CARECEN 36th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner

November 21, 2019 @ 6:30PM — 10:30PM

Celebrate 36 years of advocacy and service to Long Island's immigrant communities at CARECEN's 36th Annual Gala Awards Dinner. Each year, CARECEN gathers to honor the work of some of Long Island's most impactful leaders in immigrant rights and advocacy. This year's distinguished honorees will include CARECEN's very own Executive Director, Kenneth Lederer, as he prepares to enter retirement after 36 years of service to CARECEN! So please join us as we celebrate all of the amazing leaders, advocates, and organizations working to empower Long Island's immigrant communities and help us usher in a new era of service, partnership, and renewed vision for 2020.

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Proceeds to benefit CARECEN's advocacy and service for Long Island immigrants and refugees.

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.

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CARECEN cordially invites you to join us for our 36th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner on November 21st, 2019.

Once again, we are proud to honor and present awards to outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to the struggle for human rights and the defense of immigrants and refugees.

2019 Honorees

Larry Levy - Executive Dean, National Center for Suburban Studies and Vice President for Economic Development & Professional Studies, Hofstra University (Keynote)

Kenneth Lederer - Executive Director, CARECEN

Dafny Irizarry - President, Long Island Latino Teachers Association (LILTA)

Martha Maffei - Executive Director, SEPA Mujer


The program will include a cocktail reception, awards and dinner followed by dancing, dessert and a raffle.

Get ready for a great night!

Proceeds to benefit CARECEN's advocacy and direct services for Long Island immigrants and refugees.

Reception at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Verdi's of Westbury

Wine and Beer gratis

Cocktail Attire

Music by Sergio, New York Live DJs


We are now accepting Gala Journal advertisement purchases and dinner sponsorships!

For those interested in supporting CARECEN's dinner journal, the advertisement deadline is Friday, November 1st, 2019.

Questions about tickets and sponsorship can be directed to Executive Director, Kenneth Lederer at ken@carecenny.org (631) 559-2793 or Development Coordinator, Becca Reed at becca@carecenny.org or (516) 489-8330, ext. 110.