Freed-Hardeman University has established an endowment fund to ensure future editions of Makin’ Music continue to enhance the experience of FHU students participating in the annual extravaganza.
In honor of her 21 years directing the hosts and hostesses of the event, the fund has been named the Peggy Weaver Endowment Fund for Makin’ Music.
Funds from the endowment will supplement the budget provided by the university and ticket sales, according to Makin’ Music producer Tony Allen. “Students have great creative ideas,” he said. “We want to help them bring those ideas to life.”
Weaver came to Makin’ Music as a shy high school student unsure of her college choice. Sitting in the balcony of Loyd Auditorium, she watched Makin’ Music—and made her decision: she wanted to be on that stage and a part of Makin’ Music. Her dreams came true. She became an alternate hostess and then a hostess. Her love for the show remains in her heart.
“Makin’ Music means a lot to me. I love seeing the students’ creativity and dreaming of what the future of Makin’ Music can be. I would love for my grandchildren to be on this stage,” Weaver said.