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As an annual fundraiser, the President's Scholarship Gala brings awareness and support for under-represented students by helping Philander Smith College to provide them with scholarships. A top level sponsorship package will create internships, mentoring, enrichment programs, enhanced curriculum as well as other much needed resources for our students. When you support Philander FORWARD at this event, you help deserving scholars achieve their big dreams of a college education and the promise of a fulfilling career.

Sponsorship packages range from $5,000 - $100,000 with a number of benefits that provide prime opportunities for your business organization.

For questions regarding sponsorships or table purchases, please contact Ms. Valerie Melton at or call 501.370.5392.


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3 Statehouse Plaza Little Rock, AR 72201 501-906-4000


Special Event Rate: $119.00 per night

Mention Philander President’s Gala when booking by phone

2018 Sponsors

Trustee and Mrs. Robert and Carolyn Blue
Mr. Thomas Tucker
Mr. And Ms. Rush and Linda Harding
Mr. Harry Roberson
Bretwood Capital Partners, LLC
Massey Family Charitable Foundation

Mrs. Lillie Paddio
Dr. Etta Carter
Dr. Jesse Trice
Dr. Darnell Williams