The Future
is Ours to Build

24thAnnual Banquet

March 16, 2019

The Future
is Ours to Build

24thAnnual Banquet

March 16, 2019

Event Details

Date

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM (PDT)

Location

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan is a professional speaker, trainer and advocate. She conducts regular presentations and workshops on various platforms including: The Science of Communication through Connection, The Art of Mindful Living and Diversity and Inclusion.

Her ongoing work in engaging local communities in confronting Islamophobia, and as an advocate for empathy, has attracted invitations as a guest speaker at various venues. These include schools across Southern California, churches, synagogues, mosques, TEDx, Al Jazeera’s AJ+, Jubilee Project Media   News Company and local newspapers. She has also been asked to appear as a guest on local television and radio stations, and has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Muslims of America and on the cover of the Toastmaster.

Sarah has presented keynotes and workshops for various organizations in the U.S., Middle East and India, that include Kiwanis, Rotary Club, Imamia Medics, Toastmasters, Muslim American Professionals, MAS Convention, Muslim Women Speakers, MCC San Diego, Discover Islam, Ford India Pvt Ltd., Infosys Ltd., 7 Dimensions and Taj Business Hub, India.

Imam Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU.  He is also the co-founder of Honest Chops, the first-ever all-natural/organic halal butcher in NYC and its spinoff restaurant Burgers by Honest Chops, the Muslim Wedding Service, an agency specializing in providing charismatic and inspirational marriage officiants for wedding ceremonies, and a partner in the MKO Group, an investment group that owns and operates multiple Edible Arrangements franchises in Manhattan. Each of these ventures was started to help generate revenue to assist people in need. 

He was appointed the first Muslim chaplain at NYU in 2005. He was also appointed the first Muslim chaplain at Princeton University in 2006. Under his leadership, the Islamic Center at NYU became the first ever established Muslim student center at an institution of higher education in the United States. Imam Latif’s exceptional dedication and ability to cross interfaith and cultural lines on a daily basis brought him recognition throughout the city, so much so that in 2007 Mayor Michael Bloomberg nominated Imam Latif to become the youngest chaplain in the history of the New York City Police Department at the age of 24. He served in that role for 11 years. Imam Latif was selected as one of 60 NYC leaders to serve on May Bill Deblasio’s Transition Team, helping to recommend and select individuals for key roles in the current NYC administration and also appointed to a “Task Force to Combat Hate” by NYC Public Advocate Tisch James to deal with the rise in Islamophobic, anti-semitic and anti-Sikh sentiment in NYC. 

His work has brought him to share stages with the likes of Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama, and many grassroots movements and diverse communities throughout the world. 

Imam Latif is a sought-after speaker, having been invited to share his insights and experiences to diverse audiences all over the world.  He has been featured in numerous media outlets including the Huffington Post, BBC, NPR, CNN, the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Colbert Report, Katie Couric, Newsweek, Time, BET and GEO TV. He has been named a Global Interfaith Visionary by the United Nations Temple of Understanding, one of 100 NYC Luminaries by the New York Public Library (2011), one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talaal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, a Millennial Leader for Social Justice by Auburn Seminary, listed to the Christian Science Monitor’s “30 Under 30” list, a Hollister Award recipient for his outstanding work in the Multi-faith World, a Brass Crescent Award for Best Writer for his award-winning “Ramadan Reflection” series for the Huffington Post,, received an Honorary Doctorate of Theology from Washington & Jefferson College, the MLK Humanitarian Award from NYU and most recent a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wardlaw + Hartridge School.

Ieasha Prime

Ieasha Prime is the Director of Women’s Programming at Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia and the founder of the DC Muslim Women’s Conference.

She converted to Islam more than 20 years ago after being a Youth Ambassador to Morrocco and Senegal. There she developed a thirst for knowledge that would cause her to sit at the feet and learn from some of the top Islamic Scholars of our time. After having participated in several circles of knowledge in the US, Ieasha decided to pursue religious studies abroad. She studied Arabic, and Quran at the Fajr Institute in Cairo, Egypt.  Later, she moved to Hadramaut, Yemen and enrolled in Dar al Zahra, an Islamic University for Women. There she studied Aqeedah, Quran, Hadith, Arabic, Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Islamic law, Purification of the Heart and other religious related learning. She has received several scholarly licenses (ijaza).

The work that she is most committed to and enjoys have been the development of Islamic programming, Islamic Studies curriculum and Rites of Passage programs for youth and adults. Majority of her life has been spent as an educator and activist. She is most passionate about combining Islamic studies, cultural art, activism and service for the purpose of training leaders to rise above whatever challenges stand in their way and that of the community they serve.

In addition to her full-time work, she is the co-founder and Executive Director of Barakah INC, an organization committed to training Muslim women in traditional Islamic sciences with a focus on modern application. Sister Ieasha is recently known for her participation in the National Women’s March, and the courses she teaches on traditional knowledge, the challenges of race and gender in the Muslim community and Spirituality.

Ieasha Prime is a proud wife and mother of three children.

Become a Sponsor

The Islamic Shura Council of Southern California is the Umbrella Organization of Muslims in Southern California. With 75 members and counting Shura Council serves as the voice of the Muslim Community in Southern California totaling over 500,000 people. Once a year Shura Council hosts a unique event unlike any other in Southern California, our Annual Banquet Celebration. This banquet attracts highly educated and captive audience from all walks of life, including: Community Leaders, Young Professionals, Major Donors, Non-Profit Organizations, Business Leaders, Elected Officials, Media, Foreign Dignitaries, and more. This creates a unique marketing opportunity for any business or organization to have direct exposure to about 1,000 attendees during the banquet as well as reaching other members of the 500,000 American Muslims across Southern California through community announcements, flyer distribution, mailers, and emails.

Quick Sponsorship Facts

  • 500+ daily unique website visits
  • Your logo on 1,000 copies of the Program Booklet
  • Your advertisement on 10,000 Community Resource Directories distributed across SoCal
  • Advertising to the largest Muslim email list/newsletter in California with 25,000 members and counting
  • Generous sponsorship packages that offer thousands of dollars in savings

Have direct exposure to about 1,000 attendees during the banquet as well as reaching other members of the 500,000 American Muslims across Southern California through community announcements, flyer distribution, mailers, and emails.

Advertisement Rates

Ad Size Dimensions Cost
Business Card (a la carte only)
2.5" x 1.75"
$500
1/4 Page
2.5" x 3.5" or 5" x 1.75"
$650
1/2 Page
5" x 3.5"
$750
Full Page
5" x 7.5"
$1,000
Back Page (Inside Cover)
5" x 7.5"
$1,500
Front Page (Inside Cover)
5" x 7.5"
$1,500

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum

$ 10,000
  • Banquet Seating for 10
    ($3,000 Value)
  • Exhibitor Booth
    ($1,500 Value)
  • Ad in souvenir booklet
    ($1,500 Value)
  • Logo on-screen throughout program
    ($1,000 Value)
  • One full banner ad on website for a week
    ($550 Value)
  • Ad in Community Resource Directory
    ($2,000 Value)
  • Logo on Program Booklet
    ($1,000 Value)
  • Banner ad in weekly newsletter
    ($600 Value)
  • General acknowledgement in community announcements, emails, and website prior to the event
    ($1,000 Value)
  • Invitation to Private Reception with Speakers
    ($500 Value)
  • Spotlight on sponsor representatives
    (will be asked to stand up)
    ($1,000 Value)
  • 2-3 min video on stage
    ($2,500 Value)
  • MC Recognition
    ($1,000 Value)
  • $17,150 Total Value

Gold

$ 5,000
  • Banquet Seating for 10
    ($1,000 Value)
  • Exhibitor Booth
    ($1,500 Value)
  • Ad in souvenir booklet
    ($1,500 Value)
  • Logo on-screen throughout program
    ($1,000 Value)
  • One full banner ad on website for a week
    ($450 Value)
  • Ad in Community Resource Directory
    ($1,000 Value)
  • Logo on Program Booklet
    ($1,000 Value)
  • Banner ad in weekly newsletter
    ($400 Value)
  • General acknowledgement in community announcements, emails, and website prior to the event
    ($1,000 Value)
  • Invitation to Private Reception with Speakers
    ($500 Value)
  • Spotlight on sponsor representatives
    (will be asked to stand up)
    ($1,000 Value)
  • 2-3 min video on stage
    ($1,500 Value)
  • MC Recognition
    ($1,000 Value)
  • $12,850 Total Value

Silver

$ 2,500
  • Banquet Seating for 4
    ($400 Value)
  • Exhibitor Booth
    ($1,000 Value)
  • Ad in souvenir booklet
    ($750 Value)
  • Logo on-screen throughout program
    ($750 Value)
  • One full banner ad on website for a week
    ($350 Value)
  • Ad in Community Resource Directory
    ($500 Value)
  • Logo on Program Booklet
    ($500 Value)
  • Banner ad in weekly newsletter
    ($200 Value)
  • General acknowledgement in community announcements, emails, and website prior to the event
    ($1,000 Value)
  • $5,450 Total Value

Bronze

$ 1,500
  • Banquet Seating for 2
    ($200 Value)
  • Exhibitor Booth
    ($1,000 Value)
  • Ad in souvenir booklet
    ($450 Value)
  • Logo on-screen throughout program
    ($750 Value)
  • One full banner ad on website for a week
    ($250 Value)
  • Ad in Community Resource Directory
    ($250 Value)
  • Logo on Program Booklet
    ($500 Value)
  • Banner ad in weekly newsletter
    ($200 Value)
  • $3,600 Total Value

Contact Us

Please use the form below to contact us to take advantage of the valuable sponsorship opportunities above.
You may also contact Kalim Farooki via email at kalim@shuracouncil.org or via phone at 951.858.2358.