GEMS 2016

GEMS Gala 2017

Fundraising Dinner & Awards Ceremony


Special Guests


This year, we will highlight the work of those in our community who work together to uplift one another and everyone around them, especially the women of our community. 

That is why our special guests are a power couple who have dedicated their lives to empowering women through their work. 

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.

We will also be recognizing the work of local women powerhouses that work together with someone special to collaboratively make a difference in our community by presenting the GEMS Awards to Central Florida's Dynamic Duos!