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D&M Coffee, Cornerstone Pie Donates Proceeds to CWU on MLK Day

Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s memory and give back to Central Washington MLK Day Donations PosterUniversity by shopping at D&M Coffee and Cornerstone Pie on Monday, January 15. A portion of proceeds from all D&M locations and Cornerstone Pie will be donated to CWU’s Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ).

“We believe diversity is what has made our country strong,” said Mark Holloway and Donna Malek, who own and operate both businesses. “As a small business, in a small community, we want to do whatever we can to uphold that spirit.”

D&M Coffee and Cornerstone Pie are both Business to Community Stars—a program which recognizes the best in Ellensburg customer service. Halloway and Malek shared that they value diversity and inclusivity and make sure their businesses are welcoming to all students. 

They approached CWU seeking to give back to a worthy program that emulates Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision and readily agreed to donate to the CDSJ. The funding will support the CDSJ and all its programs, advocacy, and outreach.

“I am thrilled that D&M Coffee is willing to support the work of our students and staff,” said Kandee Cleary, CWU’s vice president of diversity and inclusion. “I am grateful for the 

collaborations we’ve done and look forward to more in the future.”

Media contact: Dawn Alford, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484,