Friday, August 24, 2012
Join us at the 49th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and Silent Auction September 29, 2012
The Jefferson City Branch of the NAACP will host its 49th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and Silent Auction at the Capitol Plaza Hotel on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The Honorable Ike Skelton will serve as our keynote speaker. This is an occasion to reflect upon the past and embrace our future. The tortured history of Jim Crow threatens to be repeated in Missouri. We invite you to join us as we celebrate our theme, “Standing for Equality, Fighting for Justice.”
The Annual Freedom Fund Dinner is our primary fund-raiser to support branch activities and operation expenses. These funds provide high school, college and law school scholarships, access to limited legal information, support for local prison branches as VIC’s (Volunteers in Corrections), officer training, an office, and representative participation at state and national conferences. In addition, chapter volunteers work with area schools to promote understanding about diversity concerns, and work with the Armed Services on equity issues. Since this is a volunteer organization, no funds are used for salaries. This branch requires approximately $10,000 per year to be effective. We would appreciate your support as an attendee, sponsor, and/or benefactor.
Our silent auction and reception start at 6:00 p.m., and dinner follows at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $40 individually or as part of an organizational sponsorship. In conjunction with this year’s dinner, we will issue a beautiful souvenir advertisement in the News Tribune to thank our sponsors as well as create permanent posts on our blog and Facebook. The enclosed brochure provides information on purchasing tickets and sponsorships and donating item for the silent auction. Tickets will be mailed upon receipt of your check until September 24th, after which tickets will be reserved in your name at the door. Sponsorship tables will be reserved in the name of the sponsoring organization and/or individual.
I look forward to seeing you at the Capitol Plaza Hotel on September 29th at the 49th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and Silent Auction. Your participation is truly appreciated.
Nimrod Chapel, Jr.
Jefferson City Unit 4064
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People