Guests of honour at the celebration leadership event (held in 2009) included the Lord Leuitenant of South Yorkshire, David Moody; the High Sherrif of South Yorkshire, Helena Muller; MPs Dennis MacShane and John Healey; the Mayor and Mayoress of Rotherham, Cllr Shaukat Ali and Miss Wajida Naseem; and Rotherham Borough Council leader, Cllr Roger Stone.
Following a drinks reception and the first of three performances by colourful bhangra dancers Desi Nach, the 200 guests were welcomed by MC Michael Kilby-Scott, of Rother FM, and Irene Furnell, UMCC's chairman.
After the meal and a second performance by Desi Nach, a DVD was shown, featuring the work of the UMCC, success stories of its former users and tributes to its achievements.
Among the many people praising the work at the centre - which is based at Carlisle Street and has helped 54,000 people since it began - and the vision of Mrs Qureshi was Cllr Ali, who said: "We all want one town, one community."
And Cllr Mahroof Hussain, cabinet member for community development and engagement, said, "I am proud that Rotherham has so many successful people committed to providing a brighter future for people."
Together with Mrs Qureshi, the Mayor presented a long service award to Mohammed Arif and achievement awards to Ambrin Chauhan, Michael Clark, Aisha Munawar, Naseem Shah and Ali Zaidi.
Mrs Qureshi said that the Centre's mission statement: "Bringing together communities to share common goals and to help build a better and more positive future for all," was the guiding light of UMCC's work and always has been. She added: "I hope the centre will still be working hard to help people in another 25 years."