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2017 Physicians for Human Rights Annual Gala – April 18, 2017

Honoring Human Rights Defenders Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Sigrid Rausing

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Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı is one of Turkey’s leading human rights defenders and a world-renowned forensic expert, who for more than 25 years has used her knowledge and skills to prevent torture and hold perpetrators accountable. President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a long-standing PHR partner, she is one of the authors of the Istanbul Protocol – the global standard for carrying out torture-related investigations. For her outspoken defense of press freedom and the rights of the Kurdish people, Dr. Financı was arrested by Turkish authorities in June 2016 and is awaiting trial on spurious terrorism charges.

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Sigrid Rausing is a British publisher and philanthropist who since 1995 has been a major global defender of human rights, supporting hundreds of organizations across six continents through the Sigrid Rausing Trust. Passionate about women’s and LGBTI rights, transitional justice, and free expression, and dedicated to combatting xenophobia and intolerance, unlawful detention and torture, Rausing was one of the earliest and strongest supporters of PHR’s work to end impunity for sexual violence. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work in human rights, and is the publisher of Portobello and Granta Books, editor of the literary quarterly Granta Magazine, and author of two books.


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Gala Committee:
Deborah D. Ascheim, MD - Co-chair
Alan K. Jones - Co-chair
Sherrye Dantzker
David Dantzker, MD
Andy Dunn
Sue A. Kaplan, JD
Georgia Levenson Keohane, MSc, MBA
Robert S. Lawrence, MD
Steven M. Safyer, MD
Donna Shelley, MD, MPH
Gerson H. Smoger, JD, PhD
Kerry J. Sulkowicz, MD

Sponsors:

Defender
Marion J. Bergman, MD, MPA and Stanley Bergman

Protector
Deborah Ascheim, MD and Tom Ascheim
Alan K. Jones and Ashley Garrett
Katharine D. Myers
Ropes & Gray LLP
Donna Shelley, MD, MPH and Larry Shelley
Kerry J. Sulkowicz, MD and Sandra Leong, MD
Martin and Lois Whitman

Advocate
Arkin Family Foundation
Sherrye and David Dantzker, MD
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Greater New York Hospital Association
Stephan Haimo and Veronica Bulgari
Michele Heisler, MD, MPA and Jamie Tappenden, PhD
Frank Litvack, MD and Shelley Litvack
Montefiore Health System
Gerson H. Smoger, JD, PhD
Eliot Spitzer

April 18, 2017

The Appel Room and Ertegun Atrium
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th Street, NYC

Cocktails at 6:30pm, Dinner at 7:30pm
Cocktail Attire

Please contact Christina Perez at cperez@phrusa.org or (646) 564-3737 for sponsorship details.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNTIES

Presenting Sponsor ($100,000)

  • Name listed as Presenting Sponsor on all printed materials* - invitation, program, and press release
  • Membership in PHR’s leadership council
  • Presenting Sponsor listing on PHR website
  • Exclusive table of ten with premium seating
  • Another table of ten will be underwritten to give volunteers and programmatic partners the opportunity to attend the event
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor from the podium
  • Full screen recognition during the event
  • Recognition on PHR’s social media
  • Opportunity to attend in-house briefing from program staff

Premier Sponsor ($50,000)

  • Name listed as a Premier Sponsor on all printed materials* - invitation, program, and press release
  • Membership in PHR’s leadership council
  • Premier Sponsor listing on PHR website
  • Premier Sponsor table of ten with preferred seating with option of lead researchers and programmatic staff seated at table
  • Full screen recognition during the event
  • Recognition on PHR’s social media
  • Opportunity to attend in-house briefing from program staff

Lead Sponsor ($25,000)

  • Name listed as a Lead Sponsor on all printed materials* – invitation, program, and press release
  • Membership in PHR’s leadership council
  • Lead Sponsor listing on PHR website
  • Screen recognition during event
  • Recognition on PHR’s social media
  • Opportunity to attend in-house briefing from program staff

*Sponsorship must be confirmed by print deadlines.

TABLES

Defender ($50,000)

  • Premium table for 10
  • Acknowledgement from the stage
  • Full screen recognition during event
  • Prominent recognition on all printed gala materials and PHR’s website
  • Membership in leadership council

Protector ($25,000)

  • Prime table for 10
  • Acknowledgement from the stage
  • Full screen recognition during event
  • Listed on all printed gala materials and PHR’s website
  • Membership in leadership council

Advocate ($15,000)

  • Table for 10
  • Listed on all printed gala materials and PHR's website

TICKETS

Champion ($2,500)

  • Preferential seating for 1

Activist ($1,500)

  • Seating for 1

If you would like to donate to Physicians for Human Rights in lieu of attending, you may donate here.