NAACP Cleveland Branch Invites Sponsors to Join in Shaping a Culture of Activism at the 112th Branch Anniversary Freedom Fund Dinner

Cleveland, OH – The NAACP Cleveland Branch is excited to celebrate 112 years of relentless advocacy and service to the Greater Cleveland community. We are honored to extend an invitation to you for our 112th Branch Anniversary Freedom Fund Dinner, scheduled for June 29, 2024, at the prestigious Hotel Cleveland (formerly the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel). This year, under the banner “Celebrating a Culture of Activism,” we underscore our deep-seated commitment to fostering social justice and activism, making it as resonant and effective as ever.

The mission of the NAACP remains steadfast: to secure political, educational, social, and economic equality for everyone, thereby eliminating race-based discrimination. In these pivotal times, the NAACP stands as a vanguard for change and social justice, underscoring the critical nature of our mission.

This year’s Freedom Fund Dinner is poised to be a memorable evening brimming with motivational speeches, exhilarating live music, and entertainment. We will also pay tribute to outstanding individuals who exemplify the ideals of justice and equality that are at the core of the NAACP’s mission.

We are proud to announce this year’s distinguished awardees:

  • Corporate Honoree: Kevin Kearney, Aramark
  • President’s Award: Justice Melody Stewart, Ohio Supreme Court Justice
  • Freedom Fund Award: Hilton Smith, Retired, Turner Construction
  • Community Leadership Award: Jennifer Coleman Fluker, Program Director for Creative Culture and Arts,George Fund Foundation; and Tony Sias, Karamu House
  • Rising Leadership Award: Shanelle Smith Whigham, KeyBank; and Marques Hillman-Richerson, Partner, Jones Day
  • Unsung Heroes Award: Terri Eason, Cleveland Foundation; Bob Render, Community Activist- Saint Luke’s Foundation; Dana Capers, Fifth Third Bank; and Ramona Lowery-Ferrell, NSBE JR

The event will feature keynote speaker Jeff Johnson, who will inspire us with insights aligned with our theme of “Celebrating a Culture of Activism.”

Sponsorship Opportunities: Your participation as a sponsor for this landmark event will not only celebrate the NAACP’s relentless efforts but also bolster our continuous work throughout the year. Sponsorship benefits, detailed in the enclosed table, include options to add a membership fee with your sponsorship, further supporting our goals of fundraising and membership expansion.

Now, more than ever, our mission is crucial. We invite you to join us in nurturing a culture of activism, commemorating our accomplishments, and setting new standards for the future. For sponsorship inquiries and more details, please contact us at [insert contact information].

Join our mission to foster a more just and equitable society. Your support at the Freedom Fund Dinner will translate into concrete actions with a lasting impact.

We sincerely thank you for your steadfast support of the NAACP Cleveland Branch and our dedication to advancing social justice and equality.

NAACP Cleveland Branch