Genevieve Fiore

Genevieve Fiore dedicated her life to humanitarian and peace activities. In 1947 she organized the Steele Center UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), a small community group working to establish international understanding. As an unpaid executive director for 14 years, Genevieve worked with other nonprofit organizations, focusing on human rights and women’s rights. Referred to as Colorado’s “First Lady for Peace and International Cooperation,” she gave over 4,000 talks on various aspects of the United Nations, international issues, and women’s issues. A published poet, Fiore also hosted, wrote, and produced a radio show called Focus International. She established the Genevieve Fiore Educational Trust Fund and received numerous honors for her peace activism, including the George Washington Bronze Medal from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge and the UNESCO Michelangelo Medal. In 1975 she was knighted by the Italian government for promoting the understanding of Italian culture.