Dubuque 28th annual Freedom Fund Banquet


The Dubuque Branch of The NAACP invites you and your guests/family members to join us at our 28th annual Freedom Fund Banquet at The Diamond Jo Casino Banquet Hall on Saturday, November 04, 2017. A cash bar will open at 6:00 p.m. and our program will begin at 6:30 pm with dinner served at 7:00.  The theme for the banquet this year is “Hidden Figures.”  Be it National, Regional, State, or Local, we offer up recognition for those not too often recognized/appreciated heroes who have fought and currently fight for social justice and equality for all.

The purpose of the Freedom Fund Banquet is two-fold.  We want to engage Dubuque and the tri-state in a celebratory event with our branch as we continue the advancement of civil rights for all and recognize those in our community who show they believe in our cause by their actions. Monies raised from the Banquet also provide the funding for all of our scholarship opportunities throughout the year. We strongly believe that the next generation of young people provided with the necessary tools and have everyone’s full support. Your support enables us to do just that.

This Freedom Fund Banquet will be a celebration of the past year and continuation of a new beginning for our Dubuque branch. This year’s keynote speaker will be Iowa Representative Ako Abdul-Samad.  Representative Ako is a democrat representing District 35 for the state of Iowa.  

We assure you, you will not want to miss this.  For the ticket order form, fill out the form below. *All checks should be made payable to the Dubuque NAACP and sent to P.O. Box 1012 by October 31, 2017.

On behalf of the Dubuque Branch of the NAACP Freedom Fund committee, let me thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, November 4th.

If you can not afford to go to the Freedom Fund but would still like to attend, please fill out “Form #1” all others fill out “Form #2”.

Form #1- 

I would like to attend the banquet but I cannot because:

This scholarship will be awarded based on financial need and reviewed on a first come first basis. The deadline for this application is Friday, October 31st.

*Mail to P.O. Box 1012 or drop off at the Multicultural Family Center at 1157 Central Ave. Dubuque, IA 52001

Form #2-

If getting a table (seats 10), list how many tables and names of people at your table if possible:
I acknowledge that I am either paying $40 a person or $375 for a table of 10:*
I understand that if I do not have payment in by October 31, 2017, the price will be increased to $45 a person and $400 per table:*