NAACP Fauquier County Branch 7059 has launched its annual fundraising campaign which will conclude on Saturday, August 27 with the 67th Annual Freedom Fund celebration. The event will be held virtually again this year, with a Zoom link to be provided to those who make reservations.
This year’s distinguished guest and keynote speaker is Del. Candi Mundon King, who represents parts of Prince William and Stafford Counties and serves on the Privileges and Elections Committee. The theme of this year's program is "Protect the Vote."
In addition, the Fauquier NAACP Health Committee will make a presentation which asks the question: "What will health equity and health justice look like in Fauquier County?"
One deserving Fauquier County resident will be honored this year with the 2nd Annual Distinguished Citizen Service Award. Individuals were nominated by Fauquier NAACP members but did not have to be Branch members themselves in order to be eligible to receive the award. The Distinguished Citizen Service Award is based on service to the community that is in line with the vision, mission, and objectives of the NAACP.
Fauquier NAACP needs financial support from the community in order to continue, and expand, its outreach.
Reservations for the 66th Annual Freedom Fund Celebration may be made online or
by downloading the reservation form at the bottom of the page, filling it out and mailing, with check enclosed, to Fauquier NAACP, P.O. Box 82, Bealeton, VA 22712. The cost: $50/Adult; $25/Student.
Sponsorships - Local businesses are encouraged to help support our efforts by becoming a Freedom Fund Event partner. A pdf of the Partnership Form may be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Donations can be made online or by making checks payable to Fauquier NAACP, with the notation “Freedom Fund,” and mailing to NAACP Fauquier County, P.O. Box 82, Bealeton, VA 22712.
The NAACP is a 501(c)(4) social justice organization. While it is a nonprofit, donations made to it are not tax deductible in the same way they are in a 501(c)(3) organization. Businesses can deduct their financial contributions as a business expense by 1) being sponsors of the Freedom Fund event and/or 2) purchasing ads which will appear in a virtual program at the event on August 27 as well as for one year on the “Wall of Fame” page on the Branch’s website.
For more information, email Freedom Fund Committee chair, Michelle Shanks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAACP Vision Statement
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
· To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
· To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
· To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
· To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
· To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
· To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and Constitution.
PDF - RESERVATION FORM:
PDF - PARTNERSHIP FORM: