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Match Her Courage Benefit

Nov 29, 2018 • 6:30pm EST

Ziegfeld Ballroom

141 W 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Join us for our 25th Anniversary Match Her Courage Benefit, celebrating serving nearly 500,000 women survivors of war.

Our keynote speaker, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, will delve into the critical work of supporting women’s rights and empowerment across the globe. Our founders, Zainab Salbi and Amjad Atallah, will describe how the idea of a young couple grew and expanded over the past 25 years to be the incredible impactful organization it is today. Most importantly, we will welcome our program graduates from Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kosovo, Bosnia, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo and honor them with the Courageous Sister Awards. You will learn about their journeys: overcoming enormous challenges of extreme poverty, marginalization, inequality and violence, and enrolling in our program to build a brighter future for themselves and their families.
 
We welcome you to join us to celebrate all that we have achieved together with the great companionship of guests hailing from the global business, fashion, diplomacy, and philanthropic communities. We thank you for supporting our work and our Match Her Courage Campaign to raise $75 million in funds that will allow us to accelerate and expand our reach to more courageous women, struggling to protect and improve their lives around the world. 

Honorary Committee: 

Christiane Amanpour
Emily Caillon-Chene
Lekha Singh
Meryl Streep
Sophie Turner
Sheryl WuDunn
Mercedes Zobel

Benefit Steering Committee:

Deborah David
Christine Fisher
Deborah L. Harmon
Sharon Marcil
Lynn Shanahan
Mary Menell Zients
Jan Rock Zubrow 

For further information about the event, please contact us at (202) 899-3974 or email at benefit@womenforwomen.org

 

Women for Women International is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The non-tax-deductible portion of each ticket is $250.

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