San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
An Evening to Benefit Syrians displaced by Violence and Extremism will raise funds to pay teachers and doctors in refugee camps providing essential services in Syria and Turkey. All Democracy Council Beneficiary organizations have been formally vetted by the U.S. Department of State.
Anisa Abeytia, Syrian American Council
Jay Abdo & Fadia Afashe
Saud Attrache, Syrian Druze Leader
Congressman Howard Berman, Covington & Burling
Pastor John Cager, Ward AME Church
Rob Eshman & Rabbi Naomi Levy
Steve Getzug & Tzivia Schwartz Getzug
Howard Gordon, Television Writer
Joshua Gordon, Red Pocket Mobile
Bruce Goren, PICOA
Angela Hawken, Pepperdine University
Kinda Hibrawi, Artist, Karam Foundation
Amb. Fred Hof, Atlantic Council
Congressman Mel Levine, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Congressman Ted Lieu*
Michael & Natalie Mahdesian, Servicon
George R.R. Martin, 'Game of Thrones' Author & Executive Producer
Julia Meltzer, Filmmaker & Fulbright Fellow
Kathleen Moazed, Waternow
Rabbi Mordecai & Meirav Finley
Suzan Najjar, Karam Foundation
Ayman Abdel Nour, All4Syria
James & Ellen Prince, Democracy Council
Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Jewish World Watch
Congressman Ed Royce*
Congressman Brad Sherman*
* Affiliations for reference only. Elected officials are not attempting to solicit funds.
Speakers include Ambassador Fred Hof and Jay Abdo, a Syrian-American actor. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
We are also very fortunate that three talented artists, Kinda Hibrawi, Fadia Afashe and Mohamed Khedr, have donated paintings to be sold at the event with a portion of the proceeds going to our fundraiser.
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The Democracy Council
The Democracy Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, is dedicated to promoting human and civil rights, rule of law and civil society development in emerging countries. Artwork: "Ghouta" by Syrian-American artist Kinda Hibrawi.