2006 Breakfast Information
For tickets e-mail [email protected] or come to The Skanner office, located at 415 N. Killingsworth, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
Tickets are $75
(There is a limited number of non-profit tickets available.)
Tables are $750
The 20th annual breakfast will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 16, 2006 at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232.
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About the Breakfast
This year's theme is "Lessons from Katrina for King's Beloved Community".
The Annual Skanner Foundation Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast will be celebrating its twentieth year in 2006. The breakfast has grown from 100 attendees to over 1,000 and is the largest event in the Pacific Northwest to honor Dr. King. Governor Ted Kulongoski of Oregon will be in attendence and present his proclamation.
Pictured right: Governor Ted Kulongoski
During the event, we award several thousand dollars in scholarships to worthy students who have demonstrated their desire for self-improvement through education. We also present two awards (The Drum Major Award and The John Jackson award) to individuals, community organizations, or businesses that continue Dr. King's work for civil rights in their community. During the past twenty years, over $220,000 has been contributed to the community for educational growth.
Our breakfast offers the opportunity for major comporate sponsors to increase their visibility in our community and beyond. Attendees include representatives from the State of Oregon; The Oregon Lottery; Oregon Economic and Community Development Department; local, regional, and state elected officials; and representatives from national corporations such as State Farm, American Family Insurance, Brown & Williamson, Kaiser Permanente, McDonald's Corporation, U.S. West, and Safeco. In addition, leaders in law enforcement, education, and the religious sector attend, and people in the community from all walks of life.
Nominate an individual or organization
In preparation for its 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, The Skanner is requesting nominations for awards. The Drum Major for Justice award and the John Jackson award will be given to individuals or organizations.
The Skanner is looking for nominations for people who have worked throughout the year to fulfill the ideals the Rev. King stood for: equality, justice, racial harmony, civil rights and peace.
E-mail your name, phone number and the name and phone number of the nominee, along with a short (50 words or less) description of why your nominee should receive the award to [email protected]. Or mail to:
Martin Luther King Jr.
Awards The Skanner
P.O. Box 5455 Portland, OR