2023 Freedom Fund

September 17th, 2023
Reception begins at 5:30pm. Program begins at 6:00pm

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Olathe Conference Center
10401 S Ridgeview Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

We thank you!

Thank you to all that supported the Johnson County NAACP’s 58th Freedom Fund Banquet by being a sponsor, attending, serving on a committee, donating, performing, speaking, and more!

We appreciate you all and look forward to having your support again in 2024!


The Johnson County NAACP will host its 58th Freedom Fund Banquet after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Thank You” to those that supported us with donations during that time. The Freedom Fund Banquet has been and is the Johnson County NAACP’s primary fundraiser.

These funds allow us to fulfill the NAACP’s mission to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. We do that by addressing local issues in our community related to education, voting rights, housing opportunity, access to health care, and criminal justice. We also proactively assess national issues and their potential to affect our communities in the near future.

The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Kaye Monk-Morgan President and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center. The theme of this year’s banquet will be “LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD, YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE”.

At the event, the branch will recognize and honor outstanding members of the branch and the local communities and award the recipients of its annual student scholarships. The reception/social will start at 5:00 p.m. and program starts at 6:00pm on September 17th at the Embassy Suites by Hilton – Olathe Conference Center, 10401 S. Ridgeview Road. Olathe KS, 66061.


“Democracy does not Love Us as much as We Love democracy”                  ~Nikole Hannah-Jones

What Can You Expect…

  • Hearing from a powerful speaker

  • Meeting and networking with other individuals fighting injustices and inequalities in Johnson County and the community

  • Supporting the youth in Johnson County

  • Honoring those in the community and branch that have been working to advance equity and educating

Dr. Kaye Monk-Morgan, President & CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center

For any additional questions regarding the 58th Freedom Fund banquet, please contact our  Chairs Vick Newson or Ulysses Wright, or call the branch office at 913-362-2272.

Freedom Fund Committee Chairs

Vick Newson


Ullyses Wright