33rd Annual Freedom Fund Event


February 23rd, 2024

5:00 PM


River Club of Mequon

12400 North Ville Du Parc Drive

Mequon, WI 5309

Live Entertainment

Guest Speaker


Cocktail Attire

Elegant Dining

#Thriving Together

The NAACP Ozaukee County Executive Committee is thrilled to share that Derek Mosley will be the keynote speaker of this year’s Freedom Fund Dinner. Mosley holds an impressive history of giving back to the community over the course of his decades long career in Milwaukee. You won’t want to miss the  chance to hear from this Milwaukee icon. Read more about Mosley’s accomplishments in his biography below.

Join us to celebrate a night of “Thriving Together” on February 23rd, 2024 at 5:00 PM at the River Club of Mequon.

The dinner will include inspiration from our keynote speaker Derek Mosley, live entertainment, and annual college scholarship awards for deserving high school seniors. Funds raised will also support the continued operation and growth of the NAACP Ozaukee County Branch.

Please register for the event above. We appreciate your support and cannot wait to see you!

Keynote Speaker

Derek Mosley

Derek Mosley graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1995. After graduation he served as an Assistant District Attorney for Milwaukee County from 1995-2002. As an Assistant District Attorney, he represented the State of Wisconsin in over 1,000 criminal prosecutions. In 2002, Mr. Mosley was appointed Municipal Court Judge in Milwaukee. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest African-American to be appointed judge in the State of Wisconsin. For  ten years Mr. Mosley served as the Chief Judgevof the Milwaukee Municipal Court. In 2023, Mr. Mosley became the Director of the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education at Marquette University Law School.

Judge Mosley sits on the Board of Directors of several organizations including Froedtert Hospital, the Urban Ecology Center, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Safe & Sound, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, the United Way Diversity Leadership Committee, and Transcenter for Youth. He has been a lecturer at both Marquette University Law School as well as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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He sits on the Supreme Court of Wisconsin’s Judicial Education Committee. He received the Leaders in the Law Award from the Wisconsin Law Journal. He was inducted into the Milwaukee Community Journal’s Academy of Legends, named one of the Philanthropic 5 by the United Way, recipient of the Dean Howard B. Eisenberg Public Service Award from Marquette University Law School, voted “Jurist of the Year”by the Justinian Society of Lawyers, Professional of the Year by ONEMKE & The United Way, named Law Enforcement Official of the Year by Safe & Sound, received the William C. Frye Civic Engagement Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, was named “Milwaukeean of the Year” and“Milwaukee’s Most Trusted Public Official” by the Shepherd Express, was inducted into the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame, and received the Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award from the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Judge Mosley routinely speaks both nationally and internationally about Unconscious Bias and Black History. Also, as a kidney transplant recipient, he is an ardent supporter of Donate Life Wisconsin, the National Kidney Foundation, and Versiti (formerly the Blood Center of Wisconsin). He currently serves as a Donate Life Hollywood advisor to the television and movie industries to promote accurate depictions of organ donation and transplant on television and in movies.

In his spare time, Judge Mosley is a local Milwaukee foodie, and served as a 2022 James Beard Judge for the James Beard Foundation. Judge Mosley was recently honored by the Milwaukee Press Club with the “Headliner of the Year” Award in May.

Silent Auction

We would greatly appreciate any silent auction item donation you or your organization could provide for our event. If you would like to donate an item, please click below to complete the form.

Scholarship Award Winners

Four Scholarships will be awarded during our Annual Freedom Fund event! The following students shall be awarded with Student Achievement Awards! The Ozaukee County Branch Student Achievement Award is an award given to a current high school senior who attends and plans to continue their education into a higher education institution. Students apply for the scholarship during their senior year and selection is made by the Scholarship Committee.

Woody Burrell

Scholarship Award Winner

2023 Graduate of Cedarburg High School

First year student at the University of Evansville, IL

Major: Biology in preparation for dental school and degree in periodontology

Soloman Garrison

Scholarship Award Winner

2023 Graduate of Homestead High School

First year student at St. Ambrose University in Iowa

Major: Medicine (pre-med)

Desiree Morton

Scholarship Award Winner

2023 Graduate of Brown Deer High School

First year student at Spelman University in Georgia

Major: Law in preparation for Judgeship

Amaya Tucker

Scholarship Award Winner

2023 Graduate of Homestead High School

First year student at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

Major: Computer Science

Game Changer Awards

Game Changer Awards are provided to an individual and an organization that has distinguished themselves in one of the six NAACP game-changer areas: economic sustainability, education, health, public safety & criminal justice, voting rights and political representation, and youth engagement.

Frances Hook Award

The Frances Hook Award is a prestigious Women in the NAACP (WIN) award named after Frances Dancy Hook, its co-founder, and will be provided to a woman who is making pioneering or significant contributions to their communities through their professional careers or through volunteerism and advocacy work.

Service Award Winners

Service Awards will be given to deserving NAACP members for their commitment and service to the Branch and community.

Your donation to the NAACP helps further our mission to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination. Additionally, fundraised money will contribute to the growth of the organization and provide college scholarships to deserving students to help make going to the school of their dreams a reality.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to our Branch. We would not be here without you!


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  • Free Training Courses and conferences held by our National, State and Local Branches.
  • Several annual Branch activities and events including leaders from across the State and beyond.
  • The opportunity to network and connect with others that are just as passionate about our cause.