Next General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, October 15th @ 6:00 pm
The Stamford NAACP Branch will host its 2014 Freedom Fund Dinner on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa at 243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, CT. The reception begins at 6 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm. A silent auction will be taking place during the reception.
Honorees for the evening will be:
Darwin Davis Corporate Award – Diageo - Danielle Roboson, Ph.D.
NAACP Stamford Image Award – Eld. Gilbert S. Ginyard, Sr.
Dr. Joyce Yerwood Humanitarian Award – Mr. Tommie Bradford
Mary McLeod Bethune Education Award – Mr. Rodney Bass
Harry Belafonte Artistic Award – Mr. Robbie Jenkins
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, Pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City and President of SUNY College at Old Westbury.
Mistress of Ceremony: Ms. Kari Hall, Channel 12 Meteorologist
Your support of our 2014 Freedom Fund Dinner will help the Stamford NAACP continue its work in our community for civil rights and economic opportunities for all. We invite you to join us in our efforts of making Stamford an even better community in which to live and work. Your support will provide the much needed funds to support the Stamford NAACP Branch activities, which include: advocacy for affordable housing, quality education, civil rights, improved police/community relationships, youth development and scholarships for deserving students.
To ensure inclusion in the Souvenir Journal, all ads must be sent to email@example.com by October 1st.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available.
For Additional Information and Tickets, Call:
Jack Bryant: 203-249-6933
Starr Merritt – 203-912-4643
Naomi Chapman-Taylor – 203-461-8989
Welcome to the Stamford NAACP
Jack Bryant, President
Born and raised in Stamford Jack Bryant currently serves as President of the Stamford NAACP. A product of the New York Theological Seminary, he considers himself as a P.W.C. which means "Potter's Wheel Christian". He continues to be molded by God.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
Jack started his work with the Stamford NAACP as the Youth Advisor for the Stamford NAACP Youth Council. During this time a partnership with the 100 Black Men, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Stamford Alumni Inc., and the Stamford NAACP Youth Council created an SAT Preparation Course in conjunction with the Princeton Review. This partnership offered SAT Prep Courses to students at a reduced cost.
Also during this time the Mighty Stamford NAACP Community Youth Choir was born. A group of 50 youth started singing at local churches and venues. Their talent was recognized by churches outside of Connecticut as the choir began traveling the East Coast ministering in song.
The members of the Stamford NAACP Youth Council also became involved in voter registration campaigns and volunteer missions. Jack left his role as Youth Advisor to become the 1st Vice President of the Stamford NAACP Adult Branch. He wasn't there long before he was elevated to President within a year.
Under his term as President, the Stamford NAACP along with its mission as a "reactive" organization also became a "proactive" organization. The Law and You Workshop was born with the objective of inproving the relationship between our youth in the community and the police department. Under the leadership of Jack Bryant the Stamford NAACP has become and still is a vital organization within the community it serves dealing with Education, Health, Housing and Criminal Justice issues.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
P.O. Box 885
Stamford, CT 06904