About IRC events
Each year, the International Rescue Committee hosts the prestigious Rescue Dinner in New York, as well as a wide range of local events in our 29 offices across the United States. We are grateful to our many supporters worldwide who are hosting their own creative fundraisers for the IRC.
What are the IRC’s upcoming events?
Each year, the IRC hosts high-profile events including the Rescue Dinner in New York, as well as film screenings, lectures, benefit dinners and other local events in our 29 offices across the United States. Check the events list below and find out about what's happening in an IRC US Programs office near you. We hope you will join us to learn more about our work and get involved.
Jul 19, 2016
Gen R Summer Party – New York
Nov 2, 2016
Rescue Dinner featuring Freedom Award presentation - New York
Does the IRC host events outside the U.S.?
Yes. Please visit IRC-UK to find out about events in the United Kingdom.
How can I host a benefit event for the IRC?
Hosting a fundraising event is a great way to raise money in support of the IRC’s work around the world. From yard sales to elaborate benefit dinners, there are endless possibilities -- so be creative and find the right event to appeal to your community and audience.
You can host:
- A casual buffet or an elaborate sit down dinner
- An afternoon tea
- A pizza party
The fundraising part is easy—just ask your guests to bring a donation equal to the cost of the meal for the IRC.
You can host:
- A gift fair,
- A benefit concert,
- An art show, or . . .
You can put on:
- A talent or fashion show,
- A comedy night or play, or . . .
You can hold:
A stoop, garage or yard sale; sell items on eBay and donate the proceeds
How can I create a personal fundraising page?
Just visit IRC on Crowdrise to create a personal fundraising page and raise money for the vital humanitarian work of the IRC.
2016 Rescue Dinner
The International Rescue Committee’s Rescue Dinner is the IRC's signature annual event. This year, guests will be taken on the inspiring and eye-opening journey from crisis to survival to recovery—what we refer to as “The Rescue Experience.”
Thank you to our generous Rescue Dinner partners
These important contributions provide the IRC with vital operating support -- ensuring rescue and relief to families around the world affected by crisis.
NY Sixth Annual GenR Summer Party
Join us for a relaxed summer evening of inventive cuisine and refreshing cocktails framed by the sights and sounds of New York City.