2020 MLK Scholarship & Awards Gala

In January 2020, the City of Dallas will host its 38th annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with nearly two weeks of events on linking many cultures together for one dream.

The Gala, renamed in 2019 to the MLK Scholarship & Awards Gala, is a longstanding event of the celebration and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Our goal for the Scholarship & Awards Gala is to support the educational aspirations of City of Dallas youth through scholarships and to recognize City of Dallas residents that have made invaluable contributions to their communities reflecting the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2020 MLK Scholarship & Awards Gala

“Linking Many Cultures Together For One Dream”

Saturday, January 18, 2020 │ 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Hilton Anatole, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207

Tickets: $150 per person │ $1,500 table of 10 ($1,350 early bird special)

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Gillum

Master of Ceremony: Demond Fernandez

Purchase tickets online at https://2020mlkgala.eventbrite.com

You can also pay over the phone with a credit card by calling 214-671-1505. 

A group rate of $179 per room is available for Gala attendees. 

To access the group rate, please visit https://book.passkey.com/go/c55ff2ff.



Sponsorship funding will support the implementation of community events and the
development of a scholarship fund, with scholarships to be presented at the Gala. Sponsorship benefits and levels are outlined in the attached packet. Sponsorship forms should be submitted by Friday, December 20, 2019. 

Download our 2020 MLK Sponsorship Packet.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Presenting: $25,000+
  • Platinum: $10,000+
  • Gold: $5,000+
  • Silver: $2,500+
  • Bronze: $1,000+
  • Supporter: $250+ (before December 1, 2019)

If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact Jamel Slaughter,
Ph.D., Program Administrator for the Office of Community Care, at (214) 671-5117 or via email jamel.slaughter@dallascityhall.com


Donated funds will enable the City to provide the week’s events to the public free of charge, except for the Scholarship Gala, which requires a ticket purchase. Beyond providing support to the events of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, donations will also support the development of the City of Dallas’ new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be presented at the 38th annual gala event.