2011 Fundraising Banquet: Answer the Call

Trinity College of Florida invites you on Thursday, May 12, 2011 to its annual fundraising banquet:  Answer the Call.  This event will be held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida.  Back by demand is keynote speaker, Richard A. Swenson, M.D.  Join supporters, friends, and alumni of Trinity College of Florida in the Audubon Ballroom at 6:30pm (social), 7:00pm (dinner) for an evening of connection, community, and celebration. 

RSVPs, Ticket Requests, & Sponsorships

RSVPs, ticket requests, and sponsorship opportunities can be purchased online or made by contacting the Office of Advancement at  727.569.1401 or bskinner@trinitycollege.edu  A limited number of table sponsorships are available at the following levels:  


Location: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, Florida, USA 33607

Room Reservations

A special discount room rate of $149 per night is available for guests wishing to stay at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.  Reservations can be made online via the Reservations Link or by calling the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay and requesting the Trinity College of Florida Event Discount (813) 874-1234.  Reservations must be made by Friday, April 13th to receive the special rate. 

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Keynote Speaker

Richard A. Swenson, M.D., is a physician-futurist, best-selling author, and award-winning educator. He received his B.S. in physics from Denison University and his M.D. from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. Following five years of private practice, in 1982 Dr. Swenson accepted a teaching position as Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Wisconsin Medical School-Department of Family Medicine where he taught for fifteen years. As a physician, his current focus is cultural medicine, researching the intersection of health and culture. As a futurist, his emphasis is fourfold: the future of the world system, western culture, faith, and healthcare.

Dr. Swenson has traveled to over fifty countries, including a year of study in Europe and medical work in developing countries. His emphasis in medicine and futurism is both global and broadly integrative. He has presented widely, including national and international settings, to a wide variety of career, professional, educational, medical, governmental, and management groups, most major church denominations, members of the United Nations, NASA, Congress, and the Pentagon.


Located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, Trinity College of Florida, has been known for over seventy-five years for the very best in Christian higher education. Named Best Buy in private colleges and universities in the continental U.S. by Consumers Digest Magazine, Trinity College of Florida remains a premier institution for students seeking four and two year degrees. The College’s preparation involves state-of-the-art classroom training, career advancement, community service, internships, and personal support from fellow students, faculty, and staff. With alumni serving around the world in the areas of ministry, economic relief, business, education, government, human services, and communications, Trinity College of Florida is committed to impacting humanity.


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