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MLK Luncheon

2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

The Metropolitan Community College Foundation presents:
2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon
11:30 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2022
Loews Kansas City Hotel

McCown Gordon Construction

Thank you to McCown Gordon Construction for being the 2022 Presenting Sponsor of the Chancellor's Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon.

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The Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon is a Metropolitan Community College Foundation benefit held each winter in honor of Dr. King’s legacy.

Join Metropolitan Community College at the 2022 luncheon for a conversation on Social (in)Justice. All funds from the event provide scholarships for MCC students. This year’s event features a thought-provoking program focusing on current events through the lens of Dr. King’s teachings.

Thank you in advance for supporting our mission of ensuring access and affordable education to all.

2022 Keynote Speaker Benjamin Lloyd Crump, Esquire

Benjamin Lloyd Crump, Esquire

The MCC Foundation is proud to announce this year's national speaker, Benjamin Lloyd Crump.

Through a steadfast dedication to justice and service, renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin Crump has established himself as one of the nation’s foremost lawyers and advocates for social justice. He has worked on some of the most high-profile cases in the U.S., representing the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Stephon Clark, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, as well as the residents of Flint, Michigan, who were affected by the poisoned water of the Flint River.

He has been nationally recognized as one of the Most Influential People of 2021 by TIME100, the 2014 NNPA Newsmaker of the Year, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and Ebony Magazine Power 100 Most Influential African Americans. In 2016, he was designated as an Honorary Fellow by the University of Pennsylvania College of Law.

His book, published in October 2019, Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, reflects on the landmark cases he has battled, and how discrimination in the courthouse devastates real families and communities. He is the founder and principal owner of Ben Crump Law.

2022 Sponsors

Dream-Maker Sponsor: McCown Gordon Construction; 
Freedom Sponsors: Community America Credit Union, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Hot 103 Jamz, Gospel 1590 and 103.3; 
Peace Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City, Evergy, Hartsook Fundraising Counsel Worldwide, Honeywell, John and Marny Sherman; 
Love Sponsors: Ad Astra, Bank of America, BKD CPAs and Advisors, Hallmark, JE Dunn Union Station, KC Area Transportation Authority, Kansas City Public Schools, Newmark Zimmer, Union Station; 
Transformational Sponsors: Arvest Bank, BNIM, CBIZ, Commerce Bank, Tammy Edwards, EGP Ventures, Five Star Tax, Hollis Miller Architects, Lathrop GPM, KC Area Development Council, KCU/KU Edwards Campus; Swope Health, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Zogotech; 
Hope Sponsors: Black Men United, BOK Financial, CBRE, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, Children’s Mercy, Downtown Council of Kansas City, Elizabeth Alex and Alexandru Dresacnu, Gould Evans, Helix Architecture + Design, KC Chamber, Dr. Tyjaun Lee, Mark One Electric, The National WWI Museum and Memorial, Josh O’Brien, Sandra Price, Michael Roane, SchoolSmartKC, William Jewell, Zelmo Realty