MSU Billings Foundation Announces ‘An Evening with Henry Winkler’

Contacts: Shannon Behounek, MSU Billings Foundation, 406-657-1626

Henry WinklerThe Montana State University Billings Foundation is pleased to announce actor, author, director and producer Henry Winkler as the keynote speaker at the third annual “An Evening with…” fall fundraiser. The dinner event will occur on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Billings. The Foundation is excited to have Mr. Winkler join us as this tradition continues and builds.

Henry Winkler’s portrayal of “The Fonz” for 10 seasons on Happy Days (1974-1984) made him one of the most recognized actors in the world, winning two consecutive Golden Globe Awards and three Emmy nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the leather jacket the character wore has hung in The Smithsonian since 1980. He has continued acting on film, television, and stage. Winkler began writing a series of children’s novels in 2003. The books are inspired by Winkler’s struggle throughout his education due to his learning challenges and have appeared on several best seller lists including The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. Behind the scenes, Winkler has also made his mark as a producer and director, producing over 20 television series and specials. Winkler has used his fame to help others, particularly children, and serves on numerous national charities.

Tickets for the dinner event are $100 per person. Individuals who choose to join the MSUB Foundation Chancellor’s Circle with a $1,000 tax-deductible gift will have the opportunity to meet and be photographed with Winkler. Seating is limited. Contact Shannon at 406-657-1626 to join the Chancellor’s Circle or purchase tickets.

The event also honors the 2016 class of the MSUB College of Business Montana Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is designed to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of Montana business leaders who have enhanced the state’s business climate and made significant contributions to their communities. Nominations must be submitted by May 1 for consideration. More information on the hall of fame can be found at