Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley is the first African American to serve as the county's top official, and, at age 33, also the youngest.

Tickets on sale for Kenosha NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner Nov. 4 at UW-Parkside

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley to serve as keynote speaker


Our mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.

The Kenosha Branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Friday, Nov. 4. at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Ballroom.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the program to follow at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the fundraiser is “This is Power.”

The Freedom Fund Dinner was last held at the Parkway Chateau in 2019.

“The return of the Freedom Fund celebration comes at a very critical time in our community when voter engagement and civil rights matters continue to be challenged. There’s no better event to bring the community and business leaders together to eradicate discrimination and to navigate the fight for equality and justice,” said Anthony Davis, President, Kenosha Branch NAACP.

The Freedom Fund Dinner is an established tradition for NAACP Branches across the country to raise funds and create pathways to effect change while advancing the cause of civil and human rights in America.

The event provides an opportunity to bring together emerging leaders and community stakeholders to end discrimination, embrace diversity and ensure greater opportunity for all people. This year, event organizers will restore the Bro. John Wright Justice award and the Rev. Olen Arrington, Jr. Excellence award in honor of two late civil rights and community leaders.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. He is the first African American to serve as the county’s top official, and, at age 33, also the youngest. He previously represented Milwaukee as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, serving from Jan. 2017 until June 2020.

In September, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley visited Washington D.C. for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s (MMAC) Milwaukee Night in Washington. 

“It’s an honor to join civil rights champions in celebrating the victories of the NAACP Kenosha Branch,” Crowley said. “As the first Black person elected to lead Milwaukee County, I know I stand on the shoulders of the many civil rights heroes that came before me and blazed trails that made it possible for me to represent the community that helped raise me. I can’t wait to celebrate that history and continue to lift up the work of this great organization.”

Tickets for the Freedom Fund Dinner went on sale Wednesday (Sept. 28) at

For additional tickets options, sponsorship and ad information, contact Davis at Individual adult tickets are $75 (NAACP membership included), senior citizens and children (18-under) are $30
(NAACP membership not included).

For more information, email or or call 262 374 0888.