Founder & CEO of Advance Peace, was recently named as one of the 2022 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award recipients. The Award comes with a $250,000 grant and other resources – including a mural commemorating Advance Peace’s work created by artist John Horton.

Due to unforeseen challenges with the mural and event location, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the event until further notice. We will update this page with more information soon. Thank you for your patience.


About the Mural:

“Listen” The theme of this mural is Transforming Lives, and the good work that DeVone Boggan, and people like him at Advance Peace and others are doing every day, helping others, listening to them, and uplifting them. The artwork features vibrant colors and a scene based on a photo of community members interacting with local youth, speaking to them in a positive way, and helping to guide them in the right direction towards the future. In the background, the city of Richmond is depicted in artist John Horton’s signature vibrant colors and geometric shapes. A few small but special acknowledgements to DeVone’s beloved family members are placed in different areas, along with the Advance Peace logo and RPAL logos to the side.