The International Medical Corps, an organization that describes itself as having “For nearly 30 years … worked to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training, helping devastated populations return to self-reliance, ” will, on November 8, present an award to Hillary Clinton at a high-priced fundraiser in Santa Monica, California.
Citing Hillary’s longtime advocacy on issues such as women’s health, women and child refugees, and her longstanding support for the organization’s efforts which she has witnessed first-hand, the group expects the gala to attract large donations to support its humanitarian aid in critical regions.
The event will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
More about this event below.
08/30/13 11:01 AM ET–
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be honored for her work for women and children in California in November.
Clinton is scheduled to attend a Nov. 8 gala for the International Medical Corps, where she’ll also have the opportunity to chat with DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and movie producer Stephen Spielberg.
Hillary Clinton will return to California in November to accept an award from a Santa Monica-based nonprofit — and spend some quality time with Hollywood moguls who would be crucial if she decides to mount a White House bid in 2016.
The Nov. 8 gala for the International Medical Corps is expected to be attended by several hundred people who are donating as much as $100,000 each to the nonprofit. Hollywood titans and major Democratic fundraisers Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg and their wives are among the hosts of the benefit. Katzenberg is expected to be a key donor for an independent effort that hopes to boost Clinton’s bid for the White House if she decides to run. That entity, Priorities USA, was crucial to President Obama’s campaign.
The group that will benefit from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel event was founded in 1984 to provide humanitarian aid during global crises. It also trains local residents in 30 countries to help their communities. An International Medical Corps official said it is honoring the former secretary of State because of her work on behalf of women and children.