The Foundation


The Truce Foundation of The USA is inspired by the ancient Olympic Truce; which was revived in 1993 for the modern era. And since affirmed by the United Nations General Assembly on different occasions, to support the safe passage and participation of all concerned with the Games.

Founded by senior U.N. and U.S. diplomat Hugh Dugan, we are a private non-profit organization promoting, honoring and elevating through sporting and other notable events, and at large, the spirit of the ancient Olympic Truce within the hearts and minds of America’s citizens and people across the world.

At special ceremonies and through various live presentations, the Foundation awards truce bearers: statesmen and citizens promoting the essence of the Truce, including in and around the Olympic Games and equally high profile sporting and other events.

We have made elevating cultural contributions of well-received kinds, including offerings of bodies of written, spoken & visual poetry such as Ultramarine, around AC35, The 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda. Peace~ability for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and the global PyeongChang Forum for the Earth and its Citizens. Composed and curated by our Poet Laureate, the plein air poet & poetorialist Colin Goedecke. Our next engagement is for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.

At the most international level, the International Olympic Truce Foundation (established by the International Olympic Committee, the IOC) promotes and advances the Olympic Truce between countries. 

In the spirit, the essence, of Olympism, translated to our modern times, we in turn recognize and support higher-minded efforts not only between countries but also and especially between citizens, between communities, between social groups and others, and within individuals themselves; to help them realize their greater goals, ideals and aspirations; to inspire them to rise to their best selves and greater humanity. 


Award & honor those supporting, seeding and spreading the spirit of the Olympic Truce.

Promote a “My Truce Oath” for spectators at sporting events to affirm, alongside the oath that each athlete affirms.

Landmark the Olympic Truce’s message through gifts of monuments and statuary. Major pieces are permanently installed at International Olympic Committee headquarters in Switzerland and at United States Olympic Committee headquarters in Colorado. Both of these are eight-foot tall bronze statues.

Initiate and collaborate on socially enlightened and uplifting projects that bring greater harmony and a greatly needed sense of possibility to the lives of people everywhere.

Our Princeton-based foundation is a non-profit, non-commercial, volunteer organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. 

We draw upon the advice, support and enthusiasm of educators, entrepreneurs, diplomats, community leaders, public servants, international business leaders, non-governmental organizations, sports celebrities, cultural figures and philanthropists.  

The Truce Foundation of The USA seeks to enlighten and uplift the world's youth through sport and culture, by promoting greater worldwide awareness of ideals inspired by the Olympic Truce, and supporting and cooperating with local, national and international organizations with a shared higher intent and focus.