Refugees International’s New York Circle is an awards ceremony and celebration honoring individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment to humanitarian action. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Exceptional Service Award to an individual who has committed his/her life’s work to tackling today’s humanitarian challenges. This year, RI will present its Exceptional Service Award to Ambassador Samantha Power, the former Permanent United States Representative to the United Nations, for her longstanding commitment to protecting refugees and displaced populations. Prior to her appointment as the U.S. Representative to the UN, Ambassador Power was a war correspondent in Yugoslavia and served as the first director of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has written several books on genocide and humanitarian issues.
Additionally, celebrated Syrian refugee violinist Mariela Shaker will perform and share her story.
Please join us to meet RI advocates and courageous individuals working to reverse the trend of increasing human displacement. We hope you will be able to be with us for an evening of animated and thoughtful discussion.
2017 New York Circle Benefit Committee:
Sarah Bacon, Co-Chair
Caroline Netchvolodoff, Co-Chair
Natacha Weiss, Co-Chair
Joy and Jonathan Alferness
Leslie and George Biddle
Clara Bingham and Joe Finnerty
Ghislaine Boreel and James Shallcross
Lauren Bush Lauren and David Lauren
Stephanie Cabot and Marcus Lovell-Smith
Josephine and Peter Callahan
Jennifer and Michael Caputo
Adrienne and James Conzelman
Maria d'Albert and Mark Prutsalis
Elizabeth and Michael Galvin
Marianne Gimon d'Ansembourg and Alessandro d'Ansembourg
Marybeth and Chris Harvey
Patty and Robert Isen
Farida and Farooq Kathwari
Ambassador Betty King
Dr. Christine Mahoney Kluge and John Kluge
Ida and Henry Makanzi
Barbara and Garrett Melby
Isa and Jon Moneypenny
Sally and Steve Paridis
Peta and Gary Roubin
Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski
Nina and Dino Saglimbeni
Mimi and Dr. Jacques Sebisaho
Eileen Shields-West and Robin West
Nancy Steiner and David Michaelis
Jennifer and Jack Sullivan
Mariella and Michael Trager
Sandra Sennett Tully and Bruce Tully
Frederica and George Valanos
Alexandra von Wussow
Lynn and Sam Waterston
Jan Weil and Amos Avgar
Christina Weiss Lurie
Maureen White and Steve Rattner
Amy and Andrew Whiteley
Kelly and Patrick Wolfington-Kelley
2017 New York Circle Junior Benefit Committee:
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