Former Auburn Athletics Director and three former quarterbacks featured at Women’s Philanthropy Board event

Published: September 11, 2018
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Tickets are currently available for the 2018 Women’s Philanthropy Board Fall Colloquium and Luncheon, featuring Auburn Athletics Director Emeritus David Housel and former Auburn quarterbacks Randy Campbell, Stan White and Ben Leard, on Friday, Oct. 12, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

Housel, a 1969 Auburn alumnus, will serve as the luncheon keynote speaker, presenting, “Looking at Life, Auburn, and One Another as seen from The Backbooth at Chappy’s,” and will focus on musings inspired from his essays shared through his popular Facebook page, The Backbooth at Chappy’s.

In Housel’s time as athletics director, Auburn won eight national championships, more than 30 SEC titles, had its highest graduation rates ever and finished every year financially in the black, one of a very few athletic departments in the country to do so at that time. He is the author of six books, including the “Auburn University Football Vault,” “Saturdays to Remember” and “From the Desk of David Housel, a Collection of Auburn Stories.”

The morning colloquium, “Be the Quarterback of Your Financial Future,” will feature Campbell, White and Leard who work in the financial services and insurance industries.

Campbell played quarterback from 1981-83 and led the Tigers to a 1983 SEC Championship. He is owner and managing partner of Campbell Wealth Management, comprehensive wealth management firm.

White played quarterback from 1990-93, where he led his team to a perfect 11-0 season his final year. He now serves as the radio color commentator for Auburn Football, hosts several sports talk radio shows and is the owner of a State Farm Insurance and Financial Service Agency.

Leard played quarterback from 1998-2000 and is considered one of the top 10 quarterbacks in Auburn history. He currently serves as senior vice president of J. Smith Lanier & Co.

Following the colloquium, attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A session and photo opportunity with Campbell, White and Leard. A networking coffee and WPB Corporate and Business Partner showcase will begin at 9 a.m., with the colloquium beginning at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon will begin at noon.

Because of construction in the hotel parking lot, attendees are asked to arrive early or park off-site. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

Individual, open-seating reservations for the luncheon are $65 and a platinum pair of reservations is available for $250. Reserved sponsorship tables of 10 seats are available in the following price structure: Gold Table, $800; Platinum Table, $1,200; and Diamond Table, $1,500. Reservations and sponsorships may be purchased by visiting www.carycenter.auburn.edu/wpb

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The Women’s Philanthropy Board, or WPB, is the flagship division of the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, an academic center in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences. In addition to hosting educational outreach programs, WPB sponsors mentoring initiatives for Auburn students and practices collective philanthropy by supporting scholarships and philanthropic impact grants. Since its establishment in 2002, WPB has provided more than $700,000 to support student scholarships, faculty and programs in the College of Human Sciences. WPB is funded through the generous support of more than 200 individuals and corporate and business partners. WPB’s 2018-19 educational programs are sponsored by Alabama Power.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 29,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn's commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact. Auburn's mission to educate, discover and collaborate drives its expanding impact on the world.