2022 New Orleans Proudly Pro-Life Gala

January 15, 2022
7 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

2022 Proudly Pro-Life Gala

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR 2022 GALA! IT WAS A WONDERFUL EVENING CELEBRATING LIFE AND ADOPTION!

Proudly Pro Life Gala, Presented by Kurt and Susan Crosby

2022 Honoree: Senator Katrina Jackson
2022 Speakers: Alex & Stephen Kendrick
2022 Patrons
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Our 2022 Proudly Pro-Life Gala, Presented by Kurt and Susan Crosby, will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. We missed seeing you at our 2021 Gala, but we were so grateful for the outpouring of support we received for our virtual event at WLAE. We look forward to coming back together in 2022 and celebrating life and the gift of adoption at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans!

Since 1970, Louisiana and New Orleans Right to Life have worked through education, legislation, activism, and service to restore the right to life in Louisiana by opposing abortion, euthanasia, and other life destroying actions. Our statewide efforts have results  in generations of lives saved and Louisiana becoming the most pro-life state in America. With your help, we have consistently educated and built up the culture of life, empowering young people with the truth about life issues.

Our 2022 Proudly Pro-Life Honoree will be State Senator Katrina Jackson, a courageous leader for life in Louisiana and throughout the U.S.

Our keynote speakers with be brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, creators of many award-winning Christian films, including Fireproof, Overcomer, War Room, and Courageous. At the Proudly Pro-Life Gala, they will be sharing a special sneak peek of their next film. Based on an inspiring real-life Louisiana adoption story, the movie takes you on an amazing journey of adoption and the value of every life.

Please Note: The Gala must follow all state and local COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the event.  Currently, this means that you must show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the event.  Please call us with more questions at 504-835-6520 for more information.

Did you miss the 2021 Virtual Gala? Click here to watch!


2022 Proudly Pro-Life Award Winner
State Senator Katrina Jackson

Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe), is the 2022 Proudly Pro-Life Award recipient. Senator Jackson is a strong pro-life advocate both in the State Capitol and around the United States and has worked closely with Louisiana Right to Life for many years.

Before being elected to the Senate, she was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2012-20. During her time in the House she fought side by side with Louisiana Right to Life on several bills, including the 2014 Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, which passed both Houses overwhelmingly but was tied up in federal court before finally reaching the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019. The Court ruled against the constitutionality of the Louisiana law in 2020. Jackson was author of that bill.

In 2019 then Rep. Jackson authored another bill that would become the Love Life Constitutional Amendment, which was put on the Louisiana ballot in 2020. This amendment to the Louisiana Constitution received more votes than any candidate or ballot measure in Louisiana history, and Sen. Jackson was a huge part of its success. Not only did she author the bill and see that it was placed on the ballot, she promoted it throughout the state prior to the election.


2022 Proudly Pro-Life Keynote Speakers
Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick

The Kendrick brothers, Alex and Stephen, are award-winning American filmmakers of movies such as Fireproof, Overcomer, War Room, and Courageous. Alex and Stephen are followers of Jesus Christ who are pro-life and have a passion to tell stories of hope and redemption.  At the Proudly Pro-Life Gala, they will be sharing a special sneak peek of their next film. Based on an inspiring real-life Louisiana adoption story, the movie takes you on an amazing journey of adoption and the value of every life.

Alex, a writer and director, is a co-writer for the screenplays and books, and he’s the director and editor for Kendrick Brothers’ films. Alex has spoken to churches, universities, conferences, and businesses all across America and in other countries. He has been featured on FOX News, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and CBS Evening News and in Time Magazine and many other media outlets. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and attended seminary before being ordained into ministry.

Alex and his wife, Christina, live in Albany, Ga., with their six children. They are active members of Sherwood Church in Albany.

Stephen, a writer and producer, is a co-writer for the screenplays and books and the producer for Kendrick Brothers’ films.  Stephen has spoken to churches, conferences, and seminars around the nation, and has been interviewed by FOX and Friends, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, The Washington Post, and other media outlets. He is a co-founder and board member of the Fatherhood Commission. He graduated from Kennesaw State University and attended seminary before being ordained into ministry.

Stephen and his wife, Jill, live in Albany, Ga., with their six children. They are active members of Sherwood Church in Albany.


Emcee

Peggy Scott Laborde, senior producer with WYES-TV, will serve as emcee for the Gala. Laborde is an Emmy award-winning producer and the host/producer of Steppin’ Out, New Orleans’ only weekly arts and entertainment discussion program, now in its 35th season on WYES-TV (PBS affiliate) in New Orleans. She is a charter board member of the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival and served as its president for a total of 14 years. She is also the co-author of five books and has produced more than 30 documentaries focusing on the food, culture and more recent history of New Orleans.


Gala Committee

2022 Proudly Pro-Life Gala Chair Couple: Kurt and Susan Crosby

Committee members include Kathleen Benfield, TJ Burgess, Benjamin Clapper, Jerry Christopher, Jr, Kurt and Susan Crosby, Sandy Cunningham, Anne Dardis, Jeff & Leigh Director, Arthur Dupré, Carlton Guillot, Mike & Dana Hammer, Kathleen Harrison, Colleen Ingraffia, Peg Kenny, Judy Legett Martin, Karen McGoey, Judy Quinilty, Sharon Rodi, Isabel Schneller, Angie Thomas, and Theresa Truxillo.


2022 Patrons

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Kurt and Susan Crosby

DEFENDER OF LIFE PATRONS: Joe and Sue Ellen Canizaro; The Hammer Family; Whitman Family Foundation

LOVER OF LIFE PATRONS: Gayle Benson; J. Edgar Monroe Foundation; Phyllis Taylor

FRIEND OF LIFE PATRONS: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D.; Community Center for Life Westbank Pregnancy Center; Roy and Gail Daigle; Louisiana State Council Knights of Columbus; U.S. Sen. John Kennedy; Attorney General Jeff Landry; Bob and Judy Legett Martin; Shawn and Kenta Paretti; Anthony Pastor; The Edward L. Rispone Family Foundation; Greg and Paige Roussel; St. Elizabeth Foundation; Bob and Norris Williams; Kenneth and Cathleen Wood

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR: Al and Liz Copeland

AV SCREEN SPONSOR: The Ruth Institute

LIFE PATRONS: Rod and Linda Abele; Drs. Louis and Lauren Barfield; John and Deborah Blancher; Catholic Charities Pregnancy Services; Jerry and Babs Christopher; Bob and Lynn Clapper; Dan and Celie Clark; Robert and Lauren Clark; Rev. Gary Copping; Dr. Joe and Kay Crapanzano; Jack and Anne Dardis; Democrats for Life of America Education Fund; Don and Marge Garvey; Giving Hope; Dr. James and Mrs. Kathleen Godchaux; Davonté Glenn Cortes Jeanmarie; Jack and Cindy Jensen; John Paul Lorio Family; Patrick and Laura Mansfield; Northshore Senators Sharon Hewitt and Beth Mizell and Representatives Mary DuBuisson, Larry Frieman, Richard Nelson, and Malinda White; Pearls of Wisdom; Jim and Stacy Pellerin; Mark and Sharon Rodi; Stan and Judy Salathe; St. Angela Merici Church; St. Catherine of Siena Church; St. Clement of Rome Church; St. Francis Xavier Church; St. Piux X Church; St. Tammany Right to Life; Gordon and Ann Stevens; Team Tangie, Inc Realtors; Southshore Senator Kirk Talbot and Representatives Stephanie Hilferty, John Illg, Polly Thomas, and Debbie Villio; Earl and Carolyn Weiser; Weimer Congemi Foundation; George and Ida Zimmer

BAR SPONSOR: Ralph and Patricia Cox; Richard and Anna Lea; Shannon Simons, DDS

INDIVIDUAL PATRONS: Brian and Virginia Almon; Barataria Dental; Mary Jane Becker; Glenn and Kathleen Benfield; Phil and NooNee Brooks; Ralph and Linda Capitelli; Rev. Robert Cavalier; Climate Solutions Air Conditioning and Heating, LLC; St. Tammany Parish President Mike and Catherine Cooper; Stan and Isabel Cowley; The Burt A. Daigle Family; Kristin Fary; Louis and Brenda Frey; Carlton and Carlys Guillot; Dr. Kim and Bonnie Hardey; Jim Hebert and Jo-Ann Testa-Hebert; Dr. Michael and Patricia Helm; Colleen Ingraffia; Thomas and Constance Kitchen; John and Ann Koerner; O.J. and Sandy LaCour; Willie Marque; King and Karen McGoey; Pat McIntyre; Alma McNamara; Sen. Barry Milligan; Tom and Margaret Murphy; Jane H. Nalty; Michael and Kelley Olinde; Bob and Judy Quinilty; Peter and Marilyn Quirk; Eddie and Patty Rice; Elaine Ridgley; Kevin and Marie Russ; Anthony and Isabel Schneller; Joaquin and Lauren Shepherd; Lloyd and Jan Tate; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Toomy; Robert and Maria Winn; Woman’s New Life Clinic; State Representative Mark Wright; Bill and Dottie Zimmermann


PARKING

  • We have a special valet parking rate of $18 per vehicle at the Hyatt Regency. The Hyatt informs us that it is available on a first-come, first served.
  • If the valet parking runs out, please note that there are two self-park garages attached to the hotel. Click here to see a map for locations.
  • Please note that the Hyatt is no longer accepting cash payment for any services, including the valet, only Credit/Debit.
  • You can also use Uber or Lyft to get back and forth to the Gala.

Patron, Ticket, and Underwriting Levels

Lifesaver Patron: $25,000

  • Includes 30 reservations to the Proudly Pro-Life Patron Party, Dinner and After Party
  • Listing in the Gala invitation and program
  • Table signage, acknowledgement on the website and special recognition in The Luminary newsletter
  • VIP Event
  • Free valet parking

Champion of Life Patron: $15,000

  • Includes 20 reservations to the Proudly Pro-Life Patron Party, Dinner and After Party
  • Listing in the Gala invitation and program
  • Table signage, acknowledgement on the website and special recognition in The Luminary newsletter
  • VIP Event

Defender of Life Patron: $10,000

  • Includes 20 reservations to the Proudly Pro-Life Patron Party, Dinner and After Party
  • Listing in the Gala invitation and program
  • Table signage and acknowledgement on the website
  • VIP Event

Lover of Life Patron: $5,000

  • Includes 10 reservations to the Proudly Pro-Life Patron Party, Dinner and After Party
  • Listing in the Gala invitation and program
  • Table signage and acknowledgement on the website
  • VIP Event

    Friend of Life Patron: $2,500

    • Includes 10 reservations to the Proudly Pro-Life Patron Party, Dinner and After Party
    • Listing in the Gala invitation and program
    • Table signage

    Life Patron: $1,500

    • Includes 10 reservations to the Proudly Pro-Life Patron Party, Dinner and After Party
    • Listing in the Gala invitation and program

    Individual Patron Supporter: $250

    • Includes the Proudly Pro-Life Patron Party, Dinner and After Party
    • Listing in the Gala invitation and program

    Individual Ticket: $150

    Underwriting Opportunities

    Patron Party Sponsor: $12,500

    • Includes prominent name or business recognition at patron party cocktail hour, including name/logo on napkins
    • Includes 10 reservations to the Proudly Pro-Life Patron Party, Dinner and After Party
    • VIP Event

    Clergy/Pastor Sponsor: $6,000

    • Includes 4 reservations for the donor and sponsorship of clergy/pastor guests
    • VIP Event

    Bar Sponsor SOLD OUT!

    • Includes prominent name or business name recognition at one of the bars

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