Together We Rise | 45th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Together We Rise | 45th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Tuesday, November 14th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ.

6pm to 8:30pm

As we celebrate La Casa de Don Pedro’s 45th year, we remember that together we rise. Together we triumph over adversity. And together, we can build a brighter, more equitable future.

To close out our 45th Anniversary Celebration events, Together We Rise: 45th Anniversary Gala celebrates La Casa’s 45 year legacy in Newark and the vibrancy of our community. A unique gala to celebrate La Casa’s 45 year legacy we will honor leaders who ignite change and strengthen our city. The event will feature performances and artwork that speaks to Newark’s vibrancy and the strength of our community. Sponsorships can be purchased online here. For further information, please contact

With Emcee Sheila Anderson the Host of WBOG Jazz 88.3 FM’s Weekend Jazz After Hours and Salon Sessions.

Musical Entertainment by The Velvet Trio.


Dr. Nancy E. Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark, whose vision of building bridges between community and university is transforming Newark’s public spaces. She also helped conceived Express Newark, the City’s newest arts incubator.

Michellene Davis, Esq., A trailblazing leader at the forefront of change, Ms. Davis is RWJBarnabas Health’s Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer.  She has dedicated her career to empowering women and supporting diversity in the workforce.

Rodney Gilbert, founder and CEO of Yendor Productions, a Newark-based firm dedicated to bringing the arts to the people underserved communities.

Featuring works by local artists that were selected from our summer Call for Artists:
Spencer Frohwirth

Stanley Gavida

Georgie Moriel


Performances by
LaQuin and the Family Tree Band

Newark in Tune- Small Town Big City



Together We Rise | 45th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Prudential, Premiere 45th Anniversary Diamond Sponsor

PSEG, Premiere 45th Anniversary Diamond Sponsor

Valley National BankPremiere 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

RWJ Barnabas Health, Bronze Sponsor

TD Bank, Bronze Sponsor

Enrique Dilone, Bronze Sponsor

Wells Fargo, Bronze Sponsor

WithumSmith+Brown, Bronze Sponsor

City National Bank, Friend Sponsor

Horizon NJ Health, Friend Sponsor

Lotus Equity Group, Friend Sponsor

McCarter & English, LLP., Friend Sponsor

NeighborWorks America, Friend Sponsor

PNC Bank, Friend Sponsor

RWJ Barnabas Health Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Friend Sponsor

RWJ Barnabas Health Clara Maass Medical Center, Friend Sponsor

Santander Bank, Friend Sponsor

Whole Foods Market Newark, Friend Sponsor

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