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GEMS Gala 2017

  • Florida Hotel and Conference Center (map)

"The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practice regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise." (The Holy Qur'an 9:71)

Join the Muslim Women's Organization at our 3rd Annual GEMS Gala: Together We Rise, a fundraising dinner and awards ceremony celebrating the dynamic duos of our community who work together everyday to uplift one another and everyone around them, like our special guests, power couple, Priya Chandra and Imam Khalid Latif

We will also shine a light on the work of MWO and those who collaborate with us to improve the lives of the women of Central Florida.  It will be an unforgettable evening and one you don't want to miss!

This year's GEMS Gala will be on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm

at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center (located at the Florida Mall between Macy's and Sears).

Tickets: $60/Person & $550/Table  

All proceeds will fund the programs of the MWO, including a Women's Resource Center, our classes and workshops, leadership trainings for youth, the Domestic Violence Task Force, the Gender Equity & Social Responsibility Initiative, the Convert Care Committee, Career Services & Women's Directory and so much more!

For sponsorship opportunities, and event details, contact Sadaf Saied at (321)732-9059 or email 


Priya Chandra has a Masters in Social Work and is a rape crisis and domestic violence counselor with experience working with human trafficking victims.  Her husband, Imam Khalid Latif, is the University Chaplain at NYU, the Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU, and a Chaplain for the NYPD.  Together they empower the women of the community and everyone around them.