Dr. Rita (Faridah) Ali to be honored with the Humanitarian Award

April 16, 2024 – California – Time for Change Foundation’s (TFCF) 22nd Annual Awards Gala will honor outstanding individuals and organizations that go above and beyond for our communities and continue to make a difference in the lives of others.

Dr. Rita Ali, a multifaceted powerhouse, and the driving force behind the organization We 2 Matter, has emerged as a beacon of hope and resilience for women impacted by incarceration. With a background that spans entrepreneurship, public service, and media, Dr. Ali’s story is one of transformation and unwavering dedication to making a difference.
Dr. Rita (Faridah) Ali
As the founder of We 2 Matter, Dr. Ali brings a wealth of experience to the table. With a doctorate in Business Administration and certifications as a CFI Life Coach, her expertise is matched only by her passion for empowering others. But Dr. Ali’s journey to advocacy was not without its trials.

“Despite the injustices I’ve faced, I refuse to let my past define me,” says Dr. Ali. “Through We 2 Matter, I am committed to helping women reclaim their lives and find their place in society once again.”

Determined to turn her adversity into advocacy, Dr. Ali founded We 2 Matter, driven by a mission to provide support and resources to women navigating the complexities of reintegration. Drawing upon her network of relationships with law enforcement, corporate executives, religious leaders, and celebrities, Dr. Ali is rallying support for her cause.

“With a firm belief in the inherent worth and potential of every individual, Dr. Ali’s vision is one of empowerment, resilience, and second chances. By offering a lifeline to those who have paid their debt to society, she is paving the way for a brighter future for all,” says Mrs. Carter-Tillman, Founder and Ambassador at the Time for Change Foundation.

Other Award Honorees include:

Dawn Downs at Symbiosis with the Businesswoman of the Year Award, Laurena Bolden at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians with the Community Champion Award, Dr. Rita (Faridah) Ali from We 2 Matter with the Humanitarian Award, Rev. George Lamb at F.A.C.C.T with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Kellie Todd Griffin at CA Black Women’s Collective with the Michelle Obama Courage Award, Pastor Craig Hadley from Paradox Church with the Nancy Varner Angel Award, and Rialto ROTC with the Ramos Family Spirit of Compassion Award.

Time for Change Foundation’s 22nd Anniversary Awards Gala will be held on Friday, April 19th, 2024, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario, California at 6:00 p.m. PST. To support the work of Time for Change Foundation, you can become a sponsor, purchase an ad in the event program book, or purchase a Gala ticket.

To register for the event or to become a sponsor and increase your business’s visibility in the community, please visit the 22nd Anniversary Gala Event page, or contact Florence White at (909) 886-2994 or by email at fwhite@timeforchangefoundation.org.


Time for Change Foundation empowers disenfranchised, low-income individuals and families by building leadership through evidence-based programs and housing to create self-sufficiency and thriving communities. We accept all forms of donations. To see how you can help make a difference visit us on the web at www.TimeForChangeFoundation.org.

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