Dedicated to preserving and advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County, Inc. is a registered nonprofit organization chartered in the State of North Carolina in the year 2000. The Association has a board of directors comprising no fewer than seven and no more than fifteen individuals, serving rotating three-year terms. The standard number of directors has been nine, three chosen each year for a three-year term.
“A. To provide an association made up of individuals and organizations interested in preserving and advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by promoting goodwill and mutual respect among all peoples.
Each year the Association forms a committee to organize the Annual Prayer Breakfast and smaller committees, each led by a board member, to plan the other related events of the King Holiday celebrations. The committee includes representatives of area faith communities, public and private schools, Buncombe County and the City of Asheville, and other organizations and businesses. Committee remembers sell advertising for the Souvenir Journal distributed at the Breakfast, arrange logistics, recruit volunteers, and solicit nominations for annual awards.
The Association recognizes both an adult and a youth winner of the Martin Luther King Award each year; offers college scholarship support to deserving Youth Award nominees; and from time to time honors a citizen with the Community Humanitarian Award.”
Each year the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County, Inc., invites area businesses and organizations to be corporate co-sponsors of our annual MLK, Jr. Celebration. Held at the Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort, the Prayer Breakfast is usually attended by more than 1,100 local citizens and community leaders and is a great way to highlight your commitment to diversity with the citizens of Asheville and Buncombe County.
To the MLK Association or the Scholarship Fund to aid our mission of
preserving and advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The MLK Association of Asheville &
Buncombe County, Inc.
PO Box 328
Asheville, NC 28802-0328
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