WE'RE ELIMINATING RACISM
with our annual MLK Celebration
Our inaugural MLK Celebration was one of the first national tributes of its kind. First held on January 15, 1972, this regional event has grown to traditionally encompass 10 days each January and is the largest MLK celebration in South Carolina. This year, because of COVID-19, the event will be largely virtual.
How you can help
If you own or lead an organization, please contact John to sponsor the 2021 MLK Celebration or advertise in the 2021 MLK program! This makes a huge difference in our fight to eliminate racism. There are a variety of sponsorship levels to choose from. We are grateful to our new 2021 MLK Celebration sponsors!
If you're an individual, please attend one or more of our MLK events — and invite your friends! Stay tuned to this page for all the most up-to-date schedule information.
We welcome volunteers to serve on our MLK Celebration committees! Let us know if you're interested here.
2021 MLK SUMMIT
This year's MLK Summit (formerly known as the MLK Business and Professional Breakfast) will be keynoted by noted philanthropist and business leader Anita Zucker.
The recipient of the 2019 Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019 James L. Fisher Distinguished Service Award, and 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, among many other honors, Anita Zucker is the chair and CEO of The InterTech Group, Inc.
Her philanthropic, advocacy, and community work includes leadership and membership positions on the boards and leadership committees of the College of Charleston, Addlestone Hebrew Academy, Porter Gaud, Ashley Hall, the MUSC Foundation, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, the MUSC Neurosciences Department, Clemson University, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Trident Technical College, Tri-Country Cradle to Career Collaborative, Charleston Promise Neighborhood, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the Coastal Community Foundation, Spoleto, and the Gaillard Management Corporation, among others. She proudly serves as a trustee at the University of Florida and as chair of the University of Florida Foundation. She is a passionate philanthropist and advocate for education.