Nimrod Chapel, Jr.
Jefferson City, NAACP
NAACP Announces 2010 Freedom Fund Awardees
Jefferson City, MO, October 15, 2010 — “Ideas such as justice and equality are only as relevant as we make them” says Nimrod Chapel, Jr., president of the Jefferson City, MO, branch of the NAACP. “These individuals and organizations we are recognizing have shown a sincere interest in turning democratic concepts into reality. It is a fitting tribute that they are recognized at this year’s 47th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 16,2010 at the Capital Plaza. I encourage each of you to get to know these individuals and organization and continue your support for these most American of ideals.”
The 2010 Awardees are:
ROSA PARKS AWARD
The Rosa Parks Award is given to individuals who have committed their lives, and have exhibited dedication and commitment to the cause of equality and justice in the face of personal sacrifice, and for standing up against racism and discrimination.
CORPORATE/PUBLIC IMAGE AWARD
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
Missouri National Guard
Missouri Association for Social Welfare (MASW)
This Corporate/Public Image Award is given to a company or individual in the public/private sector, in recognition of its/their commitment and dedication to equal opportunity, employment, diversity, community support and leadership.
PRESIDENTIAL CHOICE AWARD
Victoria (Vickie) Meyers,
SSG Terri A. Nichols,
BG Stephen L. Danner, and
the Honorable John Landwehr
This Presidential Choice Award is given to an organization or individuals in the public/private sector, in recognition of its/their commitment and dedication to equal opportunity, access, employment, diversity, community support and leadership.
MYRTLE SMITH ODEN YOUNG ADULT SERVICE AWARD
The Myrtle Smith Oden Service Award is given to individuals who have worked faithfully in the NAACP or other civic organizations for the overall betterment of the community.
“Honor those who have worked in their professional and private capacities as citizens to make our Community, state and nation a better place to live and truer to the ideals set forth in the Bill of Rights and Constitution” said Chapel. “Civic duty is the debt we owe for being a part of society and it is our only real opportunity to make communities better.”
Founded in 1909, the 101 year old NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.