Special Events 

High Tea with Thelma

The inaugural High Tea with Thelma was held on March 28, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples. Proceeds were dedicated to the Thelma Hodges Friends of the University Scholarship Fund.

Humanitarian of the Year Award Luncheon

The Hodges University Humanitarian Award is presented annually to an outstanding resident(s) of Collier County for their enduring support of the local community, for fostering hope in those afflicted by despair, for proving that the promise of tomorrow’s future never means forsaking the past, and for demonstrating the degree to which a person can make a positive difference when times most demand it. Hodges University is pleased to honor Alan Horton as its 2015 Humanitarian of the Year.

The 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award Luncheon was held Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples. Net Proceeds were dedicated to the Alan Horton Friends of the University Scholarship Fund.

Luminary of the Year Award Luncheon

The Hodges University Luminary Award is presented annually to a citizen(s) who personifies society’s most valued human characteristics and thus has moved society in a positive way, serving as a distinguished example of the virtues of perseverance, honesty, moral character and charity.

For her outstanding involvement and dedication to our community, and for making significant contributions of leadership and service which have improved and enriched the lives of so many residents of our community, Hodges University is pleased to honor Betty Bireley as its 2015 Luminary of the Year.

The 2015 Luminary of the Year Award Luncheon was held Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.  Net proceeds were dedicated to the Betty Bireley Friends of the University Scholarship Fund.   

Spring Golf Classic & Scholarship Gala

The Tenth Annual Spring Golf  & Scholarship Gala was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers.

This event has grown to be one of the most anticipated and supported golf tournaments in Southwest Florida. The net proceeds from this event support the Men in Higher Education Scholarship Fund and the Scholarship Assistance for Veterans Education (SAVE) Fund.

Approximately 32 percent of the student body at Hodges University is male and over 10 percent of the student body are veterans. The Men in Higher Education Scholarship Fund and the SAVE Fund will greatly increase our ability to support the goals and aspirations of our outstanding male students and veteran students who will in turn enrich our society with their knowledge and leadership. Thank you for believing as we do that providing a scholarship is an investment in the men of today, and their sons and daughters of tomorrow.

For more information on special events, please contact April Carper at 239-598-6153 or via e-mail at acarper@hodges.edu.

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