We are pleased to announce the date of the 15th Annual Proudly Pro-Life Award Dinner on Thursday, January 16, 2014, cocktails at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. at Chateau Country Club in Kenner.
We are delighted to honor Mrs. Cindy Collins as the recipient of our Proudly Pro Life Award.
Through her personal testimony and over 25 years of outreach both nationally and globally, Cindy has provided help and care to over 28,000 women and youth, including co-founding the Pregnancy Help Center in Slidell in 1986. She also founded Passion4Purity International, mentoring many at-risk young adults and SpeakHope International providing outreach, advocacy, and restorative care to women and youth vulnerable for sexual exploitation and abuse.
Our keynote speaker is Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, Superior General of the Sisters of Life founded by Cardinal O’Connor in 1991. This vibrant order of sisters welcomes pregnant women in need to live with them, and provides practical assistance to women in crisis through their mission outreach. The Sisters also direct the New York Archdiocesan Family Life/Respect Life Office.
We have appreciated your participation in the past and look forward to seeing you in 2014. New this year is an opportunity to sponsor a student, seminarian or pastor for an additional $50 donation. If you would like your name listed on the 2014 invitation, the donation levels are as follows:
Seating is strictly limited to 420. Your donation must be received by November 15, 2013 in order for your name to be listed on the invitation. All funds raised through the Proudly Pro-Life Award dinner benefit the NORTL Educational Foundation, a 501(c) 3 tax-deductible organization.
Kathleen Vinson Harrison
Proudly Pro-Life Committee
Judy Legett Martin
Robert E. Winn
We were honored to award retired Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes the 2013 Proudly Pro Life Award. Archbishop Hughes has been a tireless defender of life. During his tenure as Archbishop of New Orleans he developed a Culture of Life initiative which successfully brought more attention to the life issues through advocacy, education and community outreach. Additionally Archbishop Hughes hosted a thirteen part series on WLAE-TV “Respecting the Gift of Life” which addressed all aspects of the life issues.
The dinner also honored Jane Silva posthumously with a special recognition for her 30 years of service to the unborn and special needs children.