2022 MLK Scholarship & Awards Gala

In January 2022, the City of Dallas will host its 40th annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a weeks’ worth of virtual events, including the annual MLK Scholarship & Awards Gala.

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.

The purpose and goal of the awards is to acknowledge organizations that echo the City of Dallas’ core values of Empathy, Ethics, Equity, & Excellence as a reflection of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in their service to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2022MLK


Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. (Bio)


Mistress of Ceremony

Tashara Parker


Tickets

  • Gold tickets are $75
  • Silver tickets are $50
  • General Admission: Free

Gold ticket holders receive:

  1. All Celebration Week Events
  2. Networking Reception (pre-Gala)
  3. Gala
  4. Gala Wind-Down.

Gold ticket holders also receive a complimentary 40th anniversary gold ticket, a commemorative gift, and a treat delivered to your home.

Silver ticket holders receive:

  1. All Celebration Week Events
  2. Networking Reception (pre-Gala)
  3. Gala

Silver ticket holders also receive a 40th anniversary silver ticket and a commemorative gift.

General Admission ticket holders receive:
  1. Access to all Celebration Week Events

TO RSVP: http://bit.ly/2022MLK


Sponsorship

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 sponsorship packet below. 

Download the 2022 MLK Week Sponsorship Fillable Packet

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Presenting: $15,000
  • Platinum: $10,000
  • Gold: $5,000
  • Silver: $2,500
  • Bronze: $1,000
  • Supporter: $250
  • Additional Opportunities/In-Kind Donations

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 at  jamel.slaughter@dallascityhall.com


Donate

Funding donated to this page will support the 40th annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with more than a weeks’ worth of events focused on equity, diversity, and opportunity. 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 40th annual gala event.

To make a donation, contact 214-670-8418 or visit https://bit.ly/DonateDallasMLK2022.


To learn more about programs and activities scheduled during MLK Celebration Week, please visit dallasmlkcenter.com/mlk-celebration-week.