The 34th annual presentation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards will honor six organizations during a luncheon on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Hilton Denver City Center Hotel. Honorees include the Blair-Caldwell African American Library, Comal Heritage Food Incubator, GLBT Community Center, Rose Andom Center, Sakura Foundation and Seniors’ Resource Center. In addition, Anna Jo Garcia Haynes will receive the 13th annual Trailblazer Award.
Founded in 1986 by former Colorado State Representative and former First Lady of Denver, Wilma J. Webb, the Business Awards give the business community an opportunity to honor the legacy of Dr. King. Since inception, awards have been presented to 240 individuals, corporations and nonprofit organizations.
The awards are sponsored by 14 chambers of commerce and civic organizations.
Proceeds from the event benefit Denver Urban Scholars (DUS). DUS selects and awards Martin Luther King, Jr. college scholarships to under-served, minority and non- traditional students. DUS partners with Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver and Community College of Denver. Each of these institutions matches the DUS funds dollar-for-dollar to double the total amount of the scholarship funds awarded.
The luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. For reservations, visit MLKBusinessAwards.org. For reservations information, call Deborah Kulas at 720-233-6550. For general information, call Stephen Straight at 720-323-3333.
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