Refugee Relief Fundraiser Hosted in Nation’s Capital

On June 22nd, philanthropists and concerned citizens from around the country met in Washington, DC to raise much-needed funds for refugee relief. Philanthropist and former refugee Hamed Wardak made sure the event did not disappoint. DJ Julian Ingrosso of Miami’s Mynt Lounge and Jason Vernau, Resident DJ at Set, Shore Club, and Fontainebleau were flown in specially, and the W Hotel’s rooftop, POV, was appropriately transformed into a spectacularly sheek Miami-style night club for the occasion.

Notable guests included UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, International Center on Non-Violent Conflict Chairman Peter Ackerman, philanthropist and co-owner of Leonie Industries Camille Chidiac, Representative of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to the United States Qubad Talabany, and DC socialite Katherine Kennedy.

All proceeds collected were donated to the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Press coverage of the event can be found here: Washington Life: Miami Comes to DC.

The Venue

POV at the W Hotel

515 15th Street, Northwest
Washington D.C.

Featured Sponsors

  • Washington Life
  • Patton Boggs LLP
  • Tethys Petroleum
  • Fashion Washington
  • Gryphon Partners

About United States Association for UNHCR

Established by concerned U.S. citizens to raise awareness and funds for the UN Refugee Agency, USA for UNHCR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC.  USA for UNHCR supports the UN Refugee Agency’s humanitarian work to protect and assist refugees around the world. The UN Refugee Agency – a two-time Nobel Peace Prize winner – provides protection, shelter, emergency food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to more than 36 million people worldwide, who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution. When possible, the UN Refugee Agency helps refugees and other displaced people return to their homes voluntarily, safely, and with dignity.


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