By John Martin, Perkins Director of Development

We invite you to save the date for February 16, 2021. David Brooks of the New York Times will return to Perkins School of Theology with his thoughts from this momentous year and the Perkins community can join the virtual discussion!

On February 16, 2021 at 7 p.m., the Bolin Family Scholarship Evening featuring David Brooks will take place. Brooks delivered a captivating speech at last year’s event and has agreed to update us with his thinking.

This year’s 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 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 Donation

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

Silver Sponsorship – $3,000 Donation

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

Bronze Sponsorship – $1,750 Donation

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

Individual donations of $175 per attendee will be available soon. Visit our website here for more information. Contact Lee Henry (lhhenry@smu.edu) for more information about any of the above.