2017 Founder's Weekend Activities

2017 Bennie and Candle Award Honorees

Bennie Achievement Award

Bennie Service Award for Excellence is Religion

Jonathan Walton, '96

Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in The Memorial Church
Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School


Candle in Business and Law

Bennie Leadership Award for Excellence in Business

Theodore Colbert III, '96

Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President



Candle Award in Arts and Entertainment

Tyler Perry

Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director,
Screenwriter, Playwright, Author, Songwriter


Candle Award in Music, Business, and Entertainment

Jon Platt

Chairman & CEO
Warner/Chappell Music


Candle Award In Philanthropy, Arts and Entertainment 

Usher Raymond

Humanitarian, Singer, Songwriter, Actor