Lincoln College Set to Hold Virtual King/Kinzie Breakfast January 17

Lincoln College Set to Hold Virtual King/Kinzie Breakfast January 17

January 13, 2022

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concerns surrounding large group gatherings, the 14th 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 17.


“This difficult decision has been made with a heavy heart and with the safety of our local community in mind” stated David Gerlach, president of Lincoln College.  “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 Mrs. 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 Ms. Kinzie’s death, the annual breakfast has continued at Lincoln College, honoring her legacy and desire to provide academic assistance to students.

The event will include remarks by this year’s scholarship recipient, Jalen Franz, and performances by the Second Baptist Praise Ministry and The Lincoln College Gospel Choir. 


This virtual event which will be shared on Monday, January 17 on both LCTV (local cable channel 5 or at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m., or on Lincoln College’s Facebook page. 


To make an online donation to support the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Minority Scholarship, please visit 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.