2017 So The World May Hear Gala Sees Record Attendance

2017 So The World May Hear Gala Sees Record Attendance Aug 4, 2017

Celebrities, philanthropists and leaders from across the globe gathered in St. Paul on Sunday, July 16, to celebrate the 17th Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear Awards Gala. More
Nia Long To Fight Malaria in Tanzania With Nothing But Nets

Nia Long To Fight Malaria in Tanzania With Nothing But Nets Jul 21, 2017

In a few weeks, actress Nia Long and her son Massai Dorsey Jr. will travel to Tanzania to support the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign in its global fight against malaria. More
Celebrities Join Group Of Humanitarian Organizations To Fight Famine

Celebrities Join Group Of Humanitarian Organizations To Fight Famine Jul 21, 2017

For the first time, eight of the leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have joined forces to urge the American public to donate to the new Hunger Relief Fund in response to looming famines and persistent hunger threatening millions of people in South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia and neighboring countries. More
Robin Wright To Headline Premier Tech Gathering For Social Good

Robin Wright To Headline Premier Tech Gathering For Social Good Jul 17, 2017

Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced that Robin Wright will join the lineup for bbcon 2017, the leading tech conference exclusively for the social good community, being held in Baltimore, October 17-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center. More
Kristin Davis To Introduce An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power At Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival

Kristin Davis To Introduce An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power At Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival Jul 14, 2017

KCETLink Media Group, the national independent broadcast and digital media network, has announced that its two services, KCET public television in Los Angeles and independent satellite network Link TV nationwide, will launch the EARTH FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles on July 27 with a private opening night reception and screening of the upcoming much-buzzed about Al Gore documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” from Paramount Pictures and Participant Media. More
International Rescue Committee, YouTube And YouTube Stars Team Up On World Refugee Day

International Rescue Committee, YouTube And YouTube Stars Team Up On World Refugee Day Jun 21, 2017

According to the latest figures, more than 65.6 million people last year were forced to flee their homes because of crisis and disaster. This World Refugee Day, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and YouTube’s Creators for Change program have joined seven YouTube stars to help raise awareness of refugee stories through a series of new YouTube videos. More
Angelina Jolie Appeals For Child Refugees In Nairobi

Angelina Jolie Appeals For Child Refugees In Nairobi Jun 20, 2017

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi. More
FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR Launch Campaign In Support Of Refugee Children

FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR Launch Campaign In Support Of Refugee Children Jun 14, 2017

The FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have announced a major joint campaign to rally support for refugee children. More
UNHCR Renews Yao Chen's Tenure As Goodwill Ambassador

UNHCR Renews Yao Chen's Tenure As Goodwill Ambassador Jun 12, 2017

In a nod to her untiring support for refugees, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today renewed Chinese actress Yao Chen's tenure as UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador for an additional two years. More
Winner Of $1.1 Million Aurora Prize For Awakening Humanity Announced

Winner Of $1.1 Million Aurora Prize For Awakening Humanity Announced May 30, 2017

The $1.1 Million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded this week to Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York who has saved thousands of lives as the sole doctor permanently based in Sudan’s war-ravaged Nuba Mountains. More
Yusra Mardini Appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Yusra Mardini Appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Apr 27, 2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador. More
Kristin Davis Appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Kristin Davis Appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Apr 6, 2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kristin Davis as its Goodwill Ambassador. More
Angelina Jolie Speaks At Sergio Vieira de Mello Annual Lecture

Angelina Jolie Speaks At Sergio Vieira de Mello Annual Lecture Mar 16, 2017

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie yesterday delivered a lecture for the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation, which honors the memory and work of the UNHCR staff member and diplomat, who was killed in Iraq in 2003 when the United Nations office in Baghdad was bombed by terrorists. More
Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Renews UNHCR Contract

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Renews UNHCR Contract Mar 15, 2017

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today reaffirmed her commitment to refugees worldwide telling staff at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency: “I am with you for life.” More
Mandy Patinkin Urges Leaders Across Europe And The US To Expand Legal Routes For Refugees

Mandy Patinkin Urges Leaders Across Europe And The US To Expand Legal Routes For Refugees Mar 15, 2017

International Rescue Committee ambassador and actor, Mandy Patinkin, urged leaders across Europe and the United States to expand legal routes for refugees caught in limbo, at the end of a 5-day visit to Greece, Serbia and Germany to bear witness to the refugee crisis in Europe. More
International Rescue Committee To Honor Jencarlos Canela At Refugio Gala

International Rescue Committee To Honor Jencarlos Canela At Refugio Gala Mar 14, 2017

The International Rescue Committee will host the 2017 Refugio Gala in Miami this week. More
Neil Gaiman Announced As UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Neil Gaiman Announced As UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Feb 21, 2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed author Neil Gaiman as a global Goodwill Ambassador. More
Ashton Kutcher Takes Fight Against Sex Slavery To US Congress

Ashton Kutcher Takes Fight Against Sex Slavery To US Congress Feb 20, 2017

In advance of the END IT Movement’s fifth annual “Shine a Light on Slavery” day, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, convened a Congressional hearing on February 15 to examine progress in U.S. global efforts to end modern slavery and human trafficking, including recent enactment of authorizing legislation for the End Modern Slavery Initiative. More
Kristin Davis Writes About What Visiting Refugee Camps Has Taught Her

Kristin Davis Writes About What Visiting Refugee Camps Has Taught Her Feb 8, 2017

Kristin Davis has written a post on The Huffington Post about what travelling to refugee camps with the UNHCR has taught her. More
Angelina Jolie Writes Op-Ed On US Refugee Policy

Angelina Jolie Writes Op-Ed On US Refugee Policy Feb 6, 2017

Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed in the NY Times last week, urging the US government to rethink their stance on refugees. More
Giving Back Fund Presents 8th Annual Big Game Big Give Event

Giving Back Fund Presents 8th Annual Big Game Big Give Event Feb 2, 2017

The Giving Back Fund presents its 8th annual Big Game Big Give event in Houston, Texas on February 4. More
Kristin Davis Launches CrowdRise Campaign For Refugees

Kristin Davis Launches CrowdRise Campaign For Refugees Jan 30, 2017

Actress Kristin Davis has just launched a CrowdRise campaign for refugees caught up in the immigration bans imposed by the US government. More
Richard Branson And Jennifer Lawrence Speak Out Against Immigration Bans

Richard Branson And Jennifer Lawrence Speak Out Against Immigration Bans Jan 30, 2017

Sir Richard Branson has blogged about the immigration bans imposed by the US government over the weekend. More
Charities And Celebrities Speak Out Over Immigration Bans

Charities And Celebrities Speak Out Over Immigration Bans Jan 29, 2017

Charities and stars have spoken out against the immigration bans imposed by the United States government over the weekend. More
Angelina Jolie Donates Perfume Campaign To Charity

Angelina Jolie Donates Perfume Campaign To Charity Jan 24, 2017

Guerlain Parfumeur, the French beauty brand since 1828, is honored to announce that Angelina Jolie is the icon of its new fragrance for women. More
Cara Delevingne Raises Awareness For Refugee Girls’ Education In Uganda

Cara Delevingne Raises Awareness For Refugee Girls’ Education In Uganda Jan 20, 2017

British model and actress, Cara Delevingne joined Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girls campaign, this past week on a learning trip to Uganda in support of its partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. More
Tyler Perry To Receive Fifth Annual People's Choice Award For Favorite Humanitarian

Tyler Perry To Receive Fifth Annual People's Choice Award For Favorite Humanitarian Jan 18, 2017

The People’s Choice Awards announced today that Tyler Perry will receive the fifth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, during the live awards show from the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. More
The Late Alan Rickman Is Still Raising Funds For Charity

The Late Alan Rickman Is Still Raising Funds For Charity Dec 13, 2016

Although actor Alan Rickman passed away 11 months ago, the OneClickGiving fundraising video for which he did the voiceover, which appeared on YouTube a year ago this week, is still generating revenue for charity. More
Queen Rania Al Abdullah Of Jordan Attends International Rescue Committee Rescue Dinner

Queen Rania Al Abdullah Of Jordan Attends International Rescue Committee Rescue Dinner Nov 8, 2016

The International Rescue Committee hosted their annual 2016 Rescue Dinner (formally Freedom Award Dinner) last week at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. More
Queen Rania Al Abdullah To Attend International Rescue Committee Rescue Dinner

Queen Rania Al Abdullah To Attend International Rescue Committee Rescue Dinner Nov 2, 2016

The International Rescue Committee will host its annual Rescue Dinner (formally Freedom Award Dinner) to support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. More