34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

The Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 9 a.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center. The event celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King and raises scholarship funds for deserving African American female high school seniors in Greater Hartford. It is the premier scholarship fundraising event for the Hartford Alumnae Chapter and one of the largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations in Connecticut.

 

WHAT

 

The Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents its 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast. The breakfast is the premier scholarship fundraising event for the Hartford Alumnae Chapter and one of the largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations in Connecticut. The Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast is open to the public.

 

WHY

 

Since its inception, the Hartford Alumnae Chapter has placed a priority on providing monetary contributions to deserving young girls who further their education by attending college. In 1984, through corporate and community support, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast was established as the sole means for generating restricted funds for the scholarship program. With the support of corporate and community sponsorship, more than 140 talented Greater Hartford high school senior girls have been awarded over $355,000 in scholarship funds. By awarding renewable scholarships to talented African American girls each year, the breakfast keeps the legacy of Dr. King alive.

 

WHO

 

  • Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Keynote Speaker: Shavon Arline Bradley, Founding Principal of R.E.A.C.H. Beyond Solutions LLC and Co-Founder of The Health Equity Cypher Group
  • Elected State and Local government officials (As of 01/02/2019): Mayor Luke Bronin, State Rep. Brandon McGee, Mayor Suzette DeBeatham Brown
  • Local business leaders
  • Event Sponsors/Community Partners (As of 01/04/2019): Travelers Insurance, Habitat for Humanity, United Technologies; TD Bank, Aetna, Eversource, The Hartford Voya, Carmon Funeral Services, Howard K. Hill, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Goodwin College, The Bushnell, The Connecticut Historical Society, The Women’s League Child Development Center, Trinity College, YWCA, Shirley Page Williams, Carol Jackson Lawhorn, Deloris J. Drakes, Veronica T. DeLandro

WHERE

 

Connecticut Convention Center ((100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, Conn.)

 

WHEN

 

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

 

BACKGROUND

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, was founded on the campus of Howard University in 1913 by 22 enlightened, dynamic college women who represented the epitome of sisterhood, scholarship and service. The Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., chartered in 1947, is a private, non-profit 501(c)(7), organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare. The Hartford Alumnae Chapter membership includes more than 100 professional women in the fields of education, government, corporate America and the non-profit sector. Since 1947, the chapter has been a driving force in the Hartford community, and continues to be dedicated to the mission and vision of the Sorority’s Founders. Through community outreach programs and countless hours of public service, Hartford Alumnae Chapter executes the sorority’s Five Point Program Thrust: Education Development, Economic Development, Physical and Mental Health, International Awareness and Involvement and Political Awareness and Involvement.