POSTPONED: Stedman Graham to Keynote Cape May NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner


POSTPONEMENT NOTE: Please be advised the Cape May County NAACP Branch #2081 is postponing its Annual Freedom Fund due to the rise in cases related to the Delta Variant in Cape May County. A future ate will be announced later.

By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media

WHITESBORO — Whitesboro native and internationally-known businessman Stedman Graham will be the keynote speaker at the annual Cape May County NAACP annual Freedom Fund Dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Avalon Golf & Country Club, 1510 Route 9 North in Cape May Court House.

Graham, who founded S. Graham & Associates, a Chicago-based corporate and educational marketing and consulting firm, has authored more than a dozen books, has focused on the topics of personal and professional development, identity and self-awareness.  

He is also known for being the long-time partner of media mogul Oprah Winfrey. A former high school and collegiate basketball star who graduated from local Middle Township High School, Graham earned his bachelor’s degree in social work from Hardin-Simmons University in 1974 and his master’s degree in education from Ball State University in 1979.

In one of his latest books, “Identity Leadership,” Graham says, “You are not your circumstances; you are your possibilities.”

Cyndi Bodden, a school administrator and educator in Glassboro, will serve as a guest speaker at the dinner as well.

The Cape May County NAACP will honor at the dinner:

  • Dr. Thomas Dawson
  • Bishop Edgar D Robinson, of Christ Gospel Church Love Center in Whitesboro
  • Emily Dempsey, longtime community advocate
  • Lois Smith, long time Cape May singer

The branch will give a special tribute to John Lawlor Robinson Sr.

For more information about the event, contact Sheryl Cisrow at 609-374-4336 or Tracy Cardwell at 609-231-4224.

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