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The International Rescue Committe Commemorated its 2018 Annual Rescue Benefit Dinner, Honoring Diane von Furstenberg (Renowned Fashion Designer) & D. Fink(CEO of BlackRock, Inc) at The New York Hilton in New York City…!
NEW YORK, NY(SMIWIRE,11.02.18)-The International Rescue Committe, a global non-profit organization that comes to the aid of the world's worst humanitarian crises, celebrated this evening (Thursday, November 01), its annual 2018 Rescue Benefit Dinner, honoring renowned fashion designer & philanthropist; Diane Von Furstenberg & Chairman & CEO of BlackRock, Inc, Laurence D. Fink, at The New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.
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 their (IRC) vital humanitarian work around the world.
Notable Attendees included: Laurence D. Fink, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dabid Miliband, Barry Diller, Belly(Rapper/Musician), Kathryn Bigelow, Keegan-Micahel Key, Lester Holt, Tom Brokaw, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Henry Kissinger,Arianna Rosario, and many more...
The 2018 The IRC Freedom Award Honoree:
Diane Von Furstenberg ( Renowned Fashion Designer & Philanthropist) was presented with the 2018 Freedom Award, during award ceremony at the dinner.
The International Rescue Committee first bestowed its Freedom Award for extraordinary contributions to the cause of refugees and human freedom to Willy Brandt. The year was 1957. The list of those who have received the Freedom Award reveals the remarkable ability of an individual to shape history and change for the better a world moving toward freedom for all. Past honorees who received this award were:
1957 Willy Brandt, 1958 Winston Churchill, 1959 William Donovan,
1960 Richard E. Byrd, 1965 George Meany, 1966 David Dubinsky,1967 David Sarnoff
1969 Lucius D. Clay, 1970 Jacob K. Javits, 1975 Bruno Kreisky, 1976 Leo Cherne
1977 Hubert H. Humphrey, 1978 Joseph Buttinger, 1979 Mary Pillsbury Lord (posthumously)
1981 Lane Kirkland and Irena Kirkland, 1987 Elie Wiesel John C. Whitehead
1989 Sadruddin Aga Khan, Lech Walesa, 1990 Violetta Barrios de Chammorro
1991 Fang Lizhi and Li Shuxian, Javier Perez de Cuellar
1992 Cyrus Vance, 1993 George Soros - Distinguished Humanitarian Award
Dwayne O. Andreas - Distinguished Public Service Award
1994 Theodore J. Forstmann - Distinguished Humanitarian Award
Felix G. Rohatyn - Distinguished Public Service Award
1995 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - Special Freedom Award Recipent, in absentia
Sadako Ogata, Richard Holbrooke
1997 Robert P. DeVecchi, 1998 Madeleine Albright, 2001 John McCain
2002 Reynold Levy, Hamid Karzai,2003 Vaclav Havel,
2004 Romeo Dallaire - Distinguished Humanitarian Award
2005 George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton, 2006 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
2007 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Antonio Guterres and Angelina Jolie
2008 Kofi Annan, 2011 The Brokaw Family: Tom and Meredith Brokaw;
Dr. Jennifer Brokaw; Andrea Brokaw Simon; Sarah Brokaw
2012 John C. Whitehead, 2013 George Soros, 2014 The Humanitarian Aid Worker
2015 Strive Masiyiwa, 2016 Spyros Galinos, 2017 Michael Bloomberg