The Maddox Grand Atrium, completed in 2003, connects the Beaman Student Life Center and the Curb Event Center and is used for receptions, dinners and concerts. The Maddox Grand Atrium was a gift from the Maddox Foundation, founded by the late Dan and Margaret Maddox, which has given a total $5.5 million to Belmont University.
Dan Maddox was a respected businessman who established his career in the worlds of finance, oil and real estate development. Margaret Maddox shared her husband's reputation as a leader in business and in the community. Dan and Margaret Maddox died tragically in a boating accident in 1998 but their legacy of entrepreneurship and service lives on through the world of the Maddox Foundation. Maddox Hall, a residence hall for men at Belmont, is also named in honor of Dan and Margaret Maddox.