The 54th annual DeWitty/Overton
Freedom Fund Banquet
The NAACP thanks you for attending our 2019 banquet,
"Remembering Our Past to Protect Our Future"
The DeWitty/Overton Freedom Fund Banquet is our marquis fundraiser that honors Arthur B. DeWitty and Volma Overton, two great Texans who fought on the front lines for civil rights.
This past year, we also celebrated our 100th year as the Austin NAACP Branch.
The 2019 award recipients were as follows:
DeWitty/Overton Award - Jeff Travillion, Travis County Commissioner Precinct One
Captain Louie White Award - Erica Danielle, Austin Police Department Officer
Award for outstanding leadership and consistent work in advocating for equity - Dr. Kazique Prince, Senior Policy Advisor City of Austin, Mayor’s Office
Award for outstanding leadership - Courtney Bailey, Director of Issues & Engagement, Leadership Austin
Award for outstanding business leadership - Alta Alexander, Owner of Altatudes
Award for outstanding leadership in education - Natasha Staten, Principal, Del Valle Middle School
Award for outstanding business leadership - Stevin Bass Kane, Owner of Kane's Barbershop
Award for outstanding community leadership service - Aaron Demerson, Texas Workforce Commissioner
Award for outstanding leadership in the Austin community - Carl Hunter, Peer Policy Fellow, Recovery People
Award for empowerment and leadership in her company - Sheri Marshall, Owner of Umoveit-Wecleanit Commercial Janitorial Company, President of the National Council of Negro Women
Please continue to check our webpage for information regarding the 2020 DeWitty/Overton Banquet.