January 19th, 2015
Alpha Lambda Chapter
Alpha Lambda Education Foundation
The Alpha Lambda Education Foundation, in conjunction with the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, hosted its 2nd Annual Hope Breakfast to honor of the life and legacy Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s event was again held at Spalding University. The 200 attendees of the second annual event received welcomes from U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth, Louisville Councilman David Tandy as well as remarks from Louisville Mayor, Honorable Greg Fischer.
The Hope Breakfast held a theme of Faith, Leadership, and Service. Featured presenters included Honorable Judge Erica Lee Williams, Barbara Sexton Smith, Former President and CEO Fund for the Arts, and Brother Rev. Dr. Walter Malone, Jr. Founding Pastor Canaan Christian Church. This year, the program also included a student speaker, Mr. Jacob Markert, a freshman at the University of Louisville and a participant in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program, who gave a rousing presentation. All speakers delivered words of encouragement and hope, but most importantly, issued a call to action for each attendee to continue working towards Brother King’s vision of a better world.
Event sponsors included Spalding University, Louisville Gas & Electric, Metro Bank, Dr. Gregory Woolfolk, Yum Brands and the Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Proceeds from the event will go towards awarding a scholarship to a deserving student through the YMCA Black Achievers Program here in Louisville.
Written By: Gerald M. Joiner
Executive Director, Alpha Lambda Education Foundation