Bolin Family Perkins Scholarship Evening

The Perkins Scholarship Luncheon, inaugurated in 2010, is a fundraising and outreach event of Perkins School of Theology in service to the larger community. The luncheon 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.

 

David Brooks

The Bolin Family Perkins Scholarship Evening will be on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. 

David Brooks of the New York Times will return to Perkins School of Theology with his thoughts from this momentous year!

The presentation will be virtual and will benefit Perkins School of Theology’s Scholarship Fund. Normally this event is a luncheon held on the SMU campus, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will not gather in-person this year.  A positive benefit, however, is that every dollar of each donation will be channeled to the Scholarship Fund and will be tax deductible.  No portion of donations will be used to fund the event.

Although we are not meeting together for a meal, “table” sponsorships are still available. All proceeds from the event will support students and their education at Perkins.

In addition, a generous donor has offered to match all new table sponsorships and any increase in sponsorship level.  All donations, including the match, will go toward Perkins scholarships.

This year’s sponsorship levels:

Platinum Sponsorship - $10,000 Suggested Donation

  • Unlimited attendees, including sponsor
  • Recognition on Event Website and in Virtual Program (if desired)
  • Includes a follow-up Q&A session with David Brooks for the sponsor and one other person!

Gold Sponsorship - $5,000 Suggested Donation

  • Up to 20 attendees, including sponsor
  • Recognition on Event Website and in Virtual Program (if desired)

Silver Sponsorship - $3,000 Suggested Donation

  • Up to 15 attendees, including sponsor
  • Recognition on Event Website and in Virtual Program (if desired)

Bronze Sponsorship - $1,750 Suggested Donation

  • Up to 12 attendees, including sponsor
  • Recognition on Event Website and in Virtual Program (if desired)

 

Table sponsorships and individual donations of $175 per attendee are available here.

Contact Lee Henry (lhhenry@smu.edu) for more information about any of the above.