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Erskine College is pleased to host the Garnet & Gold Forum, an evening focused on Christian thinking in a secular society. We welcome best-selling author and commentator Eric Metaxas, a supporter of Christian education, as our keynote speaker for this event.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Grand Ballroom, Greenville Convention Center

6:00 – VIP Reception

6:45 – Doors Open

7:00 – Dinner & Program

8:30 – Closing

ABOUT ERSKINE

Founded in 1839, Erskine College is a Christian liberal arts institution which holds the distinction of being the first four-year church-related college in South Carolina. The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person.

ABOUT ERIC METAXAS

Eric Metaxas is a New York Times #1 best-selling author, renowned commentator, and nationally syndicated radio show host. In an eclectic career spanning three decades, he has written multiple books, including Is Atheism Dead (2021), Miracles (2014), children’s books, biographies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther, and William Wilberforce, and his own memoir, Fish out of Water. He hosts the Eric Metaxas Radio Show and is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, which is a series of discussions on “life, God, and other small topics.” His op-ed, “Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God,” published in the Wall Street Journal in 2014, has garnered more than 600,000 Facebook shares and more than 9,250 comments, making it, unofficially, the most popular article in Wall Street Journal history.

Learn more at ericmetaxas.com

For information about sponsoring or attending this event, please contact Beth Boyd at boyd@erskine.edu or by calling (864) 379-6502.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

For the convenience of guests wishing to stay overnight, host hotels for this event are Hyatt Regency – Greenville and Hampton Inn – Haywood. Please see below for more information or to make reservations. 

Hampton Inn – Haywood 

Group Name: Garnet Gold Forum 

Group Code: GGF 

Hotel Main: (864) 516-2400 

Group Cut-Off Date: April 22, 2022 

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to arrival date  

Information/Reservations

Hyatt Regency – Greenville 

220 North Main Street 

Greenville, South Carolina 29601 United States 

Event Name: Erskine Garnet & Gold Forum

Phone: (864) 235-1234 

Group Cut-Off Date: April 25, 2022

Information/Reservations 

GARNET & GOLD FORUM SPONSORS

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors

GARNET AND GOLD SPONSOR:

EBENEZER ERSKINE SPONSOR:

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J.I. MCCAIN:

Sonrise Farm & Garden
Brownlee Family
Anonymous

EVENT SPONSORSHIP  LEVELS & BENEFITS

Garnet and Gold Sponsor

Prime Seating at two tables (one table of 6 plus speaker and guest, one table of 8). Private Reception with speaker preceding dinner for Garnet and Gold Sponsor and all the sponsor’s guests. Sponsor logo displayed on each table. Sponsor logo used on all event advertisements. Recognition in program, at the dinner, and on the Erskine College website.

SOLD 

Ebenezer Erskine Sponsor

Prime Seating at two tables (8 seats each). Four guests at a semi-private dinner with speaker the evening prior to the event.  Private Reception with speaker preceding dinner for Ebenezer Erskine Sponsor and all the sponsor’s guests. Sponsor logo displayed on each table. Sponsor logo used on all event advertisements. Recognition in program, at the dinner, and on the Erskine College website.

Ebenezer Erskine was a courageous pastor and one of the founders of the Associate Presbytery in Scotland in the 18th century. Erskine College and Seminary were named for him.

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E.E. Pressly

Prime Seating at two tables (8 seats each). Private Reception with speaker preceding dinner for E.E. Pressly Sponsor and 7 additional guests (8 attendees total). Sponsor logo displayed on each table. Sponsor logo used on all event advertisements. Recognition in program, at the dinner, and on the Erskine College website. Multiple E.E. Pressly Sponsorships available ($7,500).

Ebenezer Erskine Pressly served as the first president of Erskine from 1839-1847, served as a professor, and served simultaneously as pastor of the Due West Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

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W.M. Grier

Prime Seating at two tables (8 seats each). Private Reception with speaker preceding dinner for W.M. Grier Sponsor and 5 additional guests (6 attendees total). Sponsor logo displayed on each table. Sponsor logo used on all event advertisements. Recognition in program, at the dinner, and on the Erskine College website. Multiple W.M. Grier Sponsorships available ($5,000).

William Moffatt Grier, president of Erskine College from 1871-1899, was widely known for his brilliant mind, innovative educational leadership, and his efforts at reconciliation in the aftermath of the Civil War. The Grier monument on the Erskine campus is reputed to be the first statue erected in honor of an educator in the South.

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J.M. Lesesne

Preferred Seating at up to two tables (8 seats each). Private Reception with speaker preceding dinner for J.M. Lesesne Sponsor and 3 additional guests (4 attendees total) Sponsor logo displayed on each table. Recognition (text, no logo) in program, at the dinner, and on the Erskine College website. Multiple J.M. Lesesne Sponsorships available ($3,500).

A noted historian, Dr. Joab Mauldin Lesesne was the first president of Erskine College and Seminary to hold a Ph.D. and the first president to have a majority-Ph.D. faculty. He served as president from 1954-1966.

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J.I. McCain

Preferred Seating at one table (8 seats). Private Reception with speaker preceding dinner for J.I. McCain Sponsor and 1 additional guest (2 attendees total). Sponsor logo displayed on each table. Recognition (text, no logo) in program, at the dinner, and on the Erskine College website. Multiple J.I. McCain Sponsorships available ($2,500).

J.I. McCain, who taught at Erskine from 1882 to 1930, was the first member of the faculty to hold a Ph.D. The library on the campus is named for him.

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Enoch Agnew Table

Full Table (seats 8). General Admission seating behind sponsors and VIP seating ($1,800).

Enoch Agnew was the first graduate of Erskine College and later became a physician.

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Private Reception and Dinner

Meet Eric Metaxas at a small reception preceding dinner (this is a great photo and autograph opportunity). Seating behind sponsors during dinner ($250 per person).

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Individual Dinner Program

General Admission and seating behind sponsors and VIP seating ($150). Limited availability.

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Erskine College is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. A portion of your sponsorship may be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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