Annual Legacy Dinner & Auction
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BCSEF proudly announces our 2019 Legacy Dinner & Auction Guest – Former U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy
Trey Gowdy was born in Greenville, South Carolina and grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is the son of Hal and Novalene Gowdy and has three sisters: Laura, Caroline, and Elizabeth.
He graduated Spartanburg High School in 1982, Baylor University in 1986, with a degree in history, and the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989, where he was a member of the scholastic honor society “Order of the Wig and Robe.”
After law school he clerked for a judge on the South Carolina Court of Appeals and then for a United States District Court trial judge.
From 1994-2000, as a federal prosecutor, Trey prosecuted the full range of federal crimes including narcotics trafficking, bank robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, child pornography cases, and the murder of a federal witness. He was awarded the Postal Inspector’s Award for the successful prosecution of J. Mark Allen, one of “America’s Most Wanted” suspects. He also received the highest performance rating a federal prosecutor can receive – two years in a row.
In 2000, he left the U.S. Attorney’s office to run for 7th Circuit Solicitor (District Attorney) in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. As 7th Circuit Solicitor, Trey led an office of 25 attorneys and 65 total employees. He started a Violence Against Women Task Force, a Worthless Check Program, enhanced and expanded Drug Court, and implemented a Drug Mother Protocol designed to assist expectant mothers break the cycle of addiction.
He has been recognized statewide for his commitment to victim’s rights and drunken driving enforcement and nationally for excellence in death penalty prosecutions.
In 2010, he ran for congress to represent the 4th Congressional District (Greenville and Spartanburg Counties). While in congress he served on the Judiciary Committee, Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Intelligence Committee, Education and the Workforce Committee and Ethics Committee. He was also chosen to chair a Select Committee on the events occurring in Libya on September 11-12, 2012.
While in congress he actively participated in numerous congressional investigations, sponsored bills signed into law, and had deep and meaningful relationships with scores of colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
After four terms in congress, he announced he would not seek re-election in 2018 and would leave public service for good; thus ending his career with a flawless record in the courtroom and undefeated in political races. In January of 2019, he returned to his beloved South Carolina to practice law, teach classes with his close friend Senator Tim Scott, and speak on legal issues he considers important to our country.
Trey is married to Terri Dillard Gowdy, a first-grade school teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina. They have two children: Watson, who graduated Clemson University (2015) and Washington and Lee School of Law (2018) and Abigail, who graduated the University of South Carolina (2018) and will be attending law school. The Gowdy family also includes three dogs: Jury, Bailiff and Dallas.
** For questions or Sponsorship opportunities, please call Jodee at (406) 591-0959 or Ross at (406) 670-8282 or email LegacyDinnerBCS@gmail.com.
EVENT SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS
Platinum – (SOLD) Prime seating at 2 tables (1 table of 8 plus Trey Gowdy and his guest and 1 table of 10). Private Reception with Trey Gowdy preceding main event for Platinum Sponsor and all of sponsor’s guests. Recognition in program, at event, and on BCS and BCSEF websites. Display space for sponsor banner. Sponsor logo used on all event advertisements. Event sponsors featured on electronic sign at BCS in March. *Only One Platinum Sponsorship is Available
Gold – Prime seating at 2 tables (10 seats each). Private Reception with Trey Gowdy preceding main event for Gold Sponsor and all of sponsor’s guests. Recognition in program, at event, and on BCS and BCSEF websites. Display space for sponsor banner. Sponsor logo used on all event advertisements. Event sponsors featured on electronic sign at BCS in March.
Silver – Preferred Seating at up to 2 tables (10 seats each). Private Reception with Trey Gowdy preceding main event for Silver Sponsor and 3 additional guests (4 attendees total). Recognition in program, at event, and on BCS and BCSEF websites. Event sponsors featured on electronic sign at BCS in March.
Bronze – Preferred Seating at 1 table (10 seats). Private Reception with Trey Gowdy preceding main event for Bronze Sponsor and guest (2 attendees total). Recognition in program, at event, and on BCS and BCSEF websites. Event sponsors featured on electronic sign at BCS in March.
Individual Table: Purchase your table HERE! Full Table (seats 10) $800, Half Table (seats 5) $450. Seating will be assigned according to date of payment and behind Event Sponsors.
Tuesday, March 26th 2019
Red Lion Hotel Convention Center – 5500 Midland Rd, Billings, MT 59102
- 5:30 – Doors Open / Silent Auction Bidding
- 6:25 – Dinner
- 7:45 – Trey Gowdy
- 8:30 – Closing
Billings Christian School Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. A portion of your sponsorship is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
All proceeds from this event benefit students at Billings Christian School
Previous Legacy Dinner Speakers:
2017 Steven Curtis Chapman
2016 Kirk Cameron
2015 Franklin Graham (Evangelist)
2014 Jay Sekulow (Chief Council for the American Center for Law & Justice, ACLJ)
2013 Jase & Missy Robertson of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” (a special event)
2013 Andy Andrews (inspirational speaker & comedian)
2012 Tim Tebow (NFL QB & Philanthropist)
2011 Frank Reich (former NFL QB & former QB coach for Payton Manning)
2009 Michael Franzese (former mob boss)
2008 Mike Huckabee
2007 Andy Andrews (inspirational speaker & comedian)
2006 Michael Reagan (radio commentator & son of President Ronald Reagan)
2005 Lt. Col. Oliver North
2004 Kurt Warner (NFL QB & Superbowl Champion)
2003 A.C. Green (former NBA player)
2002 Dave Dravecky (former professional pitcher and cancer survivor)