One of the premier charity events in Tennessee, The Phoenix Ball is a black tie gala benefiting Cumberland University that is attended by hundreds of prominent Middle Tennesseans and their guests and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for scholarships and other programs of the University. The thirty-third annual Phoenix Ball was held Saturday, June 4, 2016. This year's Patrons' Party is set for Thursday, August 11 at The Historic Arcade on the Lebanon square.
Cumberland University is a private, contemporary liberal arts institution in Lebanon, Tennessee. Founded in 1842, the University has an exceptional academic program steeped in the liberal arts and offers athletic teams who regularly compete for conference and national championships. While Cumberland has a distinguished past, it is focused on the future and on educating the next generation of leaders.