Atlantic City NAACP to Hold Freedom Fund Breakfast April 22 with Phil Murphy as Keynote

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - Two members of the Stockton University community will be among those honored by the Atlantic City branch of the NAACP at the Freedom Fund Breakfast on Saturday, April 22, when gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy will give the keynote address.

Shawn Donaldson, associate professor of Sociology, will receive the Education award along with Anan Davis of Atlantic City High School. Patricia Collins, special assistant to the chief of staff, liaison to the Board of Trustees and president of the Council of Black Faculty and Staff, will receive the Community Service award.

The NAACP will also recognize state Sen. Ronald L. Rice, D-28, and Assemblyman Chris Brown, R-2 with the Government award; Carolyn Greenidge of the Greenidge Funeral Home in Atlantic City, N.J. for Business; Youth awards will go to Delano Hendrix, a member of the NAACP Youth Council and a college-bound senior at Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT) who has received awards for his academic and social accomplishments, and Jordan Langford, also a member of the NAACP Youth Council who has been recognized for his academic accomplishments and who will attend Howard University on a four-year scholarship;  Dr. Anjeannette Brown, a surgeon affiliated with AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with offices in Egg Harbor Township N.J., will receive the Health award.

Keynote speaker Murphy served as U.S. ambassador to Germany under former President Obama, and was finance chair of the Democratic National Committee. A financier who had a 23-year career at Goldman Sachs, he is involved in many civic organizations, including New Way for New Jersey.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Willie D. Francois III, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, N.J.   

The event will be held in The Grand ballroom at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Kaleem Shabazz, president of the NAACP and an Atlantic City councilman, at 609-344-2590.