Montgomery, AL- On January 16, 2021 at 10:00am the Alpha Upsilon Lambda (AUL) Education Foundation of AUL Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host the 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Memorial Scholarship Gathering. Traditionally, nearly 1000 guests gathered for a breakfast but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year, a virtual commemoration will take its place.
Since 1997, AUL has sponsored this annual event in honor of their late/great fraternity brother. Proceeds have enabled the fraternity to provide financial assistance to more than 120 students during the period, 1997-2020. This intent of the gathering is to:
A. Pay tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., our fraternity brother.
B. Continue the tradition of raising “Dollars for College Scholars.”
C. Recognize Montgomery area citizens as “King Legacy Advocates”
“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to gather in-person but that does not mean we are unable to provide scholarship money to well needed high school, college and graduate students as we have in the past. It is even more imperative given the financial strain this pandemic has put on our community. The AUL Educational Foundation is proud to have supported hundreds of students with tuition assistance, books, housing and more. We are hopeful this year will be no different.” states AUL Chapter President Brother Father Manuel Williams.
This year’s theme: Our Resilience Matters and features key speakers:
Bro. Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.,
Bro. Dr. Ernest Gibson, Auburn University Associate Professor and Co-Director of Africana Studies and
Bro. Milton C. Davis, Esq., 29th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
“It is truly an honor both our Past General President Brother Davis and current General President Brother Lonzer will be speaking at our Virtual Gathering. For 24 years, we have honored our late great brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and their participation and key speeches in this silver year could not have come at a more pivotal moment in our nation.” says AUL education foundation chairman Brother Craig Hill.
A local leader will also be honored with a Legacy Award. This year’s recipient will be recognized because of their continued commitment to bettering the community despite the financial, emotional and physical burdens put on during these tumultuous times
This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information on Alpha Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, registering for the virtual gathering and/or donating to the “Dollars for College Scholars’ campaign, please visit www.aulalpha.com.
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