Annual Fundraising Dinner
by Connie Martin
The Mosque Foundation celebrated 30 years of service to the community at its Annual Fundraising Dinner held in the Chateau Del Mar on March 19th, 2011. Around 700 people were in attendance to show support for their mosque through their generous contributions, reaching the intended goal of $300 thousand dollars.
Keynote speaker, Nihad Awad, Executive Director of CAIR National, spoke about civil liberties and the effects current events such as the Peter King hearings and Oklahoma's ban on shari'a law might have on the Muslim population in the United States.
A highlight of the program was the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year awards to two outstanding volunteers, Baha Haleem and Faris Hassan.
A special thanks to our 2011 sponsors, Islamic Relief and Alwan Printing.