The Washington DC NAACP Branch would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to their members and supporters for the successfully concluded 2015 Freedom Fund Banquet "Freedom is Your Right, Justice is Our Fight!" held on Wednesday Nov 4th at the Washington Hilton. The success of this event is due in full to the support of our membership and our valued sponsors for which we are very grateful. The Freedom Fund Banquet raises funds to support the efforts of the Washington DC NAACP Branch and continued volunteer efforts throughout the District.

We would like to acknowledge and extend very special thanks for the patronage of Platinum Legacy sponsor The American Beverage Association (ABA) the trade association that represents America's non-alcoholic beverage industry for their generous support. Thank you is also extended to our additional Platinum Legacy sponsor Merrill Lynch, a Bank of America company, among the world's leading wealth management companies who's additional sponsorship of our NAACP Washington DC VIP Reception was much appreciated.

Our two Silver Legacy sponsors which we are enormously thankful for includes Accenture and The Washington Informer Newspaper Co. Inc. With the support of these four companies Washington DC NAACP made head roads to make possible an evening designed to share the work of the branch, acknowledge and award the accomplishments of our community leaders and pay tribute to one of our own, a fallen legend in our midst.

Very special thanks to NAACP National President and CEO, Rev Dr. Cornell Brooks, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser and our Honorary and Host Committee Members, including the The Honorable Charles Allen, The Honorable Yvette Alexander, The Honorable Jack Evans, The Honorable David Grosso, The Honorable Kenyan McDuffie, The Honorable Vincent Orange, The Honorable Brandon Todd, The Honorable Phil Mendelson and community leaders Lorraine C. Miller, Rev. Morris Shearin, Rev. Dr. William Lamar IV, Knox W. Tull, Jr., The Honorable Norman Campbell, The Honorable Venecia C. Bessellieu, Mr. George C. Lacy and Rev. Mark Thompson, their contributions made for a successful evening.

The Washington DC NAACP Branch was chartered on June 3, 1913. One century later, the DC Branch boasts more than 1,800 members committed to promoting social justice and equality in the nation's capital through civic advocacy initiatives. DC Branch has led the fight for civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights through strategic priorities including economic development, health, education and voter empowerment.

With your continued support we will continue our work in the community. If you were unable to attend our Freedom Fund event on November 4th, and would like to contribute to our cause to support the Washington DC NAACP Branch, we encourage you to please make your donation in any amount on our website at:

Platinum Legacy Sponsors
Merrill Lynch
American Beverage Association

Silver Heritage Sponsors
Washington Informer