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CU Announces Dates for Patrons' Party and Phoenix Ball


University officials have announced the dates for the 2011 Patrons’ Party and Phoenix Ball.






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The Patrons’ Party will be June 2 and take place at the Tulip Grove Mansion at The Hermitage.

This year’s Patrons’ Party will be hosted by Saad & Tracy Ehtisham. Mr. Ehtisham serves as a member of the Cumberland University Board of Trust and is the Chief Executive Officer of University Medical Center, in Lebanon, Tenn. The Ehtisham’s are engaged and active members in the Wilson County community and supporters of the University.

The 28th Annual Phoenix Ball will be June 4 and take place in the historic Baird Chapel of Memorial Hall on the campus of Cumberland University. The event is the premier fundraising gala and social occasion for the Wilson County community.

This event has continued to grow because it remains unique and full of surprises. The Ball features a reception, elegant dining, live and silent auctions, and dancing. The more than 200 attendees include leaders from the Wilson County and Nashville business communities, dignitaries and alumni and friends of the University.

The Ball benefits the Cumberland University Scholarship program by providing financial support to deserving need-based students attending Cumberland University. A complete list of live and silent auction items will be announced soon.

For ticket or sponsorship information visit the Phoenix Ball website at or contact the Office of Advancement at 615-547-1269.