Council Membership

Relief International's Council comprises our most distinguished circle of supporters.

Members are invited to engage in substantive exchanges with our teams who are responding to fast-moving humanitarian emergencies. They also receive invitations to regular members-only events and periodic special communications from our field staff. At the highest levels, Council members are invited to travel to our program sites with RI subject-matter experts. Donations from the Council support RI's mission to serve the world's most vulnerable people and are tax-deductible in the United States and United Kingdom.


"The positive impact RI has on the lives of people in truly urgent situations is remarkable. In my travel with experts to fragile countries, I have seen first-hand that their interventions are efficient, effective and sustainable. It's an honor to serve on their Board and to associate our family's philanthropy with this important work."

   - Daniel J. Bader, President and CEO, Bader Philanthropies

"Thanks to Relief International, Mahzeyah is starting to smile again. When she was three years old, our town was attacked by heavy bombings. My wife was killed and Mahzeyah was left paralyzed from the waist down. That was the worst day of my life. I knew we had to leave, or we'd all die. We left Syria that day and spent three months recovering in a public hospital in Turkey where we were referred to RI's center. I can see my daughter's health starting to improve with the physical therapy sessions she receives here." 

   - Hamid and his daughter Mahzeyah from Idlib, Syria, pictured at an RI center in Reyhanli, Turkey

For more information on how you can join the Council, contact  Senior Director for Communications & Development Courtney Lobel ([email protected]).