The International Rescue Committee will host its annual Freedom Award Dinner this week to raise funds to support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world.
This year’s event will honor democracy and human rights supporter, philanthropist and businessman George Soros.
The evening will introduce the new IRC President and CEO David Miliband and will feature special appearances by Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group and IRC Overseer; Scott Pelley, Anchor, CBS Evening News and Co-Chair, IRC Overseers; UN Ambassador Samantha Power; Jonathan Soros, CEO of JS Capital Management; and a performance by acclaimed jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman, with pianist Aaron Goldberg.
Also slated to attend: Debbie Harry, Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”); Reshma Shetty (USA Network “Royal Pains”) & husband, Indian actor, Deep Katdare; Danushka Lysek (Food Network), Brad Raider (“Kensho”), Kathryn Erbe (“Law & Order”), Kaley Ronayne (“Carrie Diaries”), Sahr Ngaujah (“Fela!”); IRC New Roots Spokespeople, celebrity chefs David Burke & Viet Pham; The Cooking Channel host Eden Grinshpan, and others.
WHERE: Waldorf Astoria Hotel
The Ballroom – 3rd Floor
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY
WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the suggestion of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. Restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions of vulnerable people, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has global reach and local impact — the only international humanitarian organization that operates international and domestic U.S. programs that help at each stage of a refugee’s journey from crisis to stability.
For more information, visit rescue.org.