Support Our First Ever "Friends for Life" Fundraiser May 27

Join the pro-life community of Northwest Ohio for the first ever Office for Life Fundraiser sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, Ohio, as we celebrate and look forward to the work yet to be accomplished to abolish abortion in our region!

The night will include remarks by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Peter Range, Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s Office for Life & Justice, and keynote speaker Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America. Kristan is a Christian, wife, mother, grassroots activist, author, speaker, and a human rights advocate.

Kristan was recruited in 2006 to launch Students for Life of America’s full-time operation. Since then, she’s built up a small organization made up of a few dozen student groups to a coordinated national team serving more than 1,200 Students for Life chapters in all 50 states. Under her leadership, Students for Life of America exists to abolish abortion by transforming our culture by recruiting, training, and mobilizing the pro-life generation, who are the direct targets of today’s abortion industry.

A published author, Kristan wrote “Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime.” She’s been interviewed by Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, the Today Show, CBS, ABC, and HBO. Media Matters awarded her the “One of the 4 worst anti-abortion misinformers” title, of which she is very proud. Kristan regularly speaks at pro-life conventions and events across the United States, including leading college campuses such as Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, and UC-Berkeley.

You may reserve dinner seating at $75 a person or make your event sponsorship payment online on Catholic Charities donation web page. Please note the number of dinner reservations and/or sponsorship level purchased during the online checkout.

Or you may contact Tom Waniewski, Catholic Charities Director of Development, directly at 419.214.4890 or email twaniewski@toledodiocese.org for more information.

Interested in Sponsoring Our Friends for Life Fundraiser?

$5,000+: TITLE SPONSORSHIP

  • Special Reception with Bishop Thomas one hour before the event
  • Prominent mention in event program
  • Prominent mention on website and social media
  • 8 tickets to event dinner
  • Call out by Bishop Thomas at event dinner

$2,500: MAJOR SPONSORSHIP

  • Special Reception with Bishop Thomas one hour before the event
  • Prominent mention in event program
  • Prominent mention on website and social media
  • 4 tickets to event dinner
  • Call out by Bishop Thomas at event dinner

$1,500: PARTNER SPONSORSHIP

  • Mention in event program
  • 2 tickets to event dinner
  • Call out by Bishop Thomas at event dinner

$750: SUPPORTING SPONSORSHIP

  • Mention in event program
  • 2 tickets to event dinner

$500: TABLE SPONSORSHIP

  • Buy a table of eight, invite your friends, and save $100 off individual admission prices

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing on Thursday, May 27!

Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of faith or background, by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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