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2017 Rescue Dinner

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Event date: November 2, 2017
Time: 6:30pm EDT
David Miliband at the International Rescue Committee’s 2015 Freedom Award dinner

David Miliband at the International Rescue Committee’s 2015 Freedom Award dinner

Photo: IRC

The Rescue Dinner is the International Rescue Committee’s signature annual fundraising gala. The event brings together more than 800 luminaries from the corporate, philanthropic, diplomatic and media communities in support of our vital humanitarian work around the world.

For more than 80 years the mission of the International Rescue Committee has been to provide aid and sanctuary to refugees and families caught in the world's worst humanitarian crises. At this time in history, when 24 people are forced from their homes every minute, our work has never been more needed.

Let us come together at this event to affirm the values of compassion and empathy, to unite against fear and hatred, and to support refugees and families in crisis.

During this special evening, we will honor Michael Bloomberg for his commitment to improving the lives of people around the world and Liv Ullmann for her compassionate advocacy on behalf of refugees and families caught in crisis.

Thank you to our generous partners

Freedom Award

Michael R. Bloomberg
Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies
108th Mayor of the City of New York

Past recipients of the Freedom Award

John C. Whitehead Humanitarian Award

Liv Ullmann 
Actress and Director 
IRC Overseer

Event information

New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10013

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Ticket information

Purchase a Table or a Ticket

To inquire about reserving a ticket or a table, please contact Aura Wise-Parks at +1 212 551 3147 or Aura.Wise-Parks [at] Rescue.org

Make a donation.


Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $230 and the non-deductible portion of each table is $2,300.


NOTE ON DONOR ADVISED FUNDS: Donor advised fund policies prohibit charitable distributions whenever a benefit is received by the recommending donor (e.g. for purchases of tickets or tables.) IRC cannot accept donor advised fund gifts that cover in any part of a ticket or table purchase. Please contact the administrator of your donor advised fund or private foundation for additional information.