Founded on February 12th, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The 2016 Arlington NAACP Scholarship Fundraising Gala featured keynote speaker, Roland Martin, the host and managing editor of TVONE's NEWSONENOW.
The Honorable Mayor of Arlington and his wife, Jeff and Karen Williams served as chairpersons of this spectacular event which raised funds to support the ACT-SO program, the Arlington NAACP Youth Council and the annual Back-to-School event benefitting hundreds of area youth. The Branch also recognized outstanding local community leaders who've supported the efforts of the NAACP.
Gerald and Troy Alley were presented with the Arlington NAACP Business Leader Awards presented by President Alisa Simmons; Duane Braxton, Gala Chair; Mayor & Mrs. Williams, Honorary Chairpersons; Rob Matwick, Texas Rangers’ VP of Business Development and Luwanda Jenkins, VP of Diversity; and Community Outreach, The Cordish Companies.