Freedom Fund Event set by county NAACP

The NAACP of Ozaukee County is honoring a number of county residents and businesses as part of its 32nd annual Freedom Fund Event on Sept. 23.

The event will be held at 5 p.m. at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

In addition to the award ceremony, the event will include entertainment, cocktails and dining.

The keynote speaker will be Tamika D. Mallory, a groundbreaking, award-winning social justice leader and movement strategist.

Kapco Metal Stamping in Grafton, a subsidiary of Kacmarcik Enterprises, will receive  the NAACP Game Changer Award in Economic Sustainability.

Former Ozaukee County Supr. Natalia Minkel-Dumit will receive the Women in the NAACP Frances Hook Award.

Minkel-Dumit is chairman of the chapter’s Legal Redress Committee and Executive Committee.

While on the County Board, she was a member of the Natural Resources Committee and Energy Action Team.

In February 2021, Minkel-Dumit was appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to represent Ozaukee County as a commissioner for the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, and she sits on its Planning and Research Committee.

NAACP Service Awards will be presented to Christian Braverman of Mequon, Florida Perry-Smith and Peter Vander Velden of Port Washington.

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