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 2017 Benefit Dinner is set for Friday, December 1, and will feature two-time national college football champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow.  

Tickets will be mailed to you in mid-November.  If you do not receive your tickets before November 22, please contact the FHU Office of Development at 731-989-6017 or dnewberry@fhu.edu.

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

 



Benefit Dinner Schedule

 

6:30pm – 8:00pm – Dinner in Wallace-Gano Dining Facility, Auxiliary Gym, and the Main Arena 
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Dinner in ARC (Corporate sponsors and above)
7:45pm  8:30pm – Photo Session (Diamond sponsors and above)
8:30pm – 10:15pm – Program in Loyd Auditorium
 

 

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

 

2016   Peyton Manning   1989   Jerry Clower
2015   Kent Brantly   1988    Edwin Newman 
2014   Ben Carson   1987   Paul Harvey, Jr.
2013   Laura Bush*   1986          Arkady Shevchenko
2012              Condoleezza Rice                                1985           Gerald Ford
2011               Bob Newhart                                1984   Howard K. Smith
2010   George W. Bush   1983   Paul B. Faulkner 
2009   Mike Huckabee   1982   Zig Ziglar
2008   Tim Conway   1981   James A. Lovell
2007   Tom Brokaw    1980   Art Linkletter
2006   Cal Ripken, Jr.   1979   Paul Harvey
2005   Barbara Bush   1978   Willard Collins
2004   Walter Cronkite   1977   Ira North
2003   Bill Frist   1976   Thomas B. Warren
2002   Regis Philbin   1975   Don Gardner
2001   Norman Schwarzkopf   1974   Clifton Ganus
2000   George Bush   1973   George Benson
1999   James Earl Jones   1972   George Bailey
1998   Elizabeth Dole   1971   Abe Plough
1997   Fred Thompson   1970   Chester H. Lauch
1996   Sam Donelson   1969   James O. Baird
1995   Archie Manning   1968   Ira North
1994   Tom Landry   1967   Jimmy Allen
1993   Mary Lou Retton   1966   V.P. Black
1992   Merlin Olsen   1965   Jim Bill McInteer
1991   Willard Scott      
1990   Gene Stallings        
             

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