EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission will recognize its major sponsors at a special press event on Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. Members of the media are welcome to attend.
The major sponsors are the Great Lakes Capital Fund ($20,000), Jackson National Life ($10,000), the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union ($10,000), AT&T ($9,000) and McDonald Broadcasting ($50,000 in-kind donation).
The funding will help support the MLK Commission, which works each year to support equality, diversity and social justice in the Greater Lansing community. Among its many accomplishments, the MLK Commission annually provides scholarships to graduating seniors, hosts essay contests for local middle school students and helps support a variety of community agencies.
The MLK Commission also hosts the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Luncheon each year in tribute to the inspiring civil rights leader. This year’s luncheon will take place on Monday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. This year’s keynote speaker is Mr. Henry “Hank” James Thomas, one of the original 13 Freedom Riders.
Contact the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission at (517) 483-7637 for more information.