Walking with Refugees for 40 Years

12 November 2020 at 6:00pm

Save the Date for JRS/USA’s Anniversary

National Virtual Event: 40 Years of Walking with Refugees

Thursday, November 12, 2020 I 6:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern

Join us as we recognize 40 years of service to refugees. The evening will recognize the work JRS has done over the last four decades, express our commitment to continuing to provide service to refugees, and honor those who’ve helped us along the way. We will especially honor the leaders of the Global Education Initiative – an ambitious international campaign to enable us to open the doors of our education programs to 250,000 refugees each year by 2020 – Rita Bennett, Molly Cashin, Margaret Green-Rauenhorst, and Madeline Lacovara.

Featured Speaker Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and also appearances by:

Comedian Jim Gaffigan and Writer, Director, and Producer, Jeannie Gaffigan

Rev. James Martin, S.J., Esteemed Author and Editor

Katie Ledecky, Swimmer and Olympian

Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and Restaurateur

Heba Al Basha, JRS Lebanon, Country Director

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Immunologist and Director of the NIAID

Lual Mayen, JRS Education Recipient

Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Performances by Grammy Award Winner Isabel Leonard and refugee dance group Salama Africa.

Special message from His Holiness, Pope Francis read by JRS International Director, Rev. Tom Smolich, S.J.

Co-Chairs
Mollie and John Callagy, Molly and Stephen Cashin, Gwen and Austin Fragomen, Margaret Green Rauenhorst and Michael Rauenhorst, Kate and Steve Howe, Madeline and Philip Lacovara, Sara and William Miller, Kate and Bob Niehaus, David O’Brien, Mara and Daniel O’Day, Melanie and Joe Shugart

Click here or email M.K. Richardson MK.Richardson@jrsusa.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

To join our event, and receive the link for viewing, please give a minimum gift of $100 to JRS/USA: