Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns surrounding large group gatherings, the 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Joyce Kinzie Breakfast at Lincoln College has been changed from an in-person breakfast to a virtual event, set for Monday, January 18.
“This difficult decision has been made with a heavy heart and the safety of our local community in mind,” stated Lincoln College President David Gerlach. “One of our greatest joys is to welcome our local community to the Lincoln College campus and gather in fellowship to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of peace and unity and Kinzie’s legacy of community service.”
The annual event raises funds exclusively for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Minority Student Scholarship. It was co-founded in 2009 by Rev. Glenn Shelton and Lincoln businesswoman Joyce Kinzie, who passed away in 2010. The scholarship assists a Logan County minority student while attending Lincoln College. Since Kinzie’s passing, the annual breakfast has continued at Lincoln College, honoring her accomplishments and wishes to provide academic assistance to students.
The event will include remarks by this year’s scholarship recipients, keynote speaker Pastor Greg Stoner of the Second Baptist Church in Lincoln, President David Gerlach of Lincoln College, and performances by the Second Baptist Praise Ministry and Quentin Breckenridge.
The virtual event which will be shared on Monday, January 18 on LCTV (local cable channel 5 or https://lincolncollege.edu/lctv-stream) at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. and on the Lincoln College Facebook page.
To make an online donation to support the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Minority Scholarship, please visit https://lincolncollege.givingfuel.com/mlk-2021 or mail to the Lincoln College Advancement Office, 300 Keokuk St. Lincoln, IL 62656. For further questions, please contact Tom McLaughlin at [email protected] or (217) 735-7210.