NAACP Riverside Branch 2015 Freedom Fund Celebration to Showcase Executive Celebrity Chef Brad Martin’s Southern-Style Cuisine

May 5, 2015
NAACP Riverside Branch 2015 Freedom Fund Celebration
Theme: “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: One Nation
One Dream United”
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Doors open at 5 p.m. | Networking 5-6 p.m. | Dinner/Awards from 6-9 p.m.
Riverside Convention Center at 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside CA, 92501
  Media VIP Event at 5 p.m. (in private room onsite)
  Honoree Photo Ops and interviews
•  Media RSVP Contact: Natasha Ferguson at 951-662-8780
May 5, 2015
Media Contact:
Natasha Ferguson, Communications/PR Chair
NAACP Riverside Branch’s 2015 Freedom Fund Celebration to Showcase Executive Celebrity Chef Brad Martin’s Southern-Style Cuisine
RIVERSIDE, CALIF. — May 5, 2015 — One of the most anticipated social events of the year in the Inland Empire takes place next week with over 500 expected attendees. The NAACP Riverside Branch’s 2015 Freedom Fund Celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at the Riverside Convention Center, located at 3637 Fifth St. in downtown Riverside, Calif. Aside from the opportunity to network with the “who’s who” of Riverside, honor great community leaders, and enjoy delightful entertainment all for a good cause attendees will also be treated to an exquisite southern-style gourmet spread prepared by Executive Chef Brad Martin, a celebrity chef featured on Anthony Bordain’s team in season two of ABC’s cooking show, “The Taste”. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with social networking, followed by a strolling dinner featuring mouth-watering menu items such as; Creole-style shrimp and grits, blackened catfish with caviar-style black-eyed peas, smothered chicken and gravy with mashed potatoes and collard greens, island-style shredded pork served over rice, and of course, an array of delectable desserts.
The Freedom Fund Celebration is an annual fundraising gala where community leaders and organizations are honored for significant contributions made to their community. This year’s theme is “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: One Nation One Dream United,” commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Selma. The program will commence at 6 p.m. recognizing the following honorees:
•  Judy White, PhD, Superintendent of Moreno Valley Unified School District (Education)
•  Joan Roberts, PhD, Owner/CEO-Visiting Angels Riverside County (Business Entrepreneur)
•  Victory Outreach Riverside (Community Service)
•  The Honorable Rita Rogers, Councilwoman-City of Perris (Government/Political)
•  Angela D. Martin, M.D., Physician in Charge-Kaiser Meridian Clinic (Health)
•  Wallace J. Allen, Founder/Publisher, Westside Story Newspaper (Media/Journalism)
•  Rev. Marrix Seymore, Sr., PhD, Pastor-Amos Temple CME Church (Religion)
•  Bruce Wilson, Sergeant, U.S. Army (Military)
•  William Kennedy, Esq., Attorney at Law – Law Firm of Kennedy and Jimenez (Law/Justice)
•  William Chamberlain, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Raceway Ford (Roy Wilkins Award)
•  Tanya Humphrey, Consultant-Non-profit management and funding (Griot Award)
•  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Nu Omega Chapter (Stratton Award)
“The NAACP is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in existence today, and this Freedom Fund event is an opportunity for citizens from all walks of life, race, creed and color to come together and join hands to support this continued movement of fighting for the rights and equality for all people,” said NAACP Riverside Branch Freedom Fund Chair and First Vice President Dr. Regina Patton-Stell.
Tickets are $75 per person or $750 per table. Tickets are going fast, and can be purchased online at
For more information contact the event chair Dr. Regina Stell at 951-217-0055 or 951-324-9603. Email and visit
About NAACP Riverside Branch (#1059)
The mission of the NAACP is to advocate for political, education, social and economic equality of rights for all citizens, as well as eradicate racial injustice. The NAACP-Riverside Branch has been fulfilling this mission serving the community for over 70 years. The organization has been recognizing significant contributions at this gala affair since the mid-1950s when the first Freedom Fund Dinner was held.

Press and Media Inquiries:
Natasha Simone Ferguson, Communications/PR Chair
Cell: 951.662.8780 |

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