Freedom Fund Banquet


Freedom Fund Banquet - September 24, 2017

5:00 PM Reception - 6:00 PM  Dinner
Saginaw NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Speaker: Honorable Aramis Donell  Ayala, State Attorney of Florida

Mr. Odail Thorns, Jr. Chairman


The NAACP needs your support again in 2017 as a sponsor of our 2017 Freedom Fund Gala.  We thank you for your support of our Freedom Fund Gala in 2016.  Our event, continues as the most diverse audience in our region.  With your help, we continue our work in driving opportunity for all in our region. While much of the focus of our work is on equal opportunity for Saginaw’s inner-city residents, we continue working for a better community throughout our region. 


Our Theme this year is NAACP: Steadfast and Immovable.  The event is scheduled on September 24, 2017 at Horizons Conference Center.  Our reception begins at 5:00 pm followed by dinner at 6:00 pm.  In 2016, we had an attendance over 600 persons.  We celebrated our Young Professionals with a VIP Reception that was very successful.  We plan to continue recognition of these leaders of tomorrow. In addition, we will recognize “Regional Heroes” again.  These are great citizens or organizations who have dedicated their lives to exceptional community service. 


Our Keynote Speaker for 2017 is the Honorable Aramis Donell Ayala, State Attorney of Florida.  She is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and an excellent role model for our young people.