NAACP | Freedom Fund Awards
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Freedom Fund Awards

72 Annual Reno/Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Saturday, October 14, 2017—5:30pm to 9:00pm
Circus Circus Reno Hotel & Casino
Mandalay Ballroom
500 N. Sierra Street, Reno, Nevada


Dr. Reynolds is an ordained minister, veteran journalist, award-winning columnist who has interviewed Presidents Reagan, Carter and Clinton. She is the co-author of the memoir Coretta Scott King: My Life, My Love, My Legacy. She’s also a seven-time author in her own right. Dr. Reynolds first met Coretta Scott King in 1975, when she was assigned to write a cover story on Mrs. King for the Chicago Tribune Magazine. A 30-year relationship blossomed from that first encounter, and beginning in 1977, Reynolds officially signed on to help Mrs. King write her memoir. The two spent countless hours recording the tapes that became My Life, My Love, My Legacy, the life story of Coretta Scott King, told fully for the first time. Dr. Reynolds holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies and a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling. She serves on the board for major policy organizations and has received numerous civic, religious and academic awards. She is on a mission and leading a movement to energetically encourage all generations to find their “second wind” of enjoying life, moving beyond past mistakes, living with dignity, stepping forward powerfully through tragedy, and finding a strong voice and sharing a view.


  • Platinum

  • $7,500
    • 3 tables for 10
    • centerfold double-truck ad
    • banner at the event
    • inclusion in media outlets

  • Gold

  • $4,000
    • 2 tables for 10
    • inside cover full-page ad
    • banner at the event
    • inclusion in media outlets

  • Silver

  • $1,500
    • One table for 10
    • full-page interior ad
    • inclusion in media outlets

  • Bronze

  • $1,000
    • Reserve table for 10
    • Half-page program ad


  • Non-Member

  • $$95
    • $105 at the door
    • Includes one year regular membership

  • Reno/Sparks NAACP Member

  • $65
    • $75 at the door

  • Youth, Students, Seniors

  • $40
  • $50 at the door
I am not able to attend and would like to support my local NAACP branch