About IRC events

The International Rescue Committee hosts virtual and in-person events throughout the year for their valued supporters and communities worldwide, including but not limited to briefings, panels, and their annual Global Rescue Dinner in New York.

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 25 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.


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.