20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at 8 a.m.
Benedictine University
Krasa Center, Second Floor
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund.

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Keynote Speaker - Eboo Patel, Ph.D.

Named by US News & World Report as one of America's Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based organizations building the interfaith movement on college campuses.  Author of the book Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion, Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America, and the forthcoming book Interfaith Leadership: A Primer, Eboo is also a regular contributor to the Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR, and CNN.  He served on President Obama's inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.

Eboo serves on the religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign relations, on the board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, on the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation USA, and on the Department of Homeland Security's Faith-based Advisory Council. A Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum, Eboo is also an Ashoka fellow, part of a select group of social entrepreneurs whose ideas are chancing the world.  He was named by Islamica Magazine as one of ten young Muslim visionaries shaping Islam in America and was chosen by Harvard's Kennedy School Review as one of five future policy leaders to watch.  Both Eboo and IFYC were honored with the Roosevelt Institute's Freedom of Worship Medal in 2009 and Eboo was recently awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, an award given to an individual to enhance awareness of the crucial role of religious dialogue in the pursuit of peace.


Make a Donation:

  • If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation toward the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund, send a check made payable to College of DuPage/MLK to:

    College of DuPage
    c/o MLK Jr. Breakfast
    McAninch Arts Center (MAC)
    425 Fawell Boulevard
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships:

  • Scholarships are available to 2 Benedictine students and 2 College of DuPage students @ $1,000 each. Requirements include an essay detailing how Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. impacted your life and how you impact others based on his teachings as well as a letter of recommendation. Deadline is December 19, 2014.

    - Benedictine University Students
    - College of DuPage Students