Together We Rise | 45th Anniversary Celebration Events

La Casa de Don Pedro’s 45 year legacy in Newark is one of resilience, of creativity, and of unity. We have built bridges that unite communities, empowered leaders who ignite social change and created opportunities for all to thrive. Forty five years later, we remember that together we rise.Together we triumph over adversity. And together we can build a brighter, more equitable future.

We invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone anniversary. Our 45th Anniversary Celebration events speak to our legacy in Newark, honor leaders who advance our mission and celebrate our vibrant community. All of our events offer unique sponsorship opportunities and reach different sectors of the population. Your commitment to La Casa will be recognized on a variety of print and digital marketing materials, depending on your level of sponsorship. Please see our 45th Anniversary Celebration Packet that details all of our events, sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

45th Anniversary Celebration Events

Gracias A Ti: Breakfast at La Casa | May 4 2017
A breakfast to say thank you and recognize our friends, supporters and sponsors whose generosity makes our work possible. Our first-ever Gracias a Ti breakfast was held at 303 Broad Street. [free, by invitation only]

10th Annual Festival de La Familia| September 23 2017
Our annual musical and cultural street fair. Held in the heart of Newark’s Lower Broadway neighborhood, Festival de la Familia celebrates our community’s vibrancy and diversity. The free event features carnival rides, games, performances by local musicians and community resources. [free, open to the public]

15th Annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day| October 15 2017
A free, entertaining soccer match held at Newark’s Waterfront to raise awareness about the severity of HIV/AIDS in the community and encourage advocacy. La Casa’s NLAAD event in Newark is one of thousands of community events held in honor of NLAAD across the country to foster community engagement in the fight against HIV/AIDS. [free, open to the public]

Together we Rise: 45th Anniversary Celebration| November 14 2017
A unique gala to celebrate La Casa’s 45 year legacy and honor leaders who advance our mission. The event will feature performances and artwork that speaks to Newark’s vibrancy and the strength of our community. [ticketed]

*For further information or to confirm your commitment, please contact or 973.482.8312.


45th Anniversary Sponsors: (As of September 2017)

Prudential, Premiere 45th Anniversary Diamond Sponsor

PSEG, Premiere 45th Anniversary Diamond Sponsor

Valley National Bank, Premiere 45th Anniversary Gold Sponsor

JP Morgan Chase, Premiere 45th Anniversary Gold Sponsor

M&T Bank, Premiere 45th Anniversary Gold Sponsor

Rutgers University – Newark, Premiere 45th Anniversary Gold Sponsor

McCarter & English, LLP, Bronze Sponsor, “Gracias a Ti”

TD Bank, Bronze Sponsor, “Gracias a Ti”; Bronze Sponsor, “Festival de la Familia,” Bronze Sponsor, “Together We Rise  | 45th Anniversary Celebration Gala”

Horizon NJ Health, Friend Sponsor, “Together We Rise” and Festival de la Familia”; Unity Sponsor of “Gracias a Ti.” and Power Sponsor, “National Latino AIDS Awareness Day”

Withum Smith + Brown, Bronze Sponsor, “Together We Rise Gala”; Unity Sponsor, “Festival de La Familia” and Reggae Sponsor, “National Latino AIDS Awareness Day”

City National Bank, Friend Sponsor, “Together We Rise Gala”; Unity Sponsor of “Gracias a Ti.”

North Jersey Federal Credit Union, Friend Sponsor, “Festival de la Familia” and Strength Sponsor “National Latino AIDS Awareness Day”

PNC Bank, Friend Sponsor ”Together We Rise Gala”

RWJ Barnabas Health Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Friend Sponsor “Together We Rise  | 45th Anniversary Celebration Gala”

RWJ Barnabas Health Clara Maass Medical Center, Friend Sponsor “Together We Rise | 45th Anniversary Celebration Gala”

Santander Bank, Friend Sponsor “Together We Rise | 45th Anniversary Celebration Gala”, Salsa Sponsor, “Festival de la Familia”

Whole Foods Market Newark, Friend Sponsor “Together We Rise Gala”

Capacity Benefits & Financial Services, LLC, Salsa Sponsor, “Festival de la Familia

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, City of Newark, Spring Sponsor “Gracias a Ti”

Mayor Lestor E. Taylor III, City of East Orange, Unity Sponsor, “Gracias a Ti”

New Jersey Devils, Unity Sponsor “Gracias a Ti”

Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, Spring Sponsor “Gracias a Ti”

Security On Point, Inc. Spring Sponsor “Gracias a Ti”

Pronesti Surveying, Spring Sponsor, “Gracias a Ti”

Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, Cumbia Sponsor, “Festival de la Familia”

Enid Roldan, Spring Sponsor, “Gracias a Ti”

Thornton Agency, Spring Sponsor “Gracias a Ti”


45th Anniversary Honorary Committee: (As of October 2017)

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez

U.S. Senator Cory Booker

State Senator M. Teresa Ruiz

Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin

Assemblywoman Blonnie Watson

Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders President Britnee Timberlake

Essex County Freeholder at Large Patricia Sebold

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka

Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark

Staci Berger, Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey President & CEO

Maurice Jones, LISC President & CEO

John Schreiber, President & CEO of New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Joan Straussman, Acting Regional Vice President of NeighborWorks America

Maurice Jones, President & CEO of LISC

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