NAACP Events

AC NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Breakfast:

The Atlantic City NAACP Branch hosts 48th Annual Freedom Fund Breakfast on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Doors Open at: 8:00 am
Start Time: 9:00 am

Donation: $50
A table is $500 seating 10 guests.
A full-page color ad is $150.

Please mail payments to:

Atlantic City NAACP

PO Box 1182

Absecon, NJ. 08201

All checks should be made payable to Atlantic City NAACP "Breakfast".

The closing date for all ads are April 9, 2022, for additional information, please contact Rosie Segura, NAACP Freedom Fund Chairperson, (609-338-2383).

Requirement: Proof of Vaccine and ID or negative COVID19 test within 48 hours preceding event.

2022 Freedom Fund Breakfast Honorees:


In addition to our Honorees, we provide scholarships to youth in our community to help assist them entering college.

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Bart Blatstein | Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Bart Blatstein through his company, Tower Investments Inc., has developed millions of square feet of real
estate spanning multiple asset classes including multi-family, retail, hospitality and mixed-used in the
Philadelphia and Atlantic City marketplaces. Tower Investments Inc. has become widely respected for its
aggressive and creative urban investments in major projects, as well as its expertise in all aspects of
planning, design, construction, financing and leasing. Among the company's many signature projects,
Tower Investments redeveloped Northern Liberties, creating the award-winning Piazza and Liberties
Walk communities, and establishing this once barren neighborhood as the place in Philadelphia to live,
work and play. His redevelopment efforts have created jobs, business opportunities, tax revenues and the
impetus for more investment in Philadelphia. Bart's development of Northern Liberties was dubbed the
Sixth Borough of New York by the New York Times.
In his more than 40 years in the real estate industry, Bart Blatstein has earned the reputation as one of the
region's most respected and innovative commercial real estate developers. Tower Investments
transformed vast tracts of post-industrial properties along Philadelphia Waterfront into over 600,000
square feet of flourishing retail, entertainment, and office developments. In Manayunk, Tower developed
the largest contiguous commercial site along the Schuylkill River.
Along North Broad Street, the primary commercial corridor of Philadelphia, Bart started a renaissance
with three major development projects. Avenue North, adjacent to Temple University's campus, is the
first private development in decades and includes the Shops at Avenue North and The Edge student
housing. Tower Place at Broad and Spring Garden highly successful conversion of the former State Office
Building into 204 luxury residential units. Also, at Broad and Spring Garden, Bart completed construction
of a 30,000 square foot retail building his latest development in Philadelphia includes The former
Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News building which included a $300 million historic renovation into the
new Philadelphia Police Headquarters.

Bart is also very active in numerous business, civic and charitable endeavors. Bart currently serves as the
elected President of The Friends of Rittenhouse Square, the governing body that oversees, manages
directs the future of Rittenhouse Square Park, which is consistently ranked as one of America's most
cherished public parks. He was a founding member of the Waterfront Developers Council and is a past
President of the Jewish Publishing Group board. He has served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of The Community College of Philadelphia, President's Advisory Board and Board of Visitors
of Temple University, Northeast Treatment Centers, Federation of Jewish Agencies as Real Estate
Division chairman and Israel Bonds and the Technical Assistance Center for Emerging Contractors.
His unique passion and vision for the city has transformed long forgotten neighborhoods into vibrant,
reclaimed communities with bright futures. Perhaps most importantly, Bart has earned the reputation
for getting the job done and following through on every development project he has set out to

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Cantor Jacqueline Menaker is honored to serve Shirat Hayam as Reform Spiritual Leader and feels blessed to be able to create vibrant, warm, and inclusive worship, educational, programmatic, and life cycle experiences for all members of the Shirat Hayam family. She comes to Shirat Hayam following eighteen years of service as co-clergy at Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando.

Cantor Jacki is an active member of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC) and currently serves on its Executive Board. A passionate advocate of social justice issues grounded in Jewish values, Cantor Jacki was recently appointed to the Core Leadership Team of New Jersey Religious Action Center and also serves as the ACC liaison to the URJ Commission on Social Action and is a member of the South Jersey Board of Rabbis and Cantors, Avoda, and Shalom Hadassah. She has served as Vice President of Member Relations and External Partnerships and Secretary of the ACC, a member of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and the Community Council on Spirituality and Aging. In 2017, she co-founded the Orlando Chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir.

Cantor Jacki is a graduate of the 2010 cohort of the Kellogg School of Management’s Program for Jewish leaders and the 2012 cohort of Kol Zimra , a leadership program connected to Jewish Renewal led by Rabbi Shefa Gold. Cantor Jacki is dedicated to the pursuit of religious pluralism in Israel and is an advocate for deeper connections between Jewish Movements in North America. She strives to develop new ways to approach, invigorate, and create meaningful connections to Judaism’s rich and diverse cultural heritage with all members of the Shirat Hayam community. She is currently matriculating in the Rabbinical Ordination Program at the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, New York, a seminary dedicated to training clergy in a pluralistic setting. Cantor Jacki received her cantorial investiture from Hebrew Union College – Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in 2007 and her B.A. degree from Emerson College. She and her husband Mitch reside in Egg Harbor Township with their Great Danes Bentley, Bella, and Shayna.

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NAACP SPEAKS, May 4, 2021:

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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President Kaleem Shabazz & VP Yolanda Melville, Esq., invite guests Dr. Wilson Washington, Jr., Director of Health & Human Services, Alexander Bland of NAACPNextGen and Linda Y. Flake, MBA, CEO
of Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers.

Linda Y. Flake, MBA

Linda Flake is the President/Chief Executive Officer of Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, a
federally qualified health center, and has led the agency since May, 1992. Under Ms. Flake’s leadership
the health center substantially expanded its reach into vulnerable communities and now provides a cadre
of services including adult, pediatric, and women’s health care, dentistry, behavioral health, and podiatry,
which are supported by translation, transportation, case management and outreach, at 8 delivery service
sites and two mobile vans in Atlantic, Burlington and Salem counties. Ms. Flake has a unwavering
commitment to improving health outcomes and reducing disparities in disadvantaged communities and
has been an executive working with minority and low wealth populations for 40 years. Ms. Flake has
served on the Board of the National Association of Community Health Centers, is a Past President of the
Board of the New Jersey Primary Care Association, and also served as an officer for the NJPCA for 20
years. She is passionate about her work and continues to work to improve access to health and to enhance
service delivery to New Jersey’s underserved communities.
Ms. Flake has received many awards and acknowledgements that include the Atlantic City Business and
Professional Women’s Award; the Servicios Latinos Award for Removal of Barriers in Health Care; the
US Public Health Service, Region II, Award for community service; the NJ Women’s Aids Network
Award for health services for women and children; the Hammonton Puerto Rican Civic Association
Award; the New Jersey Primary Care Association Award for Women in Health Care; the National
Coalition of 100 Black Women Award; the Camden Schools Foundation Business Award; and 100
Black Women of Southern New Jersey 2015 Candace Award for Women In Health Care; the 2018
Atlantic City NAACP Award for Health Care; the NJPCA 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award: and in
2021, was inducted in the National Association of Community Health Centers Grassroots Hall of Fame
for Community Health Advocacy.
A graduate of Hampton University, she received a Master’s of Business Administration degree from
Temple University. Linda is a member of the Atlantic City Chapter of The Links, Inc.; President of the
Oglatha Terry Flake Gibson Scholarship; and is a member of CCU Baptist Church in Sicklerville, NJ. She
loves music, dancing, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is the wife of
Kim Mack and the proud mother of two daughters, Zakia and Nakia, and grandmother of five.