The Brook Hill School’s




Monday, October 10, 2022

Honoring Founder, Steve Dement


Pre-Event Hors d’oeuvres Reception
5:15 pm
American Freedom Museum

(Separate Ticketed Event)

Keynote Address
Featuring Guest Speaker, Dr. Ben Carson
6:00 pm

Dinner Begins

7:30 pm

Program Begins

Brook Hill Quadrangle




What is Founder’s Day?

Founder’s Day is a community-wide event where we celebrate why we’re grateful for what we have. This event also benefits The Brook Hill Fund which helps to bridge the gap between tuition and fees and the actual cost of the comprehensive, quality, Christ-centered, college preparatory education that our students receive.


sponsorship opportunities

This year we will be hosting our 15th Annual Founder’s Day! We hope you will join us in celebrating all that God has done at The Brook Hill School for the past 25 years!

Presenting Sponsor – $25,000
Founder’s Sponsor – $15,000
Keynote Sponsor – $10,000
Faculty / Staff Dinner Sponsor – $5,000
Guardian Sponsor – $2,500
Celebration Table Sponsor – $800


view SPONSORSHIP opportunities


To reserve your sponsorship or learn more, please contact Erika Honeycutt at 903-894-5000 or by email at [email protected] or you can click the link below to reserve your sponsorship online:



Past Honorees:

2008: Mr. Stephen Dement, Founder
2009: Mrs. Louise Ornelas and Mr. Joseph Z. Ornelas
2010: Mrs. Ginger Bell and Mr. Ben Lauderdale
2011: Mr. and Mrs. Sherif Sharawi
2012: Mr. and Mrs. David Lake
2013: Original Board of Trustees
2014: Mr. Clarence and Mrs. Corene Schwab
2015: Dr. Mark and Dr. Becky Jones
2016: Mr. and Mrs. Mike Clements
2017: Mr. and Mrs. Rod Fletcher
2018: Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Fritcher
2019: Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Young
2020: The Brook Hill Family
2021: Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Selden


Dr. Ben Carson


Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., is Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute, a new think tank / do tank whose mission is to promote the 4 founding principles which are cornerstones of our country: faith, liberty, community and life as well as pursue common sense solutions that challenge conventional groupthink.

He most recently served as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he assumed when he was just 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history. In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head. He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa.

Dr. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He is also a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and has been awarded over 70 honorary doctorate degrees. Dr. Carson authored nine books, four of which he co-wrote with his wife Candy. The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership named him among “America’s Best Leaders” in 2008.

Dr. Carson and his wife co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Fund is currently operating in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and this year is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first awards ceremony. In honor of that, the organization has now awarded a total of more than 10,000 scholars, as well as more than $8 million in scholarships. Before the end of this year the Carson Scholars will have installed more than 250 Ben Carson Reading Rooms around the country.

Born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education. He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He and his wife are the proud parents of three adult sons and eight grandchildren.



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