Martin L. Mathews Awards Program & Benefit Concert

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Martin L. Mathews Awards Program | Chaka Khan & El DeBarge Benefit Concert

Featuring two GRAMMY-recognized artists, Mathews-Dickey proudly hosts the Martin L. Mathews Awards Program and Benefit Concert at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on August 27th. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of our members, volunteers and supporters within the St. Louis community.

This star-studded affair begins by recognizing the our award recipients at 7 p.m.

The 2016 Martin L. Mathews Award Winners:

Arts Advocate of the Year: Marty K. Casey, ShowMe Arts Academy founder and artistic director

Jack Buck That’s A Winner Honor: Bill DeWitt III, St. Louis Cardinals president

Benjamin F. Edwards III Memorial: Tad Edwards, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. CEO

Sports Advocate of the Year: Tony Irons, Mathews-Dickey alumnus and state champion Vashon High basketball coach

Leadership & Professional Development Advocate of the Year: Jennifer Irvin, BJC HealthCare School-Community health coordinator

Bill Maritz Memorial: Steve Martiz, Maritz chief executive

Martin L. Mathews Award for Nonprofit Leadership: Stephen Ritz, Global Teacher’s Prize Finalist and founder of the Green Bronx Machine

Outstanding Youth Achiever: Kira Jones, Mathews-Dickey member and 2016 graduate of McKinley Classical Leadership Academy

Scholar-Athlete Honor: Rolando Merriweather, 2016 graduate of Cardinal Ritter

Ida Goodwin Woolfolk Education Advocate of The Year: Wells Fargo Advisors

Healthy Living Advocate of the Year: Missouri Foundation for Health

Benefit Concert:

After the awards program, our guest will be treated to an evening of unforgettable entertainment. Enjoy “The Rhythm of the Night” with 3-time GRAMMY nominee El DeBarge! And “Ain’t Nobody” like 10-time GRAMMY winner Chaka Khan. From the Prince-penned “I Feel for You” to the Whitney Houston-covered “I’m Every Woman,” Chaka will keep the hits coming and the crowd swaying.

Net proceeds from the evening directly support the programs we offer to many St. Louis-area youth.


Tickets — 7:00 p.m. show

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    Orchestra Front | Sect. 02 or 05

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    Mezzanine Center | Sect. 04

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    Orchestra Middle | Sect. 02 | 03 | 04 |05


VIP packages — 5:00 p.m. seating

VIP includes a 5:00 p.m. seating for dinner at The FOx Club prior to the Awards Show and Benefit Concert.

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    VIP Dinner/Show | Pit, Orch Front or FoxClub

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    VIP Shade Tree | Dinner/Show Tbl. of 10

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    VIP Corporate | Dinner/Show Table of 10

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    VIP Legacy Circle| Dinner/Show Table of 10

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    VIP Silver | Dinner/Show Table of 10 + 10 concert only tickets

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    VIP Gold | Dinner/Show Table of 10 + 10 concert only tickets

August 27 2016


Date: August 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
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Fox Theatre

527 N Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63103 United States

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(314) 534-1111

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  • 5:00 p.m. - VIP seating and dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. - Awards Program
  • 8:00 p.m. - Benefit Concert featuring El DeBarge and Chaka Khan


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