CAIR Annual Dinner a Success
Sold-out crowd of almost 1,000 helps raise more than $1.2 Million
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/4/05) - Almost 1,000 people turned out last night for the annual fundraising dinner of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and helped raise a total of more than $1.2 million to support the group's civil rights and advocacy work on behalf of the American Muslim community. The sold-out dinner was the culmination of a $1 million fundraising campaign which began during the recent Islamic fast of Ramadan.
“We thank all those who contributed to our campaign and we pledge to work daily to earn the community’s continuing support,” said CAIR Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed.