RSF Celebration: Welcome Back Jason Rezaian & Launch of Fund for Families
$350 – $40,000
RSF Celebration: Welcome Back Jason Rezaian & Launch of Fund for Families

RSF Celebration: Welcome Back Jason Rezaian & Launch of Fund for Families

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General's Residence

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

2 Marina Boulevard

San Francisco, CA

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply honored that the Rezaian family has decided to celebrate Jason and Yegi’s return to San Francisco by commemorating our work and especially RSF’s Fund to Support Families of American Journalists missing, imprisoned or held hostage.

We are so privileged that the Rezaians are offering us this first opportunity on the West Coast to highlight RSF and to thank us for what we did for Jason and Yegi and what we continue to do everyday for all journalists at risk around the world.

The funds raised during the event will benefit Reporters Without Borders and the Fund to Support Families.

The Fund’s primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to the relatives and colleagues of missing American journalists in their efforts to secure the safe return and/or release of such journalists, including reasonable travel expenses, printing costs, communication expenses, legal expenses, etc.

The Fund has already helped Jason Rezaian’s family and Austin Tice’s family.

Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post bureau chief in Tehran native of Marin County, spent 18 months unfairly imprisoned in Iran. Jason was arrested with his wife Yeganeh Salehi on July 22, 2014. After intense advocacy and diplomacy, Yegi was released in October 2014. Jason was finally released in January 2016.


Join us for an inspiring evening to welcome back Jason and Yegi Rezaian, to celebrate the courage of journalists around the world and to promote press freedom. Freedom of information is the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms. RSF has been at the forefront of the fight for press freedom in more than 130 countries since 1985.


Hosting committee

Chair: Audrey Cooper, Editor in Chief of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Colin Crowell, Vice President, Global Public Policy & Philanthropy, Twitter, Inc.

Maura Corbett, CEO and Founder of the Glen Echo Group

Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders

Anne Kornblut, Director of Strategic Communications, Facebook

Peter Price, Former President of the National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences - RSF USA Chairman

Jason and Yegi Rezaian and the Rezaian family

Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director of the Center for Investigative Reporting

Brian Storm, Founder and Executive Producer of MediaStorm

Austin Tice's family, represented by Jon Tice

Jan Yanehiro, broadcast journalist who co-hosted Evening Magazine


5.30-6.00pm VIP reception with Jason Rezaian

6.00-7.30pm Cocktail

7.30-9.00pm Dinner - Emcee Jan Yanehiro

9.00pm-11pm After-party


Cocktail Attire


RSF celebration represents a unique opportunity to meet some 150 VIP media personalities from US and international media organizations.


There are many levels of sponsorship available. You can contact Leigh Burke, Development Manager for further details and options: leigh@rsf.org.


Cocktail sponsorship from $20,000 to $40,000


-- VIP access to the early reception with Jason and Yegi Rezaian at 5:30pm for you and your guests
-- dedication to the pre-dinner reception at 6pm to you (decoration, brand cocktail, open bar)
-- a table of 10 with premier seating
-- option of Jason Rezaian seating at your table
-- access for you and your guests to the pre-dinner reception at 6pm and the after-party
-- recognition of support during the evening's program

After-party sponsorship from $35,000 to $15,000

-- VIP access to the early reception with Jason and Yegi Rezaian at 5:30pm for you and your guests
-- dedication to the after-dinner reception to you (decoration, brand cocktail, open bar, dessert buffet)
-- table of 10 with premier seating
-- option of a VIP co-host seating at your table
-- access for you and your guests to the pre-dinner reception at 6pm and the after-party
-- recognition of support during the evening's program

Champion - $15,000

-- VIP access to the early reception with Jason and Yegi Rezaian at 5:30pm for you and your guests
-- table of 10 with premier seating
-- option of a VIP co-host seating at your table
-- access for 10 to the pre-dinner reception at 6pm and the after-party
-- recognition of support during the evening's program

Benefactor - $10,000

-- a table of 10 with premier seating
-- option of a VIP co-host seating at your table
-- access for 10 to the pre-dinner reception at 6pm and the after-party
-- recognition of support during the evening's program

Patron - $2,500

-- seating for 4
-- access for 4 to the pre-dinner reception at 6pm and the after-party
-- recognition of support during the evening's program

Supporter - $1,000

-- Seating for 2
-- access for 2 to the pre-dinner reception at 6pm and the after-party
-- recognition of support during the evening's program

Friend - $350

-- seating for 1
-- access to the pre-dinner reception at 6pm and the after-party


The estimated fair market value of each table is $1,000 and each seat is $100. The remainder of your sponsorship after the fair market value is tax-deductible as a donation.

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