The Metropolitan Community College Foundation presents:
2023 Chancellor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon
Friday, January 13, 2023
Loews Kansas City Hotel
Thank you to UMB Bank for being the 2023 Presenting Sponsor of the Chancellor's Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon.
Thank you to the greater Kansas City community and beyond for the incredible response for this year's event. We are officially SOLD OUT of in-person tickets for the 2023 MCC Chancellor's Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon.
Virtual live stream tickets still remain available for those wishing to join us virtually from the comfort of your home or office. If you would like to purchase a virtual ticket, please see below. For more information, please contact the MCC Foundation 816.604.1195.
Purchase your virtual livestream ticket
Donna Brazile, Keynote Speaker
Donna Brazile is a veteran political strategist and a New York Times bestseller. Ms. Brazile has devoted her life to working for progressive change, responsible governance, and the advancement of ALL people in a society that is fair and equitable. She first got involved in politics at the age of nine when she worked to elect a City Council candidate who had promised to build a playground in her neighborhood; the candidate won, the playground was built, and a lifelong passion for political progress was ignited. Brazile has worked on every major presidential campaign since 1976 and, in 2000, she became the first African American woman to serve as the manager of a major party presidential campaign.
Ms. Brazile loves working with young people, encouraging them to vote, to run for office, and to work within the system to strengthen it. She has lectured at over 200 colleges and universities across the country on such topics as “Inspiring Civility in American Politics,” “Race Relations in the Age of Obama,” “Why Diversity Matters,” and “Women in American Politics.” Ms. Brazile was formerly a contributor to ABC News, CNN, and a syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal U’Click. Most recently she’s joined Fox News as a commentator.
Ms. Brazile is the founder and director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, DC. At the 2023 Luncheon, she will speak on social justice FOR ALL.