Cinnaire proudly sponsors the Greater Lansing’s MLK Essay Contest and College Scholarship Fund for Third Year in a Row

Today, Cinnaire is honored to partner with community institutions to applaud and support Greater Lansing’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commision.

Year after year, the MLK Commission puts on one of the largest and longest-running celebrations in the country. Cinnaire (“Cinnaire”) is privileged to donate $20,000 to support college scholarships the Commission will award to essay contest winners next Monday, during their annual luncheon.

Nearly one-hundred students across mid-Michigan submitted essays describing this year’s theme: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Four graduating high school seniors will receive college scholarships.

“It is fitting that Cinnaire pay tribute to Dr. King’s legacy through educational scholarships for young people,” said Cinnaire President and CEO Mark McDaniel. “As a nonprofit working to create healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities, we understand the value of investing in people – and especially young people, so that they may become leaders within their communities.”

Cinnaire’s contribution supports (1) $5,000 scholarship and (3) $2,500 scholarships, plus $8,000 in the general Commission programming which includes Music of the Dream, a unique gospel experience celebrating the Civil Rights Movement through song.

The names of the essay contest winners will be announced at the check presentation during the Holiday Luncheon Monday, January 20, 2015.

The Greater Lansing MLK Holiday Commission presents Tamela Mann, Tye Tribbett, and Geoffrey Golden, for the Music of the Dream concert at the Wharton Center, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Great Hall.

More information on MLK Holiday Commission and all of the upcoming events can be found at: https://www.lansingmi.gov/Events

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