General Information
Date: January 19, 2015
Time: 7:00 a.m. CST
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Keynote: Vernon Jordan
Price: $30.00 per person

Broadcast Schedule:
Watch the MLK Breakfast LIVE on Twin Cities Public Television (tpt2) at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 19, 2015, rebroadcast statewide at 8 PM that night on tpt's Minnesota Channel, or stream it online at

Eight neighborhoods.
Eight ways to celebrate.

Can't attend the MLK Breakfast at the Convention Center? Register to attend an MLK Breakfast in your community:

These neighborhood celebrations are coordinated by the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches

This Year's Breakfast

The General Mills Foundation and The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) are pleased to present the 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast. The breakfast is an opportunity to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of service and be inspired to live out his dream today in our homes, the community and throughout the world.

This year’s keynote speaker is Vernon Jordan, an Attorney, Civil Rights Leader, and Business Consultant. Mr. Jordan has held many prominent official and advisory roles in the UNCF, the NAACP and politics. He will provide powerful messages on this year’s theme: “Infinite Hope, Meaningful Action.”

We also have a very special guest this year in Yolanda Adams, a multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award winning Gospel artist. Mrs. Adams will be performing during the breakfast and sharing some of her thoughts on MLK day.

Please join us for this inspiring community celebration.

Keynote Speaker
Vernon Jordan

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. is a Senior Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC in New York. He works with a diverse group of clients across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Jordan was a Senior Executive Partner with the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he remains Senior Counsel. ... Read more

Special Guest
Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D.
Since 2004, Dr. Michael Lomax has been president and chief executive officer of UNCF, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships and other educational support to African American students and a leading advocate of college readiness: students’ need for an education, from pre-school through high school, that prepares them for college success... Read more
Special Guest
Yolanda Adams
Ask Yolanda Adams what she loves about her music and ministry. The answer is as warm, embracing, and reflective as her songs. “The music brings joy. I truly believe that my songs bring the answers and the solutions, as opposed to just talking about the problems. My music at its core is joyful.”

Joyful, uplifting, inspiring, affirmative, exuberant, playful, and universal in its appeal and intention – that is the music of Yolanda Adams... Read more

Lifetime Local Legend
Dr. Josie Robinson Johnson
Dr. Josie Robinson Johnson will be honored with the first-ever Lifetime Local Legends award for her life- long commitment to education, civil rights, social justice and ensuring that our children have an opportunity to achieve... Read more
Imam El-Amin
Imam Makram El-Amin’s commitment to service and civic leadership has made him a pillar in the Minneapolis community. As imam of the historical Masjid An-Nur, he’s led a growing, culturally diverse congregation in his hometown to the forefront of interfaith dialogue and neighborhood outreach... Read more
Marcia Zimmerman
Marcia Zimmerman, the senior rabbi at Temple Israel, a 2,000-household congregation in Minneapolis, is vocal on policy issues affecting Minnesota and the nation. This past year she spoke before the Minnesota House of Representatives in favor of continued subsidies for school lunches... Read more
Laurel Bunker
For over 20 years Pastor Laurel Bunker has been a leader in the fields of education, non-profit business, church and para church ministry. A graduate of Hamline University and Luther Theological Seminary, Laurel’s mission is to radically impact the lives of marginalized people groups and disadvantaged communities... Read more