MLK University/Community Planning Corporation
About the MLK University/Community Planning Corporation
The MLK University/Community Planning Corporation was established in October 1993 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.
- The corporation seeks to establish an endowed fund that will be used to award educational scholarships and to promote community based activities that enhance racial and religious cooperation in pursuit of humanitarian efforts in greater Orange County.
In October 1993, the University/Community MLK Memorial Banquet became a non-profit corporation under the laws of the state of North Carolina. In that same year, the University /Community Planning Corporation embarked upon a fund raising campaign to endow the MLK Scholarship Fund at $100,000. To-date we have raised approximately $90,000 toward our goal and hope to reach our $100,000 goal during this current fund raising year. The MLK University/Community Planning Corporation continues to award scholarships to deserving Chapel Hill-Carrboro high school students. Since 1993, we have awarded over 50 scholarships to students from a variety of racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. This past year, we awarded more than $14,000 in scholarships to area high school students who demonstrated a commitment to community involvement and improvement through their civic, educational and religious activities. The scholarships place a special emphasis on recipients who have financial need. We hope you will join with us and support our funding efforts to help build a greater sense of community while helping deserving young people embrace the opportunity of getting a college education.
Sponsor $2,500 and above
Angel $1,500 and above
Benefactor $500 to $1,499
Sponsor $250 to $499
Patron $150 to $249
Donor $50 to $149
Contributor $49 and below
Contributions to the MLK Fund may be mailed to:
The MLK University/Community Fund , P.O. Box 612 , Chapel Hill , NC 27514