Savannah Branch NAACP 37th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet


The Savannah Branch NAACP will hold its 37th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Savannah Marriot Riverfront Hotel Saturday, October 20, 2018 beginning at 7 p.m.

The Awards Ceremony is an integral aspect of the Branch celebration where persons and institutions from the community are honored for their contributions to the mission and principle objectives of the NAACP.

The Esther F. Garrison Education & Volunteerism Award will be presented to Dr. Ann Levett,

Superintendent of the Savannah/Chatham County Public School System. This award honors persons who have made a significant contribution to education, and who have improved their community by volunteering their time, talents and resources.

The Gilbert, Law, Cooper Leadership Award will be presented to Reverend Thurmond Neill Tillman, Pastor of First African Baptist Church. This award honors those with an established history of distinguished service and making a lasting contribution to the NAACP and their community, exhibiting leadership, and providing inspiration to our youth.

The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Mr. Stephen S. Green, current Chair of the Savannah Airport Commission. This award honors individuals with an established history of distinguished community service, and who has made a lasting contribution to their community. It honors those who have made a contribution in the area of human and race relations.

The Trail Blazer Award will be presented to Mr. Lester Anthony, owner of Lester’s Florist. This award recognizes a unique contribution made to enhance or promote equality in the community with their talents or facilities and affected the further work of the NAACP.

The Legacy Award will be presented to Tremont Temple Baptist Church, Reverend Quentin J. Morris Sr., Pastor and to St. Paul C.M.E., Reverend Da’Henri Thurmond Sr., Pastor. Recipients of this award are institutions or individuals providing access to facilities and resources to the Savannah

Branch NAACP during the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.

Contact the Savannah Branch Office at 912- 233-4161 to secure tickets.

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