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The USICD Logo with the words Celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

USICD’s Fundraising Annual Gala

Every year we observe and celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on or around December 3rd. At our gala, we honor leaders of the disability rights movement whose impact has been felt on the international stage—American policymakers are recipients of the Dole-Harkin Award, for distinction in public service to the global disability community, and an overseas disability rights advocate is honored for his/her outstanding work in advancing the rights, opportunities, and dignity of persons with disabilities.

2019 Gala

CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES With the USICD Board, Donors, Friends and Congressional, Corporate, and other Partners of USICD!

Our 2019 Dole- Harkin Award Honorees!

Special Honor for International Advocacy presented to:

Sir Philip Craven, United Kingdom
Second President of the International Paralympic Committee

3 December 2019
6:00 – 8:30pm AT&T Forum, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Special Thanks to Our Committed Sponsors thus Far!

Presenting Level:

JP Morgan Chase Logo
JP Morgan Chase Logo

Platinum Level:

New Editions Consulting Inc
New Editions Consulting Inc
Google logo

Gold Level:

Uber Logo
Uber Logo
AT&T Logo
AT&T Logo

Silver Level:

Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living Logo
Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living Logo

Patron Level:

PVA Logo

Senator Bob Dole

Social Cohesion Resources

Mr. William Abrams – USICD Board Member

Mrs. Susan Parker – USICD Board Member

Dr. Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

Please contact USICD’s Executive Director Isabel Hodge for sponsorship details.


Past Gala Details:

2014 Dole-Harkin Honoree – Senator Tom Harkin; International Advocate- Gerard Quinn, Ireland. Event held at the U.S. Institute of Peace. View Photos.

2015 Dole-Harkin Honoree – Senator Kelly Ayotte; International Advocate, Kalle Konkkola, Finland. Event held at the Embassy of Finland. View Photos.

2016 Dole- Harkin Honorees – Senator Al Franken & Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers; International Advocate, Silvia Quan, Guatemala. Event held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. View Photos.

2017 Dole-Harkin Honorees – Senator John Barrasso & Judith Heumann; International Advocate, Risnawati Utami, Indonesia. Event held at the Embassy of France. View Photos.

2018 Dole-Harkin Honorees – Senator John McCain II & Senator Tammy Duckworth; International Advocate, Rosemary Kayess, Australia. Event held at the AT&T Forum in Washington, DC. View Photos.