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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

 

 

The 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon







Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Adam W. Herbert University Center



Doors Open at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon begins at 12:00 p.m.


Join us as we honor the ideals and teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King by recognizing students who carry his legacy forward through both their scholastic achievements and commitment to servant leadership. Each year, generated proceeds from luncheon ticket sales support the Intercultural Center for Peace in having awarded UNF students more than $125,000 in scholarships to date. Evoking the dynamic oration skills of Dr. King, nationally acclaimed speakers take to the podium each year to deliver memorable keynote addresses. Past speakers include Ossie Davis, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Blair Underwood, Guy Jasmine, Hill Harper and Dominique Dawes.

 

Sponsorship Information


The first 125 UNF students attend FREE. One ticket per student with UNF I.D. Only available at the UNF Ticket Box Office.

 

Supporter Corporate Table: $500
Table for eight, table signage, preferential seating, recognition in program

Silver Corporate Table: $1000
Table for eight, table signage, preferential seating, recognition, company’s logo will appear in the event program, and a special thank you from the podium during the luncheon

Gold Corporate Table: $2500
Table for eight, table signage, premier seating, recognition in the program, company’s logo will appear in the event program, organization logo will be displayed on the screen and a special thank you from the podium during the luncheon

Platinum Corporate Table: $5000
Table for eight, table signage, premier seating, recognition in the program, company’s logo will appear in the event program, organization logo will be displayed on the screen, a special thank you from the podium during the luncheon, and a meet and greet social with the speaker

Individuals who require reasonable accommodations in order to participate must notify the Intercultural Center for Peace at least five (5) business days prior to the event. For assistance, call (904) 620-2475. For special dietary needs contact Lorna Bautista at lbautist@unf.edu at least five (5) business days prior to the event.

 

Past Speakers

Year Speaker Name and Description
2018 Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
Chair of the Center for African American Studies and William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University. 

2017

Ndaba Thembekile Mandela
Grandson of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, President and CEO of Africa Rising, one of BET's "28 Men of Change." 

2016 

Terry McMillan
Advocate and best-selling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

2015

Steve Pemberton
Corporate executive, motivational speaker, visionary youth advocate and best-selling author.

2014

Hill Harper
Actor, performer, author, NAACP Image Award winner, youth advocate, and Harvard Law School alumnus.

2013

 Jasmine Guy

Performer, Director, Writer, and Choreographer.

2012

Dr. James H. Cone 
Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary and author of numerous published books and articles.

2011

Juan Williams 
Author, Journalist and Political Commentator.

2010

Dominique Dawes
Olympic Gold Medal winning gymnast, three time Olympian, motivational speaker, spokeswoman, broadcaster, and Yahoo! Sports Analyst.

2009

Dr. Benjamin Carson 
A full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was named by CNN and TIME Magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists, and he was selected by the Library of Congress as one of 89 “Living Legends” on the occasion of its 200th anniversary.

2008

Blair Underwood
Actor, Director, Producer and Author.

2007

Tavis Smiley
Broadcaster, Author, Advocate and Philanthropist.

2006

Charlayne Hunter-Gault
World renowned Journalist, Author, and Civil Rights Pioneer. As CNN’s former Johannesburg Bureau Chief and Correspondent, Hunter-Gault introduced viewers to the people of the diverse continent of Africa, a country she once called “one of the greatest challenges that we in the media face.”   

2005

Dick Gregory
Author, Actor and Civil Rights Activist. Gregory continues to work for human rights causes around the world.

2004

Dr. Cornel West
Professor at Princeton University a compelling orator, acute philosopher, and progressive visionary. Dr. West was a professor of religion and director for the Program in African-American Studies in Princeton. His book, Race Matters was published in 1993.