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Events

Every year, the IRC holds a number of events to raise awareness and funds for our vital humanitarian relief efforts worldwide. Our annual events like the Rescue Dinner (formerly Freedom Award Diner) in New York are a way for you learn more about us and get involved.  We hope you will join us at one of our upcoming events.

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. 

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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

Event details  l  Learn about GenR

 

Nov 2, 2016

Rescue Dinner featuring Freedom Award presentation  - New York

Event details  l  See past honorees

 

More events:

Find an IRC U.S. office near you or, if you are in the United Kingdom, visit the IRC-UK website for more upcoming events.

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

Learn more about how to create a fundraising event to benefit the IRC.

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.

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