Sir Patrick Stewart, Morena BaccarinandSelita Ebankswere just a few of the many attendees last night, at the International Rescue Committee’s annual Freedom Award Dinner at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The Freedom Award Dinner is held in support of the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world.
This year the organization honored Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Wireless,Strive Masiyiwawith the Freedom Award, President and CEO of Mastercard,Ajay Bangawith the Corporate Leader Award andJosh Westonwith the John C. Whitehead Humanitarian Award.The evening featured special musical performances byNico & Vinzand trumpeterChris Botti.
Additional attendees of the evening includedScott Pelley, Naeem Khan, Ranjana Khan, President & CEO of the IRCDavid MilibandandBrad Raider.