Always Fight Forward

42nd Annual Freedom Fund Event

Sunday October 24, 2021
6pm EST
Live Streamed 

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@Metro KzooNAACP


The Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization that is committed to ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.


The NAACP is now 112 years old, the oldest civil rights organization in the history of the United States. In that time, the NAACP has impacted many things and the organization has changed the course of American history. Since the Springfield Race Riot of 1908, the NAACP has led the way in thought and action for civil rights. We are truly the nation’s conscience to civil and human rights, and the world’s example of advocacy. As we look at the disparity of Minorities regarding confirmed COVID 19 cases and deaths, it is relevant we continue in our fight for justice and freedom for all. Let’s keep this tradition alive and a part of the American culture.


The Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP is pleased to announce that our 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Event “Always Fighting Forward” will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2021, virtually via Zoom and Facebook at 6:00 p.m. We are pleased to announce this will be a Free Event, however, we will be accepting donations.


We realize with our community and world continuing to battle against COVID 19, we want to be sensitive to our community needs and still provide inspirational guidance as we continue to fight for our freedom and provide scholarships to our high school seniors. 


Our Virtual Freedom Fund Event helps to raise funds to assist with our mission of equality for all.  We have built many alliances with community organizations to provide services and programs to our community.


As the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP continues to serve in this community, it is our hope that you will continue to support our efforts by purchasing a sponsorship or an ad in our Virtual Ad Souvenir book that will be viewed during our Freedom Fund Event and on our Website from October 2021 – October 2022. This will allow your business or organization advertisement and support of our efforts throughout the year. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Freedom Fund Chairperson, Lola Clark Atkinson @ 269-547-0326.


2021 Souvenir Journal & Sponsorship Information 

Sponsorships ***

Platinum Sponsor                $5,000

Gold Sponsor                       $3,000

Silver Sponsor                      $2,000

Bronze Sponsor                   $1,000

Jade Sponsor                      $500



Souvenir Booklet Ads

Back/Inside Cover (8.5x11) $500

Full Page (8.5x11) $300

Half Page (7.5x4.5) $150

Quarter Page (4.25x5.5) $75

Business Cards (2x3.5) $45


*** Sponsorship Note: Sponsorships include a full page ad in the Virtual Souvenir Booklet, recognition during Freedom Fund Event Live Streamed Event on October 24 as well as recognition on the MKB website through the 2021 fiscal year.


Tax Deduction Note: Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch—NAACP is a 501(c)4 organization and contributions are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. But may be deductible as trade or business expenses, if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business.

Email photo ready ads to

Acceptable formats: eps, tiff, jpeg or pdf. 


Ads  and payments due by October 4, 2021 by 11:59PM EST.

Please submit ad/sponsorship request here

Sponsorship & Ad Request Form


and mail check or money order, 

Made payable to: 
Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch NAACP
PO Box 51473
Kalamazoo, MI 49005-1473




pay online by credit card via EventBrite


pay by CashApp or Venmo  -  please also complete Sponsorship & Ad Request Form

CashApp (download from Apple App Store or Google Play)                   

  • Tap "Pay"

  • In the "To" field type $MKBNAACP

  • in the "For" field, type your name, phone #, email address​, and the reason for payment as "Freedom Fund Ad or Sponsorship"

Venmo (download from Apple App Store or Google Play)                   

  • Tap "Pay"

  • In the search field type @MKBNAACP

  • in the "What's it for?" field, type your name, phone #, email address​, and the reason for payment as "Freedom Fund Ad or Sponsorship"

​Questions about Cash App or Venmo, please email 


2020 Virtual Souvenir Journal

The Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch NAACP would like to thank our community for supporting our 2020 Freedom Fund Reimagined. Enjoy our virtual booklet created by Fortitude Graphic Design.


Freedom Fund Reimagined


Souvenir Journal


MKB NAACP 2021 Award Nominations 

Each year, the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch NAACP honors individuals and organizations from the greater Kalamazoo area who have positively impacted people of color in the community. 


Nominations for the Humanitarian, Distinguished Veteran and Dr. Charles C. Warfield Youth Community Service Award are now being accepted.


Deadline for Applications are due Monday, September 20, 2021 by 11:59PM EST.

Nomination Applications, Available Here


2020-2021 Corporate & Community Sponsors

The Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch NAACP would like to thank our 2020-2021 corporate and community sponsors.