Keynote Speaker: 

Shawn Carney | President & CEO of 40 Days for Life

Shawn began as a volunteer in the pro-life movement while still in college. During this time, he helped lead the first-ever local 40 Days for Life campaign. After graduating from college, Shawn was asked to serve as the executive director of the Coalition for Life, a local pro-life organization in Texas, made up of more than 60 churches. From its beginning, Shawn has been instrumental in growing 40 Days for Life nationally and then internationally.

Shawn is a regular media spokesperson, and his work has been featured on hundreds of outlets, including Fox News, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Drudge Report, The Guardian, USA Today, and Christian media including The Christian Post, National Catholic Register, Sirius XM Catholic Radio, EWTN Radio, and Focus on the Family.

Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done … Imagine What He Can Do and wrote the bestselling books The Beginning of the End of Abortion and To the Heart of the Matter. Shawn lives in Texas with his wife and eight children.

Additional Speakers: 

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Dr. Joe Pojman | Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director

Dr. Pojman is the founder and executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, a non-partisan, non-sectarian, pro-life organization committed to protecting innocent human beings from conception until natural death. He has lobbied for pro-life issues in the state Capitol for more than 33 years, and under his and the TAL board’s direction, Texas Alliance for Life has helped bring into law many major pro-life bills, including the parental notice and consent laws, the Prenatal Protection (personhood) Act, the Woman’s Right to Know bill, the Sonogram Law, the Choose Life license plate bill, defunding Planned Parenthood, the 20-week ban and safety regulations in House Bill 2, protecting women from sex trafficking at abortion facilities, the Alternative to Abortion program, and many others.

You’ll be in good company! Last year numerous elected officials attended the Texas Alliance for Life Annual Benefit Dinner.

Our continued pro-life success depends on our Annual Benefit Dinner. 

Leadership Circle members receive a complimentary table for 10 as part of their membership. If you are reserving your complimentary table, be sure to tell us the names of your 10 dinner guests, including yourself. The deadline to reserve your table and submit your dinner guest list is Monday, September 20.  

Sustaining Members at the Champion ($50/month) and Advocate ($25/month) levels receive two complimentary seats.

We’ve put together some valuable information on filling your table, along with some shareable invites you can use to email or text an invite. Click here to read more! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Additionally, we offer sponsorship opportunities for your company! Would you mind reading all the ways we can partner together to support the cause of life and promote your business?


1. Platinum Table — $8,000

  • This table-level is complimentary with a Governor-level Leadership Circle membership.
  • Includes VIP reception,
  • Seating for 10,
  • Highest priority seating,
  • Valet,
  • Optional wine service.

2. Gold Table — $4000

  • This table-level is complimentary with a Lieutenant Governor level Leadership Circle membership.
  • Includes VIP reception,
  • Seating for 10,
  • Priority seating,
  • Valet,
  • Optional wine service.

3. Silver Table — $2000

  • This table-level is complimentary with a Senator-level Leadership Circle membership.
  • Includes VIP reception,
  • Seating for 10,
  • Priority seating,
  • Optional wine service.

4. Bronze Table — $1000

  • This table-level is complimentary with a Representative level Leadership Circle membership.
  • Includes two tickets for the VIP reception,
  • Seating for 10.

5. Individual Ticket — $100 

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Hilton Austin
500 E. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701


  • Valet — $25
  • Self-parking in the hotel garage — complimentary
  • Self-parking at the garage on 5th and Red River — $8
  • Parking on the street around the hotel is limited


  • 4:30 – 6:30 PM — Registration
  • 5:15 – 6:15 PM — VIP Reception (ticket required)
  • 6:30 – 8:30 PM — Dinner & Program

Questions? Please email us!
Or call 512.477.1244.