Freedom Fund Awards

Nick and Pat Kafoglis Diamond Award

The recipient of the Diamond Award demonstrates leadership, passion for community engagement, and a positive outlook for the future. The awardee is leaving a mark and lasting legacy for years to come, supports the ideologies of the NAACP, and strives to foster a holistic initiative for empowering the community. This individual is involved and committed to finding solutions to problems that negatively impact others. The recipient of this award acts in a highly ethical and moral way.

Ambassador of Education Award

Recipients of the Ambassador of Education award promote educational achievement and encourage life long learning. They mentor, guide, teach, and counsel people of all ages to pursue academic excellence. These individuals show a willingness to motivate students in a genuine, caring way. These awardees strive to bring out the best in students from elementary through college levels, as they fulfill their dreams.

Hugo and Jean Becker Golden Heart Award

This recipient of the Golden Heart Award is someone in the community who demonstrates enthusi-asm, empathy, courtesy, and kindness to all who she or he meets. This person represents a true example of a Good Samaritan. The recipient has strong character, positive attitudes, and zest for life. The recipient’s willingness to go the extra mile to help others, without hesitation, is strongly evident.

Prince & Cora Mack Humanitarian Award

The recipient of the Humanitarian Award strongly advocates for change. The person works tirelessly to improve the quality of life for others. This individual seeks freedom and justice for people across the lifespan. The awardee raises awareness of social and political issues that hinder opportunities for people to grow and succeed, and helps to empower others to act for themselves.

L.E.A.D. Award (Leadership, Education, Awareness, & Diversity)

The L.E.A.D. Award is given to a non-profit organization or agency, a small or large company or business, or a profit-making enterprise that serves the community in an outstanding way. Its existence and operation improve the economic, educational, and environmental quality of life of others by its leadership and awareness of problems or solutions. The recipient demonstrates efforts to increase diversity in its employees or members, as well as patronizes a culturally diverse population.

Below is a list of our 2016 award winners:

Nick & Pat Kafoglis Diamond Award- Aurelia Spaulding

Ambassador of Education Award- Delvagus Jackson & Beverly Dillard

Hugo & Jean Becker Golden Heart Award- Cardine Harrison

Prince & Cora Mack Humanitarian Award- Howard Bailey

L.E.A.D Award- Fruit of the Loom, Inc. & George Washington Carver Center

2017 Humanitarian Award recipient, Howard Bailey

2017 Ambassador of Education recipient, Delvagus Jackson

2017 Ambassador of Education recipient, Beverly Dillard

2017 Diamond Award recipient, Aurelia Spaulding

2017 L.E.A.D. Award recipient, the George Washington Carver Center

2017 Golden Heart Award recipient, Cardine Harrison