Proudly Pro-Life Gala

January 18

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

The 2025 Proudly Pro-Life Gala will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2025 in the Great Hall of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center!

The Patron Reception will begin at 6:00 PM in the Great Hall, on the corner of Julia St. and Convention Center Blvd. More information about patron levels, tickets, and underwriting opportunities, our hotel room block, parking, our Metairie bus transportation, and more, will be available in October!

Did you miss the 2024 Gala? Click here to watch our recap!

  • 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 & all Pro-Life Sidewalk Advocates
  • 2024 - Lise Naccari of CBIB & Don Sampey of All God's Babies

Thank you to our 2024 Patrons & Host Committee!

We are so thankful to our 2024 Proudly Pro-Life Gala Host Committee!

Stephen and Shannon Austin
Kathleen Benfield
John and Deborah Blancher
TJ Burgess
Ralph and Linda Capitelli
Benjamin and Kristen Clapper
Daniel and Celie Clark
Jerry and Barbara Christopher, Jr.
Kurt and Susan Crosby
Jack and Anne Dardis
Jeff and Leigh Director
Troy and Tracy Duhon
Quinn and Karen Eagan
Carlton and Carlys Guillot
Mike and Dana Hammer
Kathleen Harrison
Kacie Hoerner
Karl and Laura Huber
Colleen Ingraffia
Peg Kenny
Dr. Joey and Gwen Lacoste
Robert and Judy Legett Martin
Dr. King and Karen McGoey
Bob and June Menard
Jane Nalty
Shawn and Kenta Paretti
Dr. Angela Parise and Mr. Steven Arthur
Melissa Perret
Robert and Judy Quinilty
Remnant Foundation
Mark and Sharon Rodi
Isabel Schneller
Gordon and Ann Stevens
Gerard and Mary Thomas
Matthew and Melissa Wender
Dr. Shannon Simons Wild
Bob and Norris Williams
Willwoods Community
Ida Zimmer

Life Saver Patrons:

The Blunt Family
Mike and Dana Hammer
Shawn and Kenta Paretti

Champion of Life Patron:

Whitman Family Foundation

Defender of Life Patrons:

Dan and Celie Clark
Melissa Perret
Kenneth M. Wood

Wine & Champagne Sponsor:

Robby and Kathryn Howard

Clergy / Pastor Sponsors:

Hunter Lundy and a Friend for Life

Lover of Life Patrons:

Brian and Virginia Almon
Stephen and Shannon Austin
John and Deborah Blancher
The Blessed Hope Fund
Ralph and Linda Capitelli
Jerry and Barbara Christopher
Kurt and Susan Crosby
Jack and Anne Dardis
Mr. and Mrs. Quinn H. Eagan
The Edward L. Rispone Family Foundation
Giving Hope NOLA
Dan and Nancy Henderson
Karl and Laura Huber
Erica and Blase Inzina
Bob and June Menard
David and Mary Beth Mettz
Mrs. Jane H. Nalty
Dr. Angela Parise and Steven Arthur
Mark and Sharon Rodi
Greg and Paige Roussel
Salutare Deum Foundation
Shannon Simons, DDS
The Solomon Family
Gordon and Ann Stevens
Jim and Marisol Tucker
Matthew and Melissa Wender
Bob and Norris Williams

Friend of Life Patrons:

Rod and Linda Abele
Becker Suffern McLanahan, Ltd
Roy and Gail Daigle
Rennan and Liz Duffour
Jensen Companies
David and Anna Jouandot
Joe and Erin Kalus
U.S. Senator John Kennedy
Mrs. Joal Kuebel
Judy Legett
David and Kim Lukinovich
Tony Pastor
State Representatives John Illg and Beau Beaullieu
State Representative Mark Wright
St. Pius X Church
Stan and Judy Salathe
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Quinilty

Bar Sponsor:

Sewart Supply, LLC

Life Patrons:

Baby Angels
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy
Catholic Charities Pregnancy Services
Cedar Grove Insurance
Bob and Lynn Clapper
Robert and Lauren Clark
Stephen and Diane Cory
Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Kay Crapanzano
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas A Danna, III
Rev. Ed Grice and Friends
Deidra Edwards
First National Bank U.S.A.
Michael and Allison Friel
State Representative Jay Galle
Dr. James and Mrs. Kathleen Godchaux
Bill and Judy Hidalgo, Sr.
Steven and Kathy Hubbell
Chris and Kim Kenny
Peg Kenny
Louisiana State Knights of Columbus
Lakeshore Church
Governor Jeff Landry and First Lady Sharon Landry
Secretary of State Nancy Landry
Mr. Patrick and Dr. Laura Mansfield
Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Dr. and Mrs. F. King McGoey
Linda Middleton
The Movement Science Center
Notre Dame Seminary
Jim and Stacey Pellerin
State Reps. Stephanie Hilferty, Polly Thomas, and Debbie Villio, and State Senators Greg Miller and Kirk Talbot
St. Catherine of Siena Church
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
St. Pius X Catholic Church
St. Tammany Right to Life
Anthony and Isabel Schneller
Frank and Linda Sunseri
Gerard and Mary Thomas
The Willwoods Community
Ida Zimmer
Dr. Emmett Zimmerman and Dr. Marcia Davila

Individual Patron Supporters:

State Representative Tony Bacala
Barousse Family
State Representative Stephanie and Dr. Greg Berault
State Representative Beth Billings
Randall Bonaventure
Mrs. A.J. Capritto
Joey and Mike Caruso
St. Tammany Parish President Mike and Catherine Cooper
Stan and Isabel Cowley
Paulette Charbonnet Eastin
Lauren Fremin
Sharon Winn Fremin
Carlton and Carlys Guillot
Jo-Ann Testa and Jim Hebert
Dr. Michael and Patricia Helm
Colleen S. Ingraffia
Tom and Connie Kitchen
Wayne and Carolyn Landwerlin
Howard S. Linzy
Bill Maier
Mark Pedersen Equipment
Libba and Hy McEnery
Wayne and Ronnie Merchant
State Senator Beth Mizell
Kevin and Michele Murphy
Tom and Margaret Murphy
Michael and Kelley Olinde
William and Lucy O'Regan
A Priest Friend for Life
John and Pam Richard
Peter and Kathie Schaumber
Dr. Michael Sprague
Robert and Tangie Stephens
Gerry and Don Sustendal
Maria Winn
Woman's New Life Clinic
State Representative Jerome "Zee" Zeringue

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