On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of the Muslim Community Network, I want to send out a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who showed up for us and supported us last night. Last night was a long time in the making, 20 years to be exact, and the experience of being in the room with so many of our friends, allies, and well-wishers was nothing short of amazing!
It is one of our proudest moments that we have officially launched our capital campaign to acquire a community center in the heart of the global, cultural, and financial capital of the world, New York City. We are building an institution that represents the sentiments of what you John shared, and a center that represents the diversity of our community and advances Muslim thought leadership in the social, political, and cultural discourse of our country.
I want to thank once again our sponsors who made this evening possible: DOORDASH; Muslim Public Affairs Council; Islamic Relief USA; Imam Connect; J.P. Morgan Chase; New York Life; and Uber.
Special thanks to the MCN staff; our gala-Chair, Mr. Mudasser Ahmed, the Hilton Hotel, Naji Almontaser, Senator Robert Jackson; Councilmember Shahana Hanif; Comptroller Brad Lander; Staff from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson's office; Executive Director of the Office of Hate Crimes Prevention, Hassan Naveed; Representatives of Governor Holcul's office; Senator Gillibrand's office; and State Attorney General Letitia James' office; and to our media partners ITV USA and Liberty Media for being part of our event.
We cannot do this work without you! I wish you and your families a blessed rest of the year and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the MCN Team!