Our 2022 Proudly Pro-Life Gala 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 join us as an event patron or event underwriter. Individual patron and ticket reservations are also available.
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.
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.
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.
2022 Proudly Pro-Life Gala Chair Couple: Kurt & Susan Crosby
Committee members include Kathleen Benfield, Christopher Chin, Jerry Christopher, Benjamin Clapper, Sandy Cunningham, Anne Dardis, Arthur Dupré, Carlton Guillot, Mike and Dana Hammer, Kathleen Harrison, Colleen Ingraffia, Peg Kenny, Judy Legett Martin, Karen McGoey, Stacy Pellerin, Judy Quinilty, Sharon Rodi, Alexandra Seghers, Angie Thomas, Theresa Truxillo, Robert Winn, and Sarah Zagorski.
Lifesaver Patron: $25,000
Champion of Life Patron: $15,000
Defender of Life Patron: $10,000
Lover of Life Patron: $5,000
Friend of Life Patron: $2,500
Life Patron: $1,500
Individual Patron Supporter: $250
Presenting Sponsor: $50,000
Patron Party Sponsor: $12,500
Clergy/Pastor Sponsor: $6,000
Bar Sponsor (2 available): $1,000