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Membership is Power

43rd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Sunday October 23, 2022
Radisson Hotel & Suites
100 W. Michigan Avenue | Kalamazoo
5pm EST


The Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP is a civil rights organization committed to ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. As the Kalamazoo Branch celebrates over 75 years of civil rights, we have remained committed to our continuous efforts to provide the community with support on issues that affect us all.

The NAACP is the oldest civil rights organization in the USA (113 years old). Since its inception, the impactful work of the NAACP has changed the course of American history, fighting for equality equity and justice. After the Springfield Race Riot of 1908, the NAACP has led the way in thought and action for civil rights. We are indeed the nation’s conscience to civil and human rights, and the world’s example of advocacy. We must continue to fight and stand for what is right, for all!


At last, the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch is pleased to host (in-person) its 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. We have been unable to assemble and honor the work of individuals and organizations in our community since 2019. This year, we are excited to be able to gather and finally celebrate our 75th milestone! Our theme is “Membership is Power.”  Our goal is to increase our membership so that we will be an even stronger force in the community, and as a result, a portion of your ticket includes your membership in this historic and transformative organization. Join us as we commemorate 75+ years in the greater Kalamazoo community, October 23, 2022, 5:00pm at the Radisson Plaza Hotel (100 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI).


We appreciate the support you have shown us over the years and ask that you continue to support our efforts by purchasing a sponsorship or an ad in our Virtual Souvenir Booklet. We will run your ad during the Celebration and feature it on our website from October 2022 through October 2023. This will allow your business or organization to have ongoing advertisement throughout the year. 


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

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2022 Souvenir Journal & Sponsorship Information

2022 Tickets, Souvenir Journal & Sponsorship Information 


Adult (26+ years old)               $60

Student (up to 25 years old)  $30

Table (8 seats)                      $480

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, tickets to and recognition during the Freedom Fund Banquet, October 23 as well as recognition on the MKB website through the 2022 fiscal year. Tickets: Platinum (16 tickets); Gold (8 tickets); Silver (6 tickets); Bronze (4 tickets); Jade (2 tickets)


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: tiff, jpeg, png or pdf. 


Ads and payments due by October 6, 2022 by 11:59PM EST.



Mail check or money order 

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


Credit Card or ACH

Payments for tickets, sponsorships and ads can be paid online by credit card and ACH after September 20, 2022

2021 Virtual Souvenir Journal

2021 Virtual Souvenir Journal

The Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch NAACP would like to thank our community for supporting our 2021 Freedom Fund Reimagined. Enjoy our virtual booklet created by Fortitude Graphic Design.

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2022 MKB NAACP Award Nominations

MKB NAACP 2022 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 Friday, September 23, 2022 by 11:59PM EST.

Nomination Applications, Available Here

2021-2022 Corporate & Community Sponsors

2021-2022 Corporate & Community Sponsors

The Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch NAACP would like to thank our 2021-2022 corporate and community sponsors.

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