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.

The speaker for the 2016 Benefit Dinner scheduled for Friday, December 2, will be Super Bowl-winning quarterback and four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning.

Sponsorships are available now and begin at $600.

All pledges for sponsorships or tickets for the 2016 Benefit Dinner must be paid in full by May 31, 2017, unless other arrangements have been made.  

 

 

General Admission tickets will go on sale October 1, 2016 based on availability. If you would like to place your name on a waiting list, you will be notified when General Admissions tickets become available. 

 

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

 

Level
Dinner Tickets  Dinner Location Loyd Seats     Photo Pass 
Naming Sponsor
($100,000+)
6
14
HBS Academic Resource Center
Brewer Sports Center Arena     
6 Floor
14 Balcony    
6 people

Underwriter
($50,000-99,999)
6
14
HBS Academic Resource Center
Brewer Sports Center Arena
6 Floor
14 Balcony
6 people

Corporate
($20,000-49,999)
6
4
HBS Academic Resource Center
Brewer Sports Center Arena
6 Floor
4 Balcony
6 people

Platinum
($10,000-19,999)
10

Brewer Sports Center Arena

4 Floor
6 Balcony
2 people

Crystal
($5,000-9,999)
8

Brewer Sports Center Arena
 
4 Floor
4 Balcony 
2 people

Diamond
($3,000-4,999)
4

Brewer Sports Center Arena

4 Floor

2 people

Gold
($1,200-2,999)
4

Brewer Sports Center Arena

4 Floor

 
Silver
($600-1,199)
2

Brewer Sports Center
Auxiliary Gym
2 Balcony

 
General Admission    
($150 per person)  
1

Wallace-Gano Dining Hall

Balcony
 
 

 

 

Previous Benefit Dinner Speakers

 

2015   Kent Brantly   1989   Jerry Clower
2014   Ben Carson   1988    Edwin Newman 
2013   Laura Bush*   1987   Paul Harvey, Jr.
2012   Condoleezza Rice   1986          Arkady Shevchenko
2011              Bob Newhart                                1985             Gerald Ford
2010               George W. Bush                                1984   Howard K. Smith
2009   Mike Huckabee   1983   Paul B. Faulkner 
2008    Tim Conway   1982   Zig Ziglar
2007   Tom Brokaw   1981   James A. Lovell
2006   Cal Ripken, Jr.    1980   Art Linkletter
2005   Barbara Bush   1979   Paul Harvey
2004   Walter Cronkite   1978   Willard Collins
2003   Bill Frist   1977   Ira North
2002   Regis Philbin   1976   Thomas B. Warren
2001   Norman Schwarzkopf   1975   Don Gardner
2000   George Bush   1974   Clifton Ganus
1999   James Earl Jones   1973   George Benson
1998   Elizabeth Dole   1972   George Bailey
1997   Fred Thompson   1971   Abe Plough
1996   Sam Donelson   1970   Chester H. Lauch
1995   Archie Manning   1969   James O. Baird
1994   Tom Landry   1968   Ira North
1993    Mary Lou Retton   1967   Jimmy Allen
1992   Merlin Olsen   1966   V.P. Black
1991   Willard Scott   1965   Jim Bill McInteer
1990   Gene Stallings      
             
             

* Laura Bush was unable to attend due to winter weather.