Letter to Donors from President Johnson

March 9, 2019

Strategic Realignment for a Stronger, Unified NAACP:
A Letter to Donors from NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson

As you know, in October 2017, following the same Board meeting where I was appointed President/CEO, the NAACP Board of Directors announced its plan to expand our national structure to include a new organization, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Going forward, this new entity will assume the name “NAACP” and serve as the parent organization that coordinates the work of our 2,200 local units and state conferences. The existing 501(c)(3) charitable entity will now be called “NAACP Empowerment Programs, Inc.” These two entities will work together at the national level in pursuit of our longstanding mission: to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

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