Refugees International’s annual Anniversary Dinner is an awards ceremony and celebration honoring individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment to humanitarian action. More than 500 people attend this event each year.
This year’s McCall-Pierpaoli Award, RI’s highest humanitarian award, will be presented to the White Helmets, a volunteer rescue group responsible for saving more than 78,000 lives during the Syrian civil war. We will also present Hassan Shire, Executive Director of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, with the Richard C. Holbrooke Leadership Award.
Her Excellency Ambassador of Kosovo Vlora Çitaku will serve as Honorary Chair of the event. Refugees International board member Academy Award nominated actor Matt Dillon will be the Master of Ceremonies. Maria and Fabio Trabocchi will serve as the evening’s Benefit Chairs, and Sarah Bovim, Vice President, Government Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation will chair the Global Partnership Initiative
The 38th Anniversary Dinner begins at 7:00pm, with a general reception at 6:15pm.
Refugees International would like to thank the following sponsors of the 38th Anniversary Dinner:
Elizabeth and Michael Galvin
Nina and Dino Saglimbeni
Eileen Shields-West and Robin West
Jan Weil and Amos Avgar
Laurie Wingate and Mark Chandler
Lisa Barry and James Gale
Frederica and George Valanos
Joy and Jonathan Alferness
Sarah and Darcy Bacon
The Honorable C. Boyden Gray
Irfan Kathwari Foundation
Vaithehi Muttulingam and Bala Cumaresan
Darya and Vali Nasr
The Blackstone Charitable Fund
Bradley Charitable Fund
Diane and Michael Hawkins
Jacquie and Alex Henry
Linda Lipsett and Jules Bernstein
Goli and Amir Parvisian
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