Freedom Fund

Our annual Freedom Fund Award Banquet is our premier fundraising event and our opportunity to recognize the contributions of many within our community.

19TH ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND AWARDS 2015

  • Keynote Speaker: Rick Deadwyler, University of Delaware Government Relations
  • Lifetime Community Service Award: Gary W. Hayman
  • Education Award: Dr. Freeman Williams
  • Religious Award: Reverend Dr. Drewy Richardson
  • Community Service Award Business: Newark Post
  • Community Service Award Organization: Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement, Darlene Battle Executive Director
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Pearl Blackwell
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Jones Funeral Home
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Eugene Petty
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Abbott’s Shoe Repair

18TH ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND AWARDS 2014

  • Keynote Speaker: Linda L. Ammons, J.D., Widener University
  • Newark Branch NAACP Hall of Fame: Nathan “Doc” Hill
  • Youth Award: Jasmine Anthony
  • Religious Award: Reverend Samuel Jackson
  • Education Award: Edison Charter School Chess Club
  • Community Service Award: Josie Roy
  • Community Service Award Business: Shop Rite
  • Community Service Award Organization: Sierra Club
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Francis Samuel Matthews
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Arnold Saunders, Sr.
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Alvin Hall

17th ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND AWARDS 2013

  • Keynote Speaker: Jea P. Street, New Castle County Councilman, Delaware Black Caucus
  • Newark Branch NAACP Hall of Fame: Bernard R. Saunders “Mr. Bobby
  • Newark Branch NAACP Hall of Fame: Anna Money
  • Newark Branch NAACP Hall of Fame: Kenneth Hall Sr.
  • Lifetime Award: Beverly Benson
  • Youth Award: Justin Senu-Oke
  • Education Award: Jonathan R. Wilson, Jr.
  • Religious Award: Reverend Sylvester S. Beaman
  • Community Service Award Business: Sandrose Trophies
  • Community Service Award Organization: Rose Hill Community Center
  • Community Service Award Organization: Organization of Minority Women
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Wayne Jennings
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Barbara Haley
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Jacqueline Brown
  • Lifetime Community Certificate: Vera Harding