Providence’s Annual Spring Benefit & Gala
This evening of elegance and inspiration in celebration of classical, Christian education at Providence is our single largest fund-raising event of the year. Held in a beautiful venue overlooking our city, it features gracious company, live music, an open bar, delicious hors d’oeuvres, an inspiring address, and a special giving opportunity with matching grants from generous donors.
Inspiring key note addresses at the benefit have included:
“Great Books, Great Leaders, Great Lives”
Cherie Harder, served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush, Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Senior Counselor to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Policy Director for Senator Sam Brownback and in other key roles before becoming president of The Trinity Forum, a national non-profit that cultivates and disseminates the best of Christian thought leadership, and provides opportunities and resources for leaders to engage life’s greatest questions in the context of faith. An eloquent commentator in the national media, published in Policy Review, Human Events, the Harvard Political Review, and various newspapers, she serves on the board of Gordon College and Faith and Law; on the Leadership Council of Convergence, on the advisory board of the National Civic Art Society, and the National Museum of American Religion.
Jerram Barrs (MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary) is the founder and resident scholar of the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he teaches apologetics and outreach as professor of Christianity and contemporary culture. He and his wife also served on staff at English L’Abri for many years. He is the author of Learning Evangelism from Jesus and Echoes of Eden.
March in the Park
Providence students annually contribute to the general fund of the school through soliciting sponsors for a walk-a-thon. The march through Forest Park from the History Museum to the Art Museum with a fall picnic on the lawn is a special, community-building tradition for students, families and faculty.