We appreciate all who attended our 2021 Gala

Together we raised over $100,000!


Thank You To All Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • Texas Health Huguley Hospital - Fort Worth South
  • Juanita A. Thompson & the Sensabaugh Family
  • Southwestern Union Conference of SDA
  • Southwestern Adventist University Board of Trustees

Gold Sponsors

  • CIVITAS Senior Living
  • Pinnacle Bank
  • Texas Conference of SDA

Silver Sponsors

  • Gil Valletta Family
  • Douglas & Sherry Bowyer
  • Todd & Melinda Goodman
  • Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of SDA
  • Southwest Region Conference of SDA
  • Texico Conference of SDA

Bronze Sponsors

  • Cleburne Ford
  • Sue Hayes & Ben Chambers
  • Irvin C. and Evea J. Bainum Foundation
  • Donna & Charlie Wilson
  • Town Hall Estates
  • Callaghan & Freeman Architects
  • Oklahoma Conference of SDA


Special Thanks

  • Southwestrn Adventist University Department of Music
  • Plaza Theatre Company
  • Breck & Co. Floral Boutique & Mercantile
  • Cleburne Railroad Museum

The Gala Experience

Meet President Patterson

Guests had the opportunity to meet Ana Patterson, Southwestern Adventist University's new president. Students shared heart-warming stories as they expressed appreciation to sponsors and donors. 

Experience The Ashton Depot

The Ashton Depot, a train station opened in 1899, has witnessed and contributed to over a century of Texas memories.  The terminal has now been restored to its original beauty and distinctiveness. Its stained glass windows, barrel-vaulted ceilings, and marble floors are stunning.  Now a full service event venue, The Ashton Depot boasts a creative and talented culinary and service team led by Executive Chef Cesar Gallegos, who crafted a delicious menu.

Enjoy High Quality Entertainment  

Our Department of Music entertained us with jazz hits that took us back in time to the golden age of rail travel. The Plaza Theatre Company presented highlights from their upcoming show “Smoke on the Mountain.”

Read The Official Press Release  

Gala Raises over $100k for Scholarship


Gala Photo Album

We were joined by our
wonderful friends and donors
for a enjoyable evening at the
Annual Scholarship Gala.


You can still give to our scholarship fund



To make your gift by check, please mail to the address below and earmark "Gala 2021".
Southwestern Adventist University
Office of University Advancement
100 W. Hillcrest Street
 Keene, Texas 76059

Questions & Comments

Susan Grady
Director of Alumni & Events
817-202-6231 |

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