Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

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flyer2013The El Paso Branch of the NAACP cordially invites you to attend its Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 17, 2013. This event will be held at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center located at 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill Street, Biggs Field, TX 79918 (Fort Bliss). The Social Gathering will commence at 6:00 p.m. and the banquet begins at 7:00 p.m. The branch will recognize prominent El Pasoans for their outstanding contributions to the community and award scholarships to deserving young students.

The vision of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination. Founded February 2, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based Civil Rights organization. The El Paso Branch is proud to be the oldest branch in the state of Texas.

We cordially invite you to share with us in this event. Our theme: “We Shall Not Be Moved.”

Our guest speaker: Mr. Gary Bledsoe, Attorney, State NAACP President and National Board Member.

This event will not be complete without your presence. The cost is $50.00 per person or $500.00 per table of 10 guests. You may also contribute by purchasing an advertisement in our Souvenir Brochure. The requested advertisement donations are as follows:

$200.00 – Inside Front Cover
$200.00 – Inside Back Cover
$150.00 – Full Page
$ 75.00 – Half Page
$ 50.00 – Quarter Page

Exclusive Platinum Sponsorship:
Table for 10 guests
Prefential Guest Seating
Full Page Advertisement and Special Recognition

Please complete the reply form regarding your reservation confirmations. (Form may be downloaded here). For more information and to contact us, please call (915) 751-6490 or Reservations Coordinator, Ms. Anna Mattersdorf (915) 751-2108 or Branch President, Mr. Harold Howell (915) 474-1247 or Freedom Fund Chair, Mr. Steven Purchase (915) 877-1578 or email us at

Also, please consider becoming a member of the NAACP or giving a membership as a gift. Members are considered premiere advocates of civil rights in their communities. Adult annual membership dues are $30.00 and Youth, College and Life Membership are available upon request.

Join us Saturday evening, August 17, 2013. Together, we will make a difference…

Keeping the Vision,

The El Paso Branch of the NAACP