Benefit Dinner

The Annual Benefit Dinner is one of the highlights of the year for Freed-Hardeman University. The Benefit Dinner provides supporters 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 and entertainers. 

The 2020 Benefit Dinner is set for Friday, December 4, and will feature actor, humanitarian, and advocate for America's servicemen and women Gary Sinise.

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

 

Schedule: 

5:00pm - 7:00pm        Dinner in Various Locations

5:30pm - 7:00pm        VIP Dinner

6:30pm - 7:15pm        Photo Session in Brewer Sports Center (must have photo pass)

7:30pm                       Program Begins 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

Brown-Kopel Business Center Lobby 
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

 

2019   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.   1991   Willard Scott
2018   Scott Hamilton   1990   Gene Stallings
2017   Tim Tebow   1989   Jerry Clower
2016   Peyton Manning   1988        Edwin Newman 
2015       Kent Brantly                                1987        Paul Harvey, Jr.
2014
      Ben Carson                               1986  
  Arkady Shevchenko
2013   Laura Bush*   1985   Gerald Ford
2012    Condoleezza Rice   1984   Howard K. Smith
2011    Bob Newhart   1983   Paul B. Faulkner 
2010   George W. Bush   1982   Zig Ziglar
2009   Mike Huckabee   1981   James A. Lovell
2008   Tim Conway   1980   Art Linkletter
2007   Tom Brokaw    1979   Paul Harvey
2006   Cal Ripken, Jr.   1978   Willard Collins
2005   Barbara Bush   1977   Ira North
2004   Walter Cronkite   1976   Thomas B. Warren
2003   Bill Frist   1975   Don Gardner
2002   Regis Philbin   1974   Clifton Ganus
2001   Norman Schwarzkopf   1973   George Benson
2000   George Bush   1972   George Bailey
1999   James Earl Jones   1971   Abe Plough
1998   Elizabeth Dole   1970   Chester H. Lauch
1997   Fred Thompson   1968   James O. Baird
1996   Sam Donelson   1968   Ira North
1995   Archie Manning   1967   Jimmy Allen
1994   Tom Landry   1966   V.P. Black
1993   Mary Lou Retton   1965    Jim Bill McInteer
1992   Merlin Olsen        

 

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