We invite you to join us in celebrating New Community’s 50th Anniversary.

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.

On March 3, 2018 we will honor a man who was there from the very beginning.  Join us as we honor Monsignor William J. Linder for his never-ending commitment to Newark.

Today, NCC touches more than 40,000 lives each MONTH. We’ve counted and New Community, in a typical month, serves many clients, patients, members, families, residents, and children through its outreach, services, programs and resources.  Developing a “new community” is the legacy of Monsignor’s strong leadership and service to the lives of its residents and Newark has been and continues to be a place for families to live, work and thrive.

We ask that you 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.

Below you will find ticket information, and ways in which you can show your support for New Community and honor Monsignor’s work.


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___  $250 Non-profit Rate: Cocktail reception, reserved seating 

___  $500 VIP Guest – Individual: Cocktail reception, reserved seating

___  $5000 VIP Table: Cocktail reception and VIP reserved seating for 10


Gala Underwriting Opportunities

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  Gala Cocktail Reception sponsor ~ $15,000

  Gala Invitation sponsor ~ $10,000

  Gala Program Journal ~ $5,000

  Table Wine sponsor ~$5,000


Advertising Opportunity
Deadline for ad journal, sponsorships: February 2, 2018

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


Sponsorship Opportunities

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“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


For more information, please call or email:

Tracey Battles at 973-497-4414, tracey.battles@newcommunity.org

Zoraya E. Lee-Hamlin at 862-233-8020, 50thanniversary@newcommunity.org

Michelle Lang at 973-497-4413, mlang@newcommunity.org