Public Life Personal Faith Bolin Family Perkins Scholarship Luncheon

The Perkins Scholarship Luncheon, inaugurated in 2010, is a fundraising and outreach event of Perkins School of Theology in service to the larger community. Each year, a well-known speaker presents a keynote address on a relevant topic related to the Church and culture. Pat and Jane Bolin have been naming sponsors of the luncheon for the last decade.

“The Perkins Scholarship Luncheon has been a tradition for more than a decade and is one of the highlights of the Perkins-SMU calendar,” explains Dr. John Martin, Director of Development at Perkins. This event serves as a major fundraiser for student scholarships, with proceeds from the luncheon going toward financial aid for Perkins students.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Hinojosa will be the featured speaker for the 2023 luncheon. 

Dr. Hinojosa served 27 years as a superintendent/CEO of six public education systems, including two of the 25 largest school systems in America: Dallas Independent School District (ISD) in Texas and the Cobb County School District in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. He has been recognized around the country for his work and accomplishments, including 2002 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards and 2020 Green-Garner Award Recipient, the highest honor in urban education from The Council of the Great City Schools. 

Table sponsorships will be available for this event, and all proceeds will support scholarships for Perkins Theology students.