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29th Anniversary Dinner

On May 8, 2008 Refugees International hosted its 29th Anniversary Dinner at the picturesque Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC. More than 400 guests gathered to honor Mia Farrow and her son, Ronan Farrow, for their work on behalf of refugees in Darfur. Refugees International's President Ken Bacon presented Mia and Ronan with the McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award, which honors those who have shown extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people. Senator Edward Kennedy and Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon were also honored at the ceremony with RI’s first Congressional Leadership Award in support of their efforts for displaced Iraqis. The Congressional Leadership Award is presented to members of Congress who demonstrate leadership in pushing for legislation. Michael and Mariella Trager were co-chairs of the Dinner. His Excellency, the Ambassador of Italy, and Mrs. Giovanni Castellaneta were Honorary Patrons.

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Refugees International 29th Anniversary Dinner at the Embassy of ItalyRefugees International 29th Anniversary Dinner at the Embassy of ItalyMia Farrow, David Rubinstein, Mohamed A. Yahya, and Ronan FarrowMia Farrow, David Rubinstein, Mohamed A. Yahya, and Ronan FarrowMia Farrow and Matt DillonMia Farrow and Matt DillonDinner Co-Chair Michael Trager, Matt Dillon, and Reza PahlaviDinner Co-Chair Michael Trager, Matt Dillon, and Reza PahlaviDinner Co-Chair Mariella Trager and RI Board Vice Chair Eileen Shields-WestDinner Co-Chair Mariella Trager and RI Board Vice Chair Eileen Shields-WestSenator Gordon Smith, RI Board Chairman Farooq Kathwari, and Senator Edward KennedySenator Gordon Smith, RI Board Chairman Farooq Kathwari, and Senator Edward KennedyRI Board Member Matt Dillon, RI Board Emeritus Member Jim Kimsey and RI Board Member Sam WaterstonRI Board Member Matt Dillon, RI Board Emeritus Member Jim Kimsey and RI Board Member Sam WaterstonMia Farrow, Ronan Farrow and RI President Ken BaconMia Farrow, Ronan Farrow and RI President Ken BaconRecipients of the 2008 McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award, Ronan Farrow and Mia FarrowRecipients of the 2008 McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award, Ronan Farrow and Mia Farrow

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