MCN’s 5th Annual Benefit Iftar
Join us to celebrate the completion ceremony of our 3rd cohort of the MY NYC Youth Leadership Program. Ticket proceeds will go to our monthly soup kitchen and our cross-cultural engagement activities. We have also invited a partnering organization, Islamic Relief, a humanitarian aid NGO in the spirit of holy month of Ramadan to engage our community to sponsor Orphans in war stricken and impoverished countries.We will be collecting gifts for our Gift for Eid project at the iftar. Please bring along a new gift under $20, which we will distribute to a New York City social service organization.
Turkuaz Resturant – 2637 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Wednesday, July 16th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
(Program Begins 7:00PM Sharp)
About Our KeyNote Speaker
Mohamed Geraldez is an American Muslim entrepreneur, motivational speaker and investor in a few companies in different industries like the first and largest vegan necktie company in the world www.JaanJ.com, and www.GeorgeCharlesAndSons.com – a men’s custom suit maker in New York City. He actively invests in various commercial arenas including technology with startups like www.TheTechBlock.com, a curator of tech-related content, and is a strategic adviser to www.Pivotshare.com, a digital media distribution and monetization startup. Mr. Geraldez also serves as an advisory board member to several entities like the Information Technology Consulting Firm, GeniusCo, and the American Muslim Consumer Conference group that hosts the most important yearly gathering that connects leading American corporations with American Muslim entrepreneurs, companies, businessmen/women and investors.
Mohamed was recently tapped to be the first Executive Director for Co-Founder, Dr. Sherman Jackson’s ALIM Program where strategies are being developed for the future of Islam in the modern world. Mohamed hopes to transform the ALIM Program from a traditional non-profit to a trailblazing, hybrid not-for-profit that can better serve the American Muslim community.
Mohamed converted to Islam during his junior year in college. Upon graduating, he went overseas to study the Islamic sciences for nearly four years in Syria, Morocco, Mauritania and the Saharan Desert with some of the most renowned scholars of the Muslim world. After studying abroad, he returned to the U.S. to obtain his Master’s degree in business (MBA).
Mr. Geraldez was asked to present his unique personal story in the book by White Cloud Publications “All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim.” The book can be ordered at Amazon.com.
Mohamed enjoys surfing, fashion, technology, basketball, business and reading Classic American Literature. He currently resides in Southern California and travels throughout the world for business and speaking engagements. Mohamed is currently working on his new start-up company that deals with Sharia-compliant student loans.
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