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The University/Community MLK Memorial Banquet features a keynote speaker, entertainment, the presentation of the MLK/Edith Wiggins High School Senior Scholarship, and the Bridge Builders and Citizenship Awards.

This year’s speaker was North Carolina Judge (retired) Carl Fox. The Honorable Carl Fox is a former Superior Court Judge in Orange and Chatham counties. In 2005, Judge Fox became the first Black judge in his Orange-Chatham county district. Judge Fox will be joined at this event by several other prominent community leaders, including Governor Roy Cooper, as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.

To donate to the University/Community MLK Planning Committee Scholarship Fund, please click here.

 

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History:

In October 1993, the MLK University/Community Planning Corporation became a non-profit corporation under the State of North Carolina laws. In that same year, the MLK University/Community Planning Corporation embarked upon a fundraising campaign to endow the MLK Scholarship Fund at $250,000. To date, we have raised approximately $150,000 toward our goal.

The MLK University/Community Planning Corporation was established with a two-fold purpose:

  • To foster and promote coalition-building among and across the diverse racial and religious communities in greater Orange County by educating the community about the humanitarian ideals and legacy of the great American civil rights leader, the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • To establish an endowed fund that will be used to award educational scholarships and promote community-based activities that enhance racial and religious cooperation to pursue humanitarian efforts in greater Orange County.

2021 Sponsors

Change Now Sponsor

Dream Sponsors

PIEDMONT HEALTH


Justice Sponsors

 

Angel

 

Media Sponsors


Edith Wiggins Scholarship Sponsor

Lewis & Flicka Bateman

Silver Sponsors

Barbee Chapel Church
Angeline & Kim Battle (for Fred Battle)
Senator & Mrs. Lee
Paul Lindsay
Dr. & Mrs. Lee Nackman
Tina Naughn
Michael Parker
Joe & Claudia Templeton

Benefactor Sponsors

Jamezetta Bedford
Frederick H. & Sylvia S. Black
Scott & Mia Burroughs
Carolina Home Mortgage
Pam Hemminger
Kehillah Synagogue
James & Sally Kocher
Senator & Mrs. Howard Lee
Mama Dips Kitchen
Flo Miller
Lisa & David Price