Out of The Ashes Came Hope

It has been 50 years since the rebellion of 1967 tore through Newark’s Central Ward in response to years of racially targeted discrimination, economic disinvestment, political disenfranchisement and police brutality—issues that resonate in today’s political climate. But while New Community was born in 1968 from the ashes of racism, poverty and despair, its essence was deeply rooted in the strength, resolve and dedication of men and women, Newark residents, to help themselves improve the quality of their lives and their community.


It has been a long time since the riots of 1967 tore through Newark’s Central Ward. However, soon after the riots, there was the coming together of a community, where those who wanted to make a better life, stood together, prayed, and worked toward rebuilding a new life. Lead by a group of parishioners and its dedicated catholic priests, New Community was born in 1968 from the ashes of racism, poverty and despair.

Please take a moment to reflect and be inspired by this significant achievement and join us in celebrating this milestone event on March 3, 2018, from 6-9 pm at Hilton, East Rutherford, NJ.  The formal gala will feature live entertainment, a cocktail reception and delicious dinner.  

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Celebrate With Us

We invite you to join us in celebrating the book and New Community’s 50th Anniversary through a series of events, each with its own purpose and reach.

Sponsorship Opportunities

“Out of the Ashes Came Hope” ~ Anniversary Sponsor – $50,000

“Stand With Us” ~ Heritage Sponsor – $25,000

Platinum Sponsorship – $10,000

Gold Sponsorship – $5,000

Silver Sponsorship – $2,500

Bronze Sponsorship – $1,500

Small Business Sponsorship – $1,000

Gala Underwriting Opportunities

  Gala Cocktail Reception sponsor ~ $15,000

  Gala Invitation sponsor ~ $10,000

  Gala Program Journal ~ $5,000

  Table Wine sponsor ~$5,000

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Sponsor Benefits & Details


Celebrate With Us

Advertising Opportunity

Consider showing your support for New Community’s clients, staff, volunteers and supporters.  Purchase an ad in the gala’s commemorative souvenir program. 

Agreement: I authorize New Community Corporation to publish an advertisement on behalf of my company or organization in the gala’s commemorative program for the 50th Anniversary Celebration to be held on March 3, 2018 at the Hilton, East Rutherford, NJ.

I understand that the enclosed payment guarantees that my ad will appear in the program to be distributed to attendees in compliance with the terms and conditions below.

Specifications: The finished page size will be 5.5 x 8 inches.

If you do not have camera-ready artwork, we will prepare your ad in the program style. 

Send camera-ready ad copy/artwork to Zoraya@rayzo.com.

Select ad size below:

___ $1,000 – Gold full-page advertisement with premiere placement

___ $500 – Standard full page Advertisement

___ $250 – Half page Advertisement

___ $150 – Quarter page Advertisement


Our Founder's Memoirs

“Out of the Ashes Came Hope” is an inspiring and timely memoir that illuminates the life work of Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded New Community in 1968. The book recounts how as a newly ordained priest, Monsignor underwent a radical transformation once he was assigned to the all-black parish at Queen of Angels in Newark. As a messenger of God’s love, Monsignor’s journey to Newark activates and galvanizes the community to believe that change is possible, and together they embark on a task of epic proportions—to rebuild Newark’s Central Ward.

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