2024 Martin Luther King Commemoration

Honoring Dr. King & Leaders of Change

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County proudly celebrates the life and legacy of MLK at our 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast in his honor. Please join us with our esteemed community partners as we grow awareness and support for the important work of Dr. King and today’s civic leaders.

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Keynote: Dr. Maysa Akbar, PhD, ABPP
Chief Diversity Officer | Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest, American Psychological Association
Human Dignity Award: Suzy Dyer, Executive Director, Parker Family Health Center
Togetherhood Champion Award: Kelly Ellis-Foster, Community Volunteer
Social Responsibility Award: Ritesh Shah Charitable Pharmacy

Date & Location:
Friday, January 12, 2024 | 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Ocean Place Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740

7 a.m. | Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. | Breakfast Buffet
8 a.m. | Blessing and Program

Join Us!

Event Tickets:
$35 Adults | $10 Youth | $350 Table of 10

35th Anniversary Sponsor | $3,500, includes Table of 10
Future Leaders Sponsor | $2,500, includes 5 Tickets
Civic Engagement Sponsor | $1,000, includes 2 Tickets
Changemaker Sponsor | $500
Social Justice Sponsor | $250

We’re officially sold out for this event. Thank you to everyone who secured their spot. Get ready for an inspiring morning filled with unity and celebration!

All sponsors are recognized through event signage, e-mail and social media. For questions, please email giving@ymcanj.org.

Share Your Voice!
YMCA Youth Essay Contest

As part of our commitment to inspire future leaders, we invite high school students from greater Monmouth County to share their voice in an essay contest. Two essays will be selected as grand prize winners.

Each winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship for their education, generously donated by Hackensack Meridian Health , The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, New Jersey Natural Gas, Porter Plus Realty, and VNA Health Group, as well as a full-year youth membership to a YMCA of Greater Monmouth County branch of their choice.

Thank You to Generous Sponsors!