CWS President and CEO Reverend John L. McCullough at the 2017 annual Benefit4Change in New York City.

About our annual Benefit4Change in New York City

The CWS Immigration and Refugee Program's annual Benefit4Change is a fundraising event in New York City that celebrates the achievements of tireless advocates for refugee resettlement and immigrant rights. 2017's event—held at Agora Gallery and featuring a photography exhibition of our refugee resettlement work across three US states—brought together recently resettled refugees, migrant advocates, representatives from New York Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor de Blasio, in addition to CWS staff and board members. Browse the statements of community support we've received from various elected officials for our efforts, including from United States Senator Schumer, United States Senator Gillibrand, New York Governor Cuomo, and New York City Mayor de Blasio. With the U.S. refugee resettlement program now facing unprecedented political resistance amid an escalating global migrant crisis, it has never been more urgent to unite in our welcome of immigrants and refugees: