Actress Téa Leoni Makes Georgetown House Call to Support Syria

As the humanitarian crisis in Syria enters its 4th year, Actress, UNICEF Ambassador and U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Téa Leoni came to Georgetown to plead for education programs for Syrian children.

Mrs. Abeer Al-Otaiba and United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba. Photo credit: Khalid Namez

Wednesday night, Samar and Will Langhorne hosted a fundraiser in their Georgetown home to benefit UNICEF’s education programs, inviting Leone to speak about her recent trip to the Za’atari Camp in Jordan, the world’s second-largest refugee camp, where she saw firsthand refugee living conditions… and UNICEF’s work.

Leoni has been a UNICEF Ambassador since 2001 and a National Board Member of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF since 2006.

Among those in attendance at the event were U.S Fund for UNICEF Mid-Atlantic Region Board Members Sarah Al-ShawwafJohn BurnsMax DuckworthSteve HarrisElisa Joseph Anders, Sarah GodlewskiSusan Peters, and Megan Salvaggio; as well as Yousef Al-Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States.

*Lead Image Actress, UNICEF Ambassador and U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Téa Leoni pictured with the hosts of the event, Samar and Will Langhorne, at their home. Photo credit: Joy Asico