The St. Louis NAACP is preparing for their annual dinner to honor and highlight the contributions of community leaders that support diversity and inclusion, social justice and the advancement of civil rights across Missouri.
Held each June, the Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner brings together over 1,200 community leaders to celebrate the achievements of America’s oldest and largest Civil Rights Organization. This year’s event will be held at the Four Seasons in St. Louis, with the reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-California, will give the keynote address, and is being recognized with the Margaret Bush Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award.
Former Missouri Secretary of State and founder of Let America Vote Jason Kander will receive the Medgar Wiley Evers Freedom Award.
Here’s a list of this year’s honorees:
Margaret Bush Wilson Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Rev. Ronald L.Bobo Sr., Pastor Westside Missionary Baptist Church
Ida Goodwin Woolfolk Award for Innovation
The Nexus Group
Medgar Wiley Evers Freedom Award
Hon. Jason Kander, Founder Let America Vote
Frankie Muse Freeman/Norman R. Seay Commitment to St. Louis Award
Bob Fox & Maxine Clark
Daisy Bates Commitment to Education Award
Dr. Charles Pearson & Chancellor Mark Wrighton
Minority Entrepreneur of the Year Honoree
Junior Bridgeman, President & CEO Heartland CocaCola Bottling
Jackie Robinson Award for Sports Advocacy
Jake Bain, John Burroughs School Athlete
Indiana State University Class of 2022
Distinguished Legacy Honorees
Sheila Sweeney, President & CEO St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
Peggy Lewis LeCompte, Retired Educator and Union Leader
Pat Jones, Educator
Lillian Eunice, City Administrator City of Northwoods
To purchase tickets, click here: http://naacpstlcounty.org/tickets
Watch a recap of the 2017 dinner below: