The Texas Alliance for Life Annual Benefit Dinner, on October 20, 2018, was the best ever — with donations raised in excess of $400,000! We celebrated 30 years as an organization with more than 1,300 pro-life leaders, partners, advocates, and supporters from across Texas. Numerous elected officials were present to share the message of hope and the celebration of life.
State Representative Cindy Burkett set the tone for the evening as she emceed the program with warmth and enthusiasm. Cindy, we are grateful for all you did to make our event the success it was and we also want to express our gratitude for all you’ve done to support the pro-life movement during your time in office.
Keynote: Katy Talento
We had the honor of hearing from our keynote, Katy Talento, Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy. We celebrate with Katy the fact that our movement, the greatest civil rights movement in history, is winning ground. Younger and younger people are joining the ranks of pro-life freedom fighters. We stand in solidarity together as we stand for and with each pregnant mom in crisis, who longs to discover there is a better choice than abortion. And we are not done winning, we’ve only just begun. (Click here to listen to Katy’s message)
Funding the Future
The talented Abby Johnson, founder of And Then There Were None, highlighted Texas Alliance for Life the most effective pro-life legislative group in the state of Texas, and in her opinion, the whole United States. Because of the work Texas Alliance for Life has done in the past 30 years, 40,000 babies lives have been saved. When you implement 24-hour waiting periods for women, when you get parents involved and implement parental notification, when Planned Parenthood clinics are forced to close, when ultrasound images are offered — babies lives are saved. Our giving makes these things possible. Abby challenged us to support TAL and the pro-life cause not just generously, but sacrificially — to go without, so that women, children, and families in Texas can go with. (Click here to listen to Abby’s message) & if you’d like to make a donation click here.
Board Members and Elected Officials
To all of our board members and elected officials present at the banquet — thank you for all you do to support our organization and tirelessly fight for life.
And to each of you, thank you for being a part of our special evening!
To all who attended as invited guests, we are so grateful you could join us! And to all who contributed in any capacity — through contributions, hosting a table or volunteering; thank you for doing your part to make our annual benefit dinner the true celebration of life it was!
Below are just a few more photos from the banquet. Check out our Facebook page to see more pictures from the evening and click here to listen to the TAL update shared at the dinner, by Dr. Joe Pojman, TAL’s Executive Director.