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According to the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF) tax filing for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 (IRS Form 990 Schedule L, Parts II & V, Loans to and/or From Interested Persons):

NAACP LDF made a $7,000 loan to its President & Director-Counsel. The balance due amount on the loan was $3,760 at 6/30/2015. It is reported that "NAACP LDF provides a loan to all qualified employees up to $10,000.00;" the loan is not in default, was not approved by the board or a committee, and does have a written agreement.

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