Proudly Pro-Life Gala

January 14

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Patron Party: 6:00 PM | Dinner: 7:00 PM
New Orleans Convention Center
850 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

Our 2023 Proudly Pro-Life Gala will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2023 in the Great Hall of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Our 2022 Gala was a great success, even amid the difficulty and challenge that COVID posed to every one of us. We look forward to coming back together in 2023 and celebrating the victory of the pro-life movement at the Convention Center!

The newly-renovated and upgraded Great Hall is designed to bring you a great and fun-filled evening! Our Patron Party will begin at 6:00 PM, and there will be an After Party featuring the Sugar Shakers, fun music, and dancing directly following the close of the Gala! More information about Patron, Ticket, and Underwriting Opportunities, our Hotel Room Block, purchasing Parking Passes, and more, are available in the green boxes below!

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 keynote speaker is two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick, Heisman Trophy winner, and PRO-LIFE ADVOCATE, Tim Tebow!

Did you miss the 2022 Gala? Click here to watch our recap!

 


Keynote Speaker:
Tim Tebow

Tim is a two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick, Heisman Trophy winner, and PRO-LIFE ADVOCATE!

Tim serves as a college football analyst for ESPN. Prior to joining ESPN, Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets. Recently, Tebow retired from professional baseball where he was a member of the New York Mets organization. Tebow is the author of four (4) New York Times Best Selling books; Through My Eyes, Shaken, This Is The Day, and the latest, his first children’s book, Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember.

Tim Tebow grew up the son of missionaries and has returned to the Philippines several times throughout his life to spread God’s word and do the Lord’s work by serving the needy. The Tim Tebow Foundation was established in 2010 with the goal to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.

Tim is married to Demi-Leigh Tebow (nee Nel-Peters) who is a South African model and former beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She was crowned Miss South Africa 2017, and is the second Miss Universe winner from South Africa.

Proudly Pro-Life Honoree: Bobbie Jones

Bobbie is an inspirational pro-life leader and adoptive mother. After having an abortion in 1972 and finding healing 12 years later, Bobbie strives to share the truth about abortion’s aftermath as the regional coordinator for Silent No More Awareness. Bobbie has provided help for abortion-minded women on the sidewalk outside of abortion facilities for decades. She also adopted Sarah Jones Zagorski from foster care when Sarah was 9 years old. Sarah is now a local and national pro-life advocate.

After Party Band:
Sugar Shaker

Directly after the close of the Gala, the Sugar Shakers will kickoff our After Party with fun music and dancing!

A high-energy, multi-talented group of musicians, Sugar Shaker has quickly become one of the most sought-after special events bands on the Gulf Coast.

“Sugar Shaker has one goal: get your guests on the dance floor and keep them there all evening long. Having performed around the world for the past thirty years, I have never been a part of a more diverse team of musicians that know how to deliver a party. From weddings of fifty, to corporate events for 10,000 people, Sugar Shaker always delivers 110%. The secret to our success is simple: consistency and fun!” – Sugar Shaker Leader Allan Maxwell

 


Use the sections below to view Patron and Ticket Levels, and learn more information about our Gala!

Patron Levels and Tickets

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
  • 10 tickets to VIP Reception and Photo Opportunity featuring Tim Tebow
  • 8 complimentary parking passes

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
  • 8 tickets to VIP Reception and Photo Opportunity featuring Tim Tebow
  • 6 complimentary parking passes

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
  • 6 tickets to VIP Reception and Photo Opportunity featuring Tim Tebow
  • 4 complimentary parking passes

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
  • 2 tickets to VIP Reception and Photo Opportunity featuring Tim Tebow
  • 2 complimentary parking passes

    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
    • 1 complimentary parking pass

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

    Individual Ticket: $150

    • Includes 1 reservation to the Proudly Pro-Life Dinner and After Party

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    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
    • 4 tickets to VIP Reception and Photo Opportunity featuring Tim Tebow

    Clergy/Pastor Sponsor: $6,000

    • Includes 4 reservations for the donor and sponsorship of clergy/pastor guests
    • 4 tickets to VIP Reception and Photo Opportunity featuring Tim Tebow

    Bar Sponsor (4 available): $2,000

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

    Parking

    • We have a special parking block, $15 per vehicle, at the Hilton "Whale Wall" Lot directly across the street from the Convention Center's Great Hall. Parking passes are available for purchase HERE!
    • You can also use Uber or Lyft to get back and forth to the Gala.
    • Click HERE for a map of the Hilton "Whale Wall" Lot & the Great Hall!

        Hotel

        • We have a hotel room block at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside available! Click here to purchase a room.
        • The standard room rate is $228/night. The DEADLINE to purchase a room through our room block is December 22nd.
        • You can book your room(s) online at the link above, or call (972) 770-6100 and provide SRP code: RTL

        • 1999 - His Excellency, Francis B. Schulte
        • 2000 - Lawrence D. Garvey
        • 2001 - His Excellency, Philip M. Hannan
        • 2002 - Robert E. Winn, Esquire
        • 2003 - Kathleen Nee Benfield
        • 2004 - John & Pam Richard and Pastor Bill Shanks
        • 2005 - Sharon Ryan Rodi, Esq.
        • 2007 - Raymond F. Gassar, M.S., Ph.D.
        • 2008 - W. Al Krotoski, M.D., Ph.D., MPH
        • 2009 - Judith Legett Martin and Karen Perrier McGoey
        • 2010 - Dorinda Chiappetta Bordlee
        • 2011 - Peg Kenny
        • 2012 - ACCESS & Woman’s New Life Center
        • 2013 - His Excellency, Alfred C. Hughes
        • 2014 - Cindy Collins
        • 2015 - His Excellency, Gregory M. Aymond
        • 2016 - John Hauler and LA Knights of Columbus
        • 2017 - Honorable & Mrs. David Vitter
        • 2018 - John Smestad
        • 2019 - David, Susan, & Jimmy Scotton and Roy & Gail Daigle
        • 2020 - Congressman Steve Scalise
        • 2021 - Benjamin and Kirsten Watson
        • 2022 - Senator Katrina Jackson
        • 2023 - Bobbie Jones

        Thank you to our generous Host Committee and 2023 Patrons!

        We are so thankful to our 2023 Proudly Pro-Life Gala Host Committee!

        Mary Jane W. Becker
        John and Deborah Blancher
        Ralph and Linda Capitelli
        Joey Cleveland Caruso
        Jerry and Barbara Christopher
        Dan and Celie Clark
        Stan and Isabel Cowley
        Dr. and Mrs. Joe Crapanzano
        Kurt and Susan Crosby
        Roy and Gail Daigle
        Jack and Anne Dardis
        Quinn and Karen Eagan
        Rev. Ed Grice
        Mike and Dana Hammer
        K&B Industries
        Jessica Jambon, Realtor
        Jack and Cindy Jensen
        Greg and Yvette LaCour
        Deacon Gary and Claudia Levy
        Judy Legett
        King and Karen McGoey
        Bob and June Menard
        Mrs. Jane Nalty
        Dr. Lynne Neitzschman
        Shawn and Kenta Paretti
        Melissa Perret
        John and Debbie Perrone
        Dr. and Mrs. Robert Quinilty
        Remnant Foundation
        Mr. and Mrs. J. R. "Rusty" Renaudin
        Mark and Sharon Rodi
        Anthony and Isabel Schneller
        Shannon Simons, DDS
        Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Sunseri
        Senator David Vitter
        Earl and Carolyn Weiser
        Whitman Family Foundation
        Norris and Bob Williams
        The Willwoods Community

        Presenting Sponsor:

        Kurt and Susan Crosby

        Champion of Life Patrons:

        The Hammer Family
        Hunter Lundy
        Whitman Family Foundation

        Defender of Life Patrons:

        Jack and Cindy Jensen
        K&B Industries

        Wine & Champagne Sponsor:

        Robby and Kathryn Howard

        Lover of Life Patrons:

        Mary Jane W. Becker
        John and Deborah Blancher
        Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Canizaro
        Joey Cleveland Caruso
        Dan and Celie Clark
        Dr. and Mrs. Joe Crapanzano
        Roy and Gail Daigle
        Jack and Anne Dardis
        Quinn and Karen Eagan
        Rev. Ed Grice
        Bill and Judy Hidalgo
        Steven and Kathy Hubbell
        J. Edgar Monroe Foundation
        Deacon Gary and Claudia Levy
        Bob and June Menard
        Mrs. Jane H. Nalty
        Shawn and Kenta Paretti
        Melissa Perret
        John and Debbie Perrone
        The Remnant Foundation
        Mr. and Mrs. J.R. “Rusty” Renaudin
        Mark and Sharon Rodi
        Ann and Gordon Stevens
        Former U.S. Senator David Vitter
        Bob and Norris Williams

        Friend of Life Patrons:

        Rod and Linda Abele
        Ralph and Linda Capitelli
        U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.
        Stan and Isabel Cowley
        Congressman Garret Graves
        LA Senator Sharon Hewitt
        U.S. Senator John Kennedy
        Greg and Yvette LaCour
        Attorney General Jeff Landry
        Judy Legett
        Jim and Stacy Pellerin, and Mel and Lauren Lagarde
        Mary and Gerard Thomas
        Earl and Carolyn Weiser
        The Willwoods Community

        Bar Sponsors:

        Sewart Supply, LLC
        Berryland Campers

        Entertainment Sponsor:

        Jerry Christopher Insurance

        Life Patrons:

        Claire Bennett
        Catholic Charities Pregnancy Services
        Jerry and Barbara Christopher
        Bob and Lynn Clapper
        Robert and Lauren Clark
        Rev. Gary Copping
        Dr. and Mrs. Guy Cresson
        Nicholas A. Danna III
        Deidra Edwards
        James and Kathleen Godchaux
        Former LA Senator Elbert Guillory
        Dan and Nancy Henderson
        Karl and Laura Huber
        Jessica Jambon, Realtor
        Claudia Kennedy
        Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kitchen
        Lakeshore Church
        Patrick and Laura Mansfield
        George and Donna Martin
        King and Karen McGoey
        Dr. Lynne Neitzschman
        Dr. and Mrs. Robert Quinilty
        LA Representatives Beau Beaullieu, R. Dewith Carrier, John Illg, Timothy Kerner, and Laurie Schlegal
        Marc and Darlene Robert
        St. Catherine of Sienna Church
        St. Edward the Confessor Church
        St. Francis Xavier Church
        St. Pius X Church
        St. Tammany Right to Life
        Stan and Judy Salathe
        Congressman Steve Scalise
        Anthony and Isabel Schneller
        State Treasurer John Schroder
        LA Senators Cameron Henry and Kirk Talbot, and LA Representatives Stephanie Hilferty, Polly Thomas, and Debbie Villio
        Shannon Simons, DDS
        Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Sunseri
        Team Tangie Realtors
        Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Toomy
        Melissa and Matt Wender
        LA Representative Mark Wright
        George and Ida Zimmer

        Individual Patron Supporters:

        Brian and Virginia Almon
        Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin
        Beth Benson
        Rev. Robert Cavalier
        St. Tammany Parish President Mike and Catherine Cooper
        Sharon Winn Fremin
        Chuck Goslin
        Carlton and Carlys Guillot
        Jim Hebert and Jo-Ann Testa-Hebert
        Colleen Ingraffia
        Zella May
        Margaret and Tom Murphy
        National Association of Pro-Life Nurses
        Michael and Kelley Olinde
        Rev. Joe Palermo
        Randal Pick
        Michael and Meryl Rooney
        Angie Thomas
        Maria Winn

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