The 2021 Lillian Carter Award ceremony will celebrate the extraordinary impact Peace Corps Volunteers over the age of 50 have made around the globe and in the United States. The Lillian Carter Award was established in 1986 in honor of President Jimmy Carter's mother, Lillian Carter, who at age 68 served as a Peace Corps health volunteer in India in 1966. Lillian Carter’s commitment to Peace Corps service was an extension of her dedication to humanitarian efforts at home and abroad. Miss Lillian’s great-grandson Jason Carter will join the award ceremony to acknowledge Miss Lillian’s legacy. Over 240,000 American citizens, 13,898 of whom served over the age of 50, have dedicated themselves to promoting world peace and friendship since the Peace Corps was established 60 years ago in 1961.