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    A Musical Evening with David Phelps+

    Grammy and Dove award-winning tenor David Phelps, a prominent member of the Gaither Vocal Band, was the featured guest. His hour-long concert was the highlight of the evening, and the audience responded numerous times with cheers and standing ovations. David’s daughters, Callie and Maggie Beth, joined him on stage, as well as his trumpet-playing sister, Carrie, and his wife’s keyboard/harmonica/strings-playing cousin, Jack Daniels. Phelps told the enthusiastic crowd he loves to travel and sing, but he especially loves the connection with the audience where he “can share what the Lord has taught me. We are all on a journey…..we are not done yet.” David continued, “Life is full of stories. At times, you get misty, then the sun comes out. Other times you get a deluge and feel moments of desolation. Then you find a trust and a power you didn’t know existed, and you realize you love your beautiful life.”

    The concert and program culminated the evening, which began with an earlier reception. Those with deluxe reservations enjoyed hors d’oeuvres on the veranda and lobby of the Wright Center, where they mingled and had photo opportunities with David Phelps. Later, guests gathered for a sumptuous buffet dinner held under a 5,200 square foot white tent. The sunset event was beautifully decorated with candlelit black lanterns, white hydrangeas and an abundance of magnolia leaves. Burlap ribbon adorned the napkins and large white draperies forming columns around the tented arena.

    The generosity of our sponsors contributed greatly to the success of the event and the endowment of the new Legacy League Centennial Scholarship.

    Sponsors

    Gold

    • Diversified Maintenance
    • Hoar Construction
    • John Pittman

    Silver

    • Anonymous
    • Event Rentals Unlimited
    • John and Marsha Floyd in memory of Kenneth R. Floyd
    • John 3:16
    • Wayne and Jane Lewis
    • Marvin L. Mann
    • Darryl and Diane Rosser

    Bronze

    • Backstage Productions, LLC
    • Lauretta and Carlton Baker
    • Baptist Health System
    • BBVA Compass
    • Bhate Geosciences Corporation
    • Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. Inc.
    • Bradford Building Company
    • Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
    • Albert P. Brewer
    • Bennie and Sonja Bumpers
    • Daniel Corporation
    • Drs. Carol and Joseph Dean
    • The E Group
    • Phil and Penny Kimrey
    • Rev. Dr. Carolyn and Jerome McKinstry
    • Rickie and Mary Ann Moon
    • Mickey Newsome
    • Randy and Daina Pittman
    • Quality Controls Inc.
    • Dr. and Mrs. Mazen Sahawneh
    • Mr. Leo and Dr. Jacquelyn S. Shaia
    • Stewart of Alabama
    • Tim and Toni Vines
    • Vulcan Materials Company
    • Neal and Mary Ann Wade
    • Andy and Jeanna Westmoreland

    The Scholarship Celebration Planning Committee was comprised of: Suzanne Hopkins, chair, Lisa Beckham, Karen Bergquist, Lisbeth Cease, Vickie Gord, Jane Lewis, Suzanne Page, Sharon Smith, Allison Strickland, Jeanna Westmoreland, and Harriet Williams. Over 50 additional volunteers helped with various details pertaining to the event.

    Nearly 400 were in attendance on May 7 for “An Evening with David Phelps,” the Legacy League’s 7th annual Scholarship Celebration. The event concluded this year’s fundraising efforts, which raised more than $100,000, and celebrated the creation of the Centennial Scholarship, which commemorates 100 years of teacher education at Samford University.

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    Upcoming Events

    Membership Event

    August 25, 1-3 & 5-7 p.m.

    Location: Samford President’s Home

    Drop by for food and fellowship and learn more about our mission, 2015-16 programs and special events, and service opportunities. RSVP by August 20 to legacyleague@samford.edu or call (205) 726-4065.

    Fall Luncheon

    October 1, 11:30 a.m.

    Location: Vestavia Hills Country Club

    Our fall luncheon will feature Kristen Bowden Sharp. More details and reservation information will be available later this summer.

    Christmas Home Tour

    December 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 4-8 p.m. 

    The 5th Annual Christmas Home Tour, a delightful Birmingham tradition, will feature several exquisite homes and holiday hors d’oeuvres at the Samford President’s Home. Proceeds will provide life-changing scholarships for deserving students with significant financial need. Details and tickets will be available this fall.