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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
General Admission ($150)
1 Ticket for Dinner & Program
Wallace-Gano Dining Hall Dinner Location
Silver Sponsorship ($600)
2 Tickets for Dinner & Program
Brewer Sports Center / Auxiliary Gym Dinner Location
Gold Sponsorship ($1,200)
4 Tickets for Dinner and Program
Brewer Sports Center Dinner Location
Diamond Sponsorship ($3,000)
4 Tickets to Dinner and Program
Photo Pass for Two People
Crystal Sponsorship ($5,000)
8 Tickets to Dinner and Program
Delicious upscale VIP dinner at the new MSYC Event Center
Lion Express chartered shuttle for door-to-door service to the new event center and back to campus for the VIP photo session and program in Loyd Auditorium
Fast Pass for VIP photo session with Jeff Foxworthy
Priority seating for the program in Loyd Auditorium
Special Presentation from President David Shannon
Choose your level:
10 Tickets for VIP Dinner & Program
2-Person Photo Fast Pass
6-Person Photo Fast Pass
10 Tickets for Sponsors Dinner in Brewer Sports Center
Naming Sponsor ($100,000)
20 Tickets for VIP Dinner & Program
Special Recognition For Your Organization
3:00pm - 9:00pm
Christmas in the Commons / Merry Market
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Dinner in Various Locations. Refer to your tickets for your specific dinner time.
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Photo Session in Brewer Sports Center (must have photo pass
Program Begins in Loyd Auditorium
1. When will I receive my tickets?
a. Tickets will be mailed the week before Thanksgiving
2. Why don’t my Gold Sponsorship, Silver Sponsorship or General Admission tickets have seat numbers on them?
a. To maximize seating capacity and ensure you receive the best available seats, guests will be seated by ushers as they arrive.
3. Where do I park?
a. You can park in any available spaces around campus.
b. A parking map will be provided in your ticket packet
4. What is Christmas in the Commons?
a. A special feature for 2021
b. Christmas in the Commons is filled with yuletide cheer and ole-timey Christmas spirit
d. The Merry Market will have a variety of wonderful vendors for Christmas shopping.
e. FHbrew Coffee will be available from the FHU Associates
5. What is the Merry Market?
a. The Merry Market is the perfect place to begin your holiday shopping.
b. It will feature a variety of wonderful vendors for Christmas shopping.
c. Also, you can buy bags of FHBrew Coffee from the FHU Associates and further support our students.
d. Conveniently store your purchase at our “bag check” area until after the program.
6. What time does dinner start?
a. All dinner locations will serve from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
b. Please refer to your ticket packet for your location and specific dinner time.
7. Is there reserved parking?
a. Yes for Platinum sponsors and above. If you have any special needs, you can request that on your ticket order form or you may call 731-989-6017.
8. What should I wear?
a. Most of our guests dress for business casual or business.
9. Where is will call located?
a. Brewer Sports Center front desk
Previous Benefit Dinner Speakers
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Paul Harvey, Jr.
Howard K. Smith
Paul B. Faulkner
George W. Bush
James A. Lovell
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Thomas B. Warren
James Earl Jones
Chester H. Lauch
James O. Baird
Mary Lou Retton
Jim Bill McInteer
* Laura Bush was unable to attend due to winter weather.
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