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 2021 Benefit Dinner is set for Friday, December 3, and will feature comedian, actor, and entertainer, Jeff Foxworthy.

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

 

 
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Schedule and FAQ

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Previous Benefit Dinner Speakers

 

2020

 

Gary Sinise

       

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 Donaldson

 

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.