81ST Annual Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner St. Louis County NAACP
Thursday, June 22, 2017
St. Louis Ritz Carlton Hotel
Reception 5:00pm Dinner 6:45pm
100 Cardondelet Plaza Clayton, Mo 63105
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, and also highlight the contributions of community leaders that support diversity and inclusion, social justice and the advancement of Civil Rights across the State of Missouri.
Our Chairman’s private VIP Reception is reserved for honored guests and private donors that help to keep the flames of freedom burning bright.
Margaret Bush Wilson Lifetime Achievement Honoree
53rd Governor of Missouri Bob Holden
Frankie Muse Freeman/Norman R. Seay Commitment to St. Louis Award
Steven & Holly Cousins
2017 Corporate Partner for Diversity Inclusion
Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM)
Medgar Wiley Evers Legal Advocacy Award
Attorney Ronald Norwood, Partner, Lewis Rice, LLC.
Daisy Bates Commitment to Education Award
The LINKS, Inc.
Minority Entrepreneur of the Year
James “Jimmy” Williams, President, Estel Foods, Inc.
2017 Legacy Honorees
Ken Franklin, Vice President Advocacy & Governmental Relations Bi State Development Agency
Laurna Godwin, President Vector Communications Corporation
Jason Hall, Managing Director, Arch to Park Collaborative
Dr. Tina Clark Scott, Associate Superintendent Normandy Schools Collaborative
Hon. Gina Walsh Democratic Floor Leader, Missouri State Senator 13th District