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 2018 Benefit Dinner is set for Friday, December 7, and will feature Olympic figure skating champion and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton

If you have questions or concerns, please email your thoughts to the Vice President for Community Engagement, 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

 

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   1969   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      
1991   Willard Scott        
1990   Gene Stallings        

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