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
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
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.