Areas of Support

Your support helps the university to increase access and quality; to stay competitive and keep up with the most up-to-date teaching methods, equipment, and technology; to produce new knowledge through research; and to attract and prepare outstanding students who will contribute to a better tomorrow for our state and world.

Please look over the categories below as you consider your contribution. We appreciate your generosity in supporting one or more of these areas of need. Give today to support Freed-Hardeman University!

 

Student Scholarships

Most students need help affording a college education. You can help fulfill this fundamental need felt by most students by supporting Student Scholarships.

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Bible Teaching Program

Many students are drawn to Freed-Hardeman because of the strong spiritual presence that comes from the Bible Teaching Program. You can help students continue receiving the sound Biblical instruction they so strongly desire by supporting the Bible Teaching Program.

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Benefit Dinner

The Benefit Dinner provides you with an opportunity to not only help bridge the financial gap that many students face with rising tuition costs, but also to hear one of the nation’s leading personalities or entertainers.

Although winter weather forced former first lady Laura Bush to cancel her travel plans to FHU for the 2013 benefit dinner, the event still raised in excess of $1.4 million. Dinner and an abbreviated program were held for those who were able to make their way to campus.

As recent developments have overshadowed the FHU Benefit Dinner’s mission of helping students, Freed-Hardeman University has canceled Dr. Bill Cosby’s appearance and received confirmation that Dr. Ben Carson will speak at the dinner. Carson will address more than 2800 individuals for the dinner’s 50th anniversary Friday, Dec. 5.

If you have questions or concerns, please email your thoughts to the Vice President for University Advancement, Dave Clouse, at dclouse@fhu.edu.

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Lectureship

It is our pleasure to announce the theme for the 79th Freed-Hardeman University Lectureship (February 1-5, 2015), "Give Us a King: Faith, Failure and Forgiveness in Samuel." We thank you for helping Freed-Hardeman continue to have a great Bible lectureship each year. Thousands of church members come to FHU in February for the annual Bible lectureship. We assume the costs associated with this week-long event including venues, speakers, registration processes, and program development. This commitment comes at an estimated annual cost of $85,315 to the university. However, it continues to be presented without an attendance fee. If you desire to support this effort, a $250 or more gift will allow you to become a lectureship sponsor.

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Athletics

Athletics is an important aspect of many students’ FHU experience. FHU is a part of the American Midwest Conference in the NAIA. FHU currently competes in Baseball, Men and Women’s Basketball, Cheerleading, Men and Women’s Cross Country, Men and Women’s Golf, Men and Women’s Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball. Help our student athletes have the equipment and resources needed to compete each year for a conference and national championship.

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Old Main Administration Building

The university is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of our oldest and most prominent building, which we now call the Old Main Administration Building. In the spring of 2012, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, architects and engineers are putting together the plans for the restoration, expected to require $5.5 million. The goal is to restore the exterior and the common areas of the building, such as the lobby, stairway, and hallways, to a condition as close as possible to the way they looked in 1908, the year the building was completed. But, since we plan to continue to use Old Main as an academic facility, we will update the classrooms and offices with state-of-the-art technology and teaching tools.

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Endowed Scholarship Funds

An endowed scholarship fund is an opportunity to establish a permanent legacy at FHU. Endowed scholarships are named scholarship funds that expend income as dictated by the donors. It is permanent because only the interest income from the invested principal amount is expended annually. If you are making a gift to a specific endowed scholarship fund, be sure to specify the name of the scholarship fund on the form in the "Comments" box.

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Annually-Designated Scholarship Fund

An annually-designated scholarship fund is an opportunity to support deserving students on a year-to-year basis. The gifts to each annually-designated fund are awarded in the year in which they are given, according to the guidelines of the fund. If you are making a gift to a specific annually-designated scholarship fund, be sure to specify the name of the scholarship fund on the form in the "Comments" box.

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The Heritage Fund

The Heritage Fund is the unrestricted portion of our Endowment Fund and it allows FHU to respond to pressing priorities, seize opportunities when they arise, and maintain and build facilities. Your gift to the Heritage Fund will be used to provide support for the future of Freed-Hardeman University.

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Centers of Excellence

Centers of Excellence are magnets to attract exceptional faculty and student, thereby helping the university to gain national and state recognition. Your gift to a Center of Excellence will be used to provide support for new initiatives for the FHU academic department it benefits.

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FHU Associates

The Freed-Hardeman University Associates is a women's organization specifically designed to raise money for important FHU projects through membership and a variety of activities.

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Mid-South Youth Camp

FHU has operated a Christian camp for young people between the ages of 9 and 18 since 1957. In 1964, the university acquired a 77-acre campsite located west of U.S. Highway 45, about three and a half miles north of Henderson. MSYC is operated for eight weeks each summer. Your support of this physical and spiritual experience for hundreds of young people each summer is greatly appreciated.

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Other Areas

If the area you would like to support is not listed above, please tell us where you would like your gift directed.

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