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MWA Celebration 2017 Sponsorship

Take advantage of MWA’s sponsorship package that will gain your organization/business exposure to more than 2,000 women and men! You can also pick a package below to be included in the program that will be featured at each individual place setting at the MWA Celebration of the Muslim Woman event Sunday March 19th at Oak Brook Hills Resort. Last year this was a SOLD OUT event with over 500 women and this year we expect even more. The income MWA generates from advertising revenues is used directly to support activities for MWA’s 4 core focus areas: mentorship, leadership development, community service, and social justice (specifically gender equity). Your funds will go a long way in supporting the charitable mission of MWA.

Community Sponsorship
Package 1 – Executive Community Sponsor – $3,500
• Platinum Package for Lunch
o You will receive a FULL page (5″x8″) of sponsorship space in our event program booklet, an EXCLUSIVE table for you to use for sponsorship material and the option of having a female REP at the table, and special mention during the event. In addition, you will receive 2 tickets to the event.
• Full year inclusion in every e- newsletter for your logo
• Space on our website for the full year displaying your Logo
• During Ramadan
o Inclusion in every event postcard (about 5-6 in total that are distributed on a weekly basis) to mention something like “MWA is partnering with XXX to help better serve the community.” (To be customized with sponsor).
o Link to your website from the Logo.

Package 2 – Gold Community Sponsor – $2,500
• Gold Package for Lunch
o You will receive a FULL page (5″x8”) of sponsorship space in our event program booklet, an EXCLUSIVE table for you to use for your sponsorship material, special mention during the event and 1 ticket to the event.
• 3-time inclusion in our e- newsletter for your logo
• Space on our website for six months displaying your Logo
• During Ramadan
o Inclusion in 2 event postcards (about 5-6 that are distributed weekly) to mention something like “MWA is partnering with XXX to help better serve the community.” (To be customized with sponsor).
o Link to your website from the Logo.
Lunch Advertising

• PLATINUM $2,000; You will receive a FULL page (5″x8″) of sponsorship space in our event program booklet, an EXCLUSIVE table for you to use for sponsorship material and the option of having a female REP at the table , a three- time inclusion in our e-newsletter that will reach our 2,000+ member list-serve and special mention during the event. In addition, you will receive 6-months of advertising space in the “Sponsors “section of our MWA website and 2 tickets to the event.

• GOLD $1500; You will receive a FULL page (5″x8″) of sponsorship space in our event program booklet, an EXCLUSIVE table for you to use for your sponsorship material, a three-time inclusion in our e-newsletter that will reach our 2,000+ member list-serve, special mention during the event and 1 ticket to the event.

• SILVER $750; you will receive 1/2 page (5″x4″) of advertisement space in our event program booklet, space on our sponsorship display table (business cards and/or fliers), and a one-time inclusion in our e-newsletter that will reach our 2,000+ member list-serve (most of whom are in the Chicago land area).

• BRONZE $450; You will receive 1/4 page (2.5″x4″) of advertisement space in our event program booklet along with space on our sponsorship display table at the event to showcase your business’s marketing (business cards and/or fliers).

• A La Carte Menu
• FULL page (5″x8”) of sponsorship space in our event program booklet – $1,000
• 1/2 page (5ʺx4ʺ) of advertisement space in our event program booklet – $650
• Sponsor wishes to purchase additional tickets – 10% discount
• Only display business’s marketing on a sponsorship table
■ With others – 300
■ Exclusive table – 800

If interested in any of the packages, please click below to sign up and pay:
   

REGISTER

  
You may also contact Carla Taylor at Carla@mwachicago.org for any questions.

Celebrate Muslim Women Expo

 

 

This spring, Muslim Women’s Alliance will once again be honoring and celebrating Muslim women from all sectors. On Sunday, March 19, 2017, Muslim Women’s Alliance will be hosting our Celebrating Muslim Women Expo here in Chicago. Stay tuned as we announce our exciting speakers lineup. Get your tickets for the Expo today and attend our annual gala luncheon where we honor three inspiring Muslim women leaders and also present two deserving students with the Aisha scholarship.

We are looking for day of event volunteers.  If you can volunteer any of your time on that day then contact volunteer@mwachicago.org.
 
Where Faith Meets Action
Muslim Women’s Alliance is proud to welcome Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed, Asha Noor and Kameelah Rashad as speakers at this year’s Celebrate Muslim Women Expo.  On Sunday, March 19th, these national leaders will be tackling topics that are on the hearts and minds of every single one of us these days.  What does Islam say about how to deal with oppression? How do we maintain our mental health in these turbulent times? What are some real life actions we can take to make an impact in the world around us?
Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed is a renowned author, instructor at AlMaghrib Insititute, and an international speaker focusing on spiritual and personal development.
Asha Noor is a racial justice and human rights activist, peace-building and conflict resolution specialist, educator and writer.
Kameelah Rashad is the President of Mental Wellness Foundation working to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, addiction & trauma in the community.
More speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned and get your tickets today!

 

BUY TICKETS

 

Muslim Women Alliance will be awarding honorees at the annual celebration, to Nominate an Inspiring Muslim Woman, click below:

MWA Nomination

MWA Scholarship

The MWA 2017 Aisha (RA) Scholarship Details

The Muslim Women’s Alliance Scholarship is in honor of Aisha (RA), the greatest of women scholars. The purpose of this scholarship is to empower women, and to allow them to become self sufficient.

MWA is offering two separate scholarships, to two separate individuals, in the amount of $1,500.00 each (One thousand five hundred dollars, only).

Applicants must fall into one of these categories:

  1. Female, High School graduate, entering into a two year or four year college
  2. Female, currently enrolled in a two year or four year college
  3. Female, entering into, or currently enrolled in a trade school.

Eligible Students:

  1. Muslim Female; must be at the age of 17 years or older, as of March 1, 2017.
  2. Must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States, and a resident of Illinois.
  3. Must be pursuing an Associate’s degree, a first Bachelor’s degree, or pursuing technical or vocational training at an accredited school.

*Students who are graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2017, and/or those who will be pursuing a graduate degree are ineligible.

  1. To be eligible to apply, the annual household income must not exceed the maximum for the household size.

Household Size

Maximum Annual Household Income

1

$25,000

2

$40,000

3

$45,000

4

$52,500

5

$60,000

6

$67,500

These guidelines are based and formatted on information from the national average of the U.S. Department of Labor. To adjust for households larger than 6 people, add $7,500 for each additional member.

Requirements to apply: (Please provide proof and documentation for each)

  1. Accepted to, or currently enrolled in college
  2. GPA of at least 3.0, or a B average
    1. For College: Provide High School or College transcript
    2. For Technical/ Vocational Training: Entrance exam results, or letter of reference proving eligibility.
    3. Proof of household income
      1. For College: FAFSA Application
      2. For Technical/ Vocational Training:  A copy of the first 2 pages of tax returns; Form 1040 for 2015/2016, together with a copy of the 2016 W-2
      3. Demonstrate an active participation in community service or philanthropic work (Not necessarily at an Islamic center)
      4. 5.       Provide two letters of recommendation. The letter can comment on your academic ability, promise of future success, your extracurricular activities or how your efforts have contributed to the community. Be sure that the letter of recommendation includes contact information for the person writing the letter.
        1. One from volunteer/ community service
        2. One from school, internship or work
        3. Write an essay (Please see below for requirements)

Requirements for essay:

  1. Topic: How do you think, the education you will receive empowers you to make an impact in society?
  • This can be in your home, at school, at work, or in the community. Also explain how you would embody the characteristics of a companion, or one of the wives of our Prophet Mohammed (SAW) to make such an impact.
  • Your essay will be judged on creativity, content, style, and grammar.
  1. Essay must be typed
  2. Length: 500 – 700 words maximum.
  3. Font: Times New Roman
  4. Size of Font: 12
  5. Line spacing: Double
  6. Margins: 1 inch all around
  7. Must have a cover page, with the name of the applicant and the title of the essay
  8. If any references are being made, the correct citations, in APA or MLA, and reference page.

 

Application Timeline

  • Application deadline: February 11, 2017 (Postmarked, or electronic time stamp must be no later than midnight of due date)
  • Application selection: March 1st, 2017
  • Awarded: Spring 2016 (At the MWA Annual Lunch event, exact date TBA)

Note: Payments will NOT be made out to the individual. Payments will only be made out to the Educational Institution for educational expenses, housing, school supplies, and books.

Click here to access the application form.