The Mark McDaniel Legacy Scholarship Will Provide Lansing Area Youth with Opportunities to Achieve Higher Education
The Greater Lansing Area Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy and teachings of Dr. King, supporting community agencies, and empowering youth to achieve educational goals. The Commission recently awarded Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire president & CEO, with the honor of naming their top two scholarship awards the Mark McDaniel Legacy Scholarship. The scholarships were named to honor Mark’s unwavering support of the commission’s work and his commitment to helping people from all backgrounds, especially in achieving higher education.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Mark,” said Jim Logue, Cinnaire Chief Strategy Officer. “Throughout his professional career, Mark has committed himself to ensuring people of all backgrounds have access to affordable housing, education and the opportunity to live in healthy communities. He is dedicated to sharing MLK’s teachings of tolerance and nonviolence. The Mark McDaniel Legacy Scholarship will inspire and empower youth for many years to come.”
The award was presented to Mark during the 33rd annual Greater Lansing Area MLK Holiday Luncheon. The luncheon included performances from the Dream Orchestra featuring Rodney Lamar Page and music from CeCe Winas. Diane Nash, a Civil Rights and Peace Activist known as a Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement, was the keynote speaker. Mark served as the Master of Ceremonies for the luncheon, one of the oldest MLK celebrations in the country.
In addition to the Mark McDaniel Legacy Scholarship, Mark was presented with a silver plate with an inscription from Dr. King and an honorary bell that he will ring in Lansing on April 4th, honoring Dr. King on the anniversary of his assassination.
Anthony Winston, Cinnaire Executive Assistant, serves as a Commissioner on the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission. Anthony has been the Scholarship and Essay Committees’ Chair for the past four years.
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