This annual winter event raises scholarship funds for students with challenging financial needs. It is open to the public and features a wonderful meal and an inspirational message by a well-known Christian speaker.

2024 Scholarship Luncheon

Trudy Cathy WhiteThe 2024 Scholarship Luncheon featured Samford alumna Trudy Cathy White ‘79, author of four books, philanthropist, former missionary and only daughter of Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A.

All in attendance were inspired by Trudy's message and by the powerful testimony of a current scholarship recipient. Trudy shared from her most recent book, A Legacy that Lasts, encouraging guests to live intentionally to pass on their values. With record-breaking attendance, the Valentine’s Day event raised funds to provide transformational, need-based scholarships.

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Silent and Online Auctions for Scholarships

The Silent and Online Auctions for Scholarships make a profound impact and include opportunities to bid on vacations, lovely jewelry, fabulous event tickets, restaurant gift cards, unique gift items and more!

2024 Silent Auction Contributors

  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra
    Alan and Co. Fine Jewelers
  • B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming and Gifts
    Baker Lamps and Linens
    Birmingham Bulls Hockey
    Bistro V
    Molly Bee Bloetscher
    Bloom & Petal
  • The Blue Willow
  • The Cajun Cleaver
    Diamonds Direct
    Fleming's Steakhouse
    Friends of the Legacy League
    Humphrey's Dog Resort
    Issis & Sons
    Jim 'N Nick's Community BBQ
    Kendra Scott at The Summit
    Tracey Kerbler
    Levy's Fine Jewelry
    Margarita Grill
    Melinda Storey Pottery
    MomenTaker Photography
    Monograms Plus
    Nothing Bundt Cakes
    O'Carr's Restaurant
  • The Pampered Pet Resort
  • Pastry Art Bake Shoppe
    Salon U
    Samford Athletics
    Samford Wright Center
    Seasons 52
    Shalla Wista Studio
    Shelby County Arts Council
    Town & Country Clothes
    Village Tavern
    The White House Interiors
  • Wild Things Flowers and Curiosities
    Pam Wood

Past Featured Guests

  • Allison Allen
  • Jodie Berndt
  • Whitney Capps
  • Karen Kingsbury
  • Kelly Minter
  • Jennifer Rothschild
  • Anita Renfroe
  • Melanie Shankle
  • Angie Smith
  • Trudy Cathy White 
  • Susan Alexander Yates