The Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club has its panel of 12 community leaders and youth achievers who’ll be recognized atz A Serenade by Brian McKnight and Ginuwine, the 2nd Annual Martin L. Mathews Awards Program & Benefit Concert presented by Centene.  The event, which is the culmination of the Family Reunion Weekend, takes place at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.  Gazelle STL is a media partner.

The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. with a dinner for VIP ticket purchasers and sponsors. A one hour ceremony begins at 7 p.m., featuring remarks from Mathews Dickey CEO Wendell Covington, Jr., followed by the concert, featuring Brian McKnight and Ginuwine. The festivities are emceed by 95.5 FM The Lou’s Staci Static and FOX 2’s Shirley Washington. Tickets are available at 314.534.1111 or

Below is a list of leaders that will be honored.

  • Stephanie Adams, vice president, head of trust services, TIAA, FSB  | Benjamin F. Edwards III Memorial
  • Maxine Clark, CEO, Clark Fox Foundation | Martin L. Mathews Award for Non-Profit Leadership
  • Niele’ Ivey, assistant women’s basketball coach, University of Notre Dame | Sports Advocate
  • Tishaura Jones, treasurer, City of St. Louis | Ida Goodwin Woolfolk Education Advocate
  • Brittany Packnett, educator, activist and vice president of National Community Alliances for Teach for America | Bill Maritz Memorial
  • Dave Peacock, president & COO, Schnuck Markets, Inc. | Jack Buck “That’s A Winner”
  • Chaketa Riddle, assistant superintendent | Riverview Gardens School District  | Community Action Network Partner of the Year
  • Jan Sanders-Smith, president, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Omicron Theta Omega Sorority | Leadership & Professional Development Advocate
  • Sunny Schaefer, executive director, Operation Food Search | Healthy Living Advocate
  • Felicia Shaw, executive director, Regional Arts Commission | Arts Advocate
  • Riana McDonald, Cardinal Ritter Prep senior | Outstanding Youth Achiever
  • Kobe Dozier, North Tech senior | Scholar-Athlete