Public Life Personal Faith

Public Life Personal Faith Scholarship Luncheon 

Public Life Personal Faith Scholarship Luncheon

The Public Life Personal Faith series, inaugurated in 2010, is a fundraising and outreach event of Perkins School of Theology in service to the larger community. The lecture provides an opportunity for participants to engage scholars on topics related to why and how personal faith shapes public life. “We are called to know, love, and serve God and neighbor in our daily lives through sharing the Gospel of truth, mercy, justice, and love,” explains Dr. John Martin, director of development at Perkins. “Personal faith has practical consequences for the way we think, speak, make choices, and live our public lives.” This luncheon also serves as a major fundraiser for student scholarships.

More about the 2019 event: 

The Bolin Family 2019 Public Life Personal Faith Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019.  We are happy to announce the featured guest will be Judy Woodruff, anchor of PBS NewsHour.  She will be interviewed by Peggy Wehmeyer, former national news religion reporter for ABC's World News Tonight.

For table sponsorship information, contact John Martin at or 214-768-2026.


Reservations are required for the Luncheon which will be held from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer Street, on the SMU campus. Individual tickets are now available.

The Public Life | Personal Faith event is sponsored for the sixth consecutive year by the family of Pat and Jane Bolin. Pat Bolin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at EagleCorp and Eagle Oil & Gas Co. in Dallas, is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (B.A.’73) and 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the SMU Cox School of Business.