2020 Proudly Pro-Life Gala

January 18, 2020
Reception Hour at 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA


Join us for the 2020 Proudly Pro-Life Gala, a special evening to celebrate 50 years of the pro-life movement in Louisiana!  Scroll down to become a patron or purchase tickets.

Louisiana and New Orleans Right to Life were founded in 1970, three years before abortion was legalized in America.  In 2020, we will commemorate 50 years of defending life and helping mothers in New Orleans and across Louisiana.

This special event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown New Orleans (next to the Superdome) and will replace the traditional Proudly Pro-Life Dinner held in Kenner each January.  The event is sponsored by both Louisiana and New Orleans Right to Life.  Scroll down to the bottom for registration information!

2020 Proudly Pro-Life Honoree: Republican Whip Steve Scalise

Louisiana and New Orleans Right to Life are proud to honor Republican Whip Steve Scalise, Congressman for Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District, with the 2020 Proudly Pro-Life Award for his pro-life leadership and dedication throughout his public service.

Scalise served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1996 – 2008 and briefly in the Louisiana Senate. During his time in Baton Rouge, Scalise maintained a 100% pro-life voting record and assisted in the passage of many pro-life laws.

After being elected in 2008 to represent the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives, Scalise has been a vocal leader for the pro-life cause. After becoming the Majority Whip in 2014, Scalise orchestrated the passage of many pro-life bills through the House of Representatives. Recently, Scalise has passionately led the effort to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in Congress.

Scalise never runs from the defense of the pro-life mission. Through local and national media, Scalise passionately and articulately defends his pro-life action.

Congressman Scalise is appearing on this invitation only as an honored guest and is not soliciting funds on behalf of Louisiana and New Orleans Right to Life.

Special Guest Speaker: Kirk Cameron

We are excited to announce that our guest speaker for the evening will be actor and producer Kirk Cameron. Kirk has been a part of the national landscape since starring as Mike Seaver in the hit sitcom “Growing Pains,” which aired on ABC from 1985 to 1992. That role turned him into a cultural icon with his mullet hairstyle, cool sunglasses and wisecracking comebacks. Since then he’s appeared in and produced numerous television events and movies. Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, who met on the set of “Growing Pains,” have six children, four of whom are adopted. Kirk and Chelsea, who is adopted herself, are passionate pro-life and adoption advocates.

“I am excited to come to New Orleans to help celebrate Louisiana Right to Life’s 50th Anniversary,” Cameron said. “As adoptive parents, your mission and innovative methods move me and my wife, Chelsea, deeply. Thank you for what you are doing to promote the beauty of adoption and life in Louisiana and beyond!”

After-Party With the Peyton Falgoust Band

The Peyton Falgoust Band will headline our special 50th Anniversary Gala After-Party. When the dinner ends, hang around and dance the night away with us to celebrate life! The After-Party is optional, and attendance is included with any Gala tickets.

Our History: 50 Years of Defending Life

Abortion was illegal in Louisiana in 1970.  Alarmingly, a few other states had recently liberalized their abortion laws.  With this in mind, courageous men and women took up the cause of protecting life in Louisiana….

Read More About Louisiana & New Orleans Right to Life’s History In Our Gala Overview

Gala Committee

Gala Chair Couple, Mike and Dana Hammer

Chair Couple: Mike and Dana Hammer: Mike and Dana Hammer are proud to serve as the Chair Couple for the Proudly Pro-Life Gala. Mike and Dana have sponsored monthly pro-life luncheons for leaders in the New Orleans pro-life cause for years, and Dana founded the Advertise for Life Initiative at Louisiana Right to Life.  Mike is the Principal of Pontchartrain Capital LLC, an investment banking group.

Committee Members: Kathleen Benfield, Christopher Chin, Jerry Christopher, Benjamin Clapper, Sandy Cunningham, Anne Dardis, Arthur Dupré, Sheri Derbes, Carlton Guillot, Kathleen Harrison, Colleen Ingraffia, Peg Kenny, Lauren Lagarde, Judy Legett Martin, Karen McGoey, Stacy Pellerin, Judy Quinilty, Sharon Rodi, Alexandra Seghers, Theresa Truxillo, Robert Winn, and Micki Wypyszinski

Hotel and Parking

Hyatt Regency
Downtown New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113

  • Parking: Discounted valet parking of $16 per vehicle will be available at the Hyatt Regency, and other garages and on-street parking are available close by.
  • Hotel Rooms: A limited number of rooms are blocked at a special rate ($229 single; $254 double; $279 for three; $304 for four). Either click here to reserve a room, or call 504.561.1234 and use the code G-PPLC.

Patron and Ticket Levels

(All Patron Levels Include a Table of 10 Unless Otherwise Noted and Appropriate Listing in Event Invitations & Materials)

Lifesaver Patron: $25,000 (Option of up to 3 tables)
Champion of Life Patron: $15,000 (Option of up to 2 tables)
Defender of Life Patron: $10,000 (Option of up to 2 tables)
Lover of Life Patron: $5,000
Friend of Life Patron: $2,500
Life Patron: $1,500
Individual Patron Ticket: $250 (Includes one ticket)

Special Sponsorships
Presenting Sponsorship: $50,000
(Includes Name or Business Name As Presenting Sponsor in All Event Listings and At Event.)
Patron Party Sponsor: $12,500
(Includes prominent name or business recognition at patron party cocktail hour, including potential logo on napkins, etc)

Individual Tickets: $150 Each

Thanks to Our Patrons!

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Register Now for the Proudly Pro-Life Gala!

** We have closed the registration form for the time being due to space availability. We may open it up after further review.  For now, please email Sandy Cunningham at [email protected] or call her at our office at 504-835-6520 to register or placed on the wait list.  Provide your name, requested patron level or ticket quantity, and other information.  We will do our best to get you a seat!!

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