HU to host annual Foundation dinner

On Sept. 11, the Huntington University Foundation will host its annual dinner at 6 p.m. with featured speaker Pastor Rick Hawks.

The dinner will be held in the fieldhouse in the Merillat Complex with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend, but reservations are required.

The foundation was created in 1938 by Jacob L. Brenn, Fred A. Loew and local business leaders. Today, the foundation continues to serve the community and the university by generating financial resources, raising awareness of the university, assisting in the recruitment of students from the county, enhancing the educational experience of students, and facilitating opportunities for students to remain in the area after graduation.

The evening's featured speaker, Hawks, serves as the senior pastor at The Chapel, a non-denominational church located in Fort Wayne, Ind. He has served as a pastor at two previous churches, state director of the Indiana Policy Review, and candidate for Congress in 1990. Hawks has an undergraduate degree from Akron University in history and a Master of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary. He has taught at the graduate level at Huntington University and Bethel College.

To register for the dinner, contact Barb Baker at 260-359-4069 or The cost is $25 per person, or tables of eight may be reserved for $160. Payment should be sent to the Huntington University Foundation, 2303 College Ave., Huntington, IN 46750.

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