The Annual Birthright Gala is the centerpiece of the Friends of Birthright fundraising events. Each fall, supporters of the mission of Birthright gather to enjoy cocktails, food, and music to celebrate the extraordinary work of Birthright Counseling.
The highlight of the Gala is the presentation of the Monsignor Hartnett Award. This award is presented to a deserving individual or couple who have gone above and beyond in their support of Birthright. Monsignor Hartnett was instrumental in his support of our cause, and we continue to honor his leadership. This year’s Monsignor Hartnett Award was presented to the Charles and Shirley Drury Family.This year our Friends of Birthright Annual Gala was held at The Ritz Carlton St. Louis on September 17th, 2016. Thank you to all who supported the Gala this year! It was a fabulous night in support of our mission to assist women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Many thanks to this year’s chair Barb Finnegan and her committee for a successful Night for Life Gala. Save the date for next year’s event on September 23, 2017!
We are blown away by all of the support we received from our Spring Raffle! We are SO thankful to everyone who participated in our event. We sold 509 tickets and raised $7,821 from our raffle! That is enough money to provide 782 mothers a layette for their newborn babies!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You all are truly wonderful.
We would like to recognize especially our raffle winners- Ruth Stroble, Mary Jo McLaughlin, and Joan Schnoebelen!
And last but not least, we would like to give a BIG shout out to the Red Army for donating all of the raffle items!
The Friends of Birthright is proud to introduce a new branch to our organization. This year, we are welcoming the Young Professionals for Birthright! As a sub-group of the Friends of Birthright, they will be raising funds for Birthright and fostering a community of young adults who are passionate for Birthright’s mission. Events include baseball games, the Annual Run/Walk, social gatherings and more!
As their first event, they are selling tickets for a Cardinals game on May 19th. For more information about “Birthright at the Ball Park”, click here.
To join Young Professionals or find out more information, please contact Alyssa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the 2016 Friends Membership Letter!
Within the past few months, we have had 3 large, successful events. We would like to thank everyone who has volunteered, participated, or donated to our organization through the 5K Walk/ RUN, 2015 Gala, or Fall Card Party. We are so, incredibly grateful for all of our generous supporters! Because of your help, Birthright has been able to help hundreds of women facing untimely pregnancies by providing free pregnancy testing, professional counseling, and other services. We have had so much fun with you all! Be sure to check out our Photo Gallery on our site! This year has been a blast and we are excited to see what 2016 has in store for us!
The Scholarship Committee is an extension of the St. Louis Friends of Birthright whose fundraising efforts provide educational support to Birthright clients. The money raised by the Scholarship Committee enables clients to continue their education throughout their pregnancy and after the birth of their child. Because of the hope and security it brings, this assistance is often a key factor in a client’s decision to carry her baby to term.
The Run for Life & Learning is Friday, August 27th at Creve Coeur Park. Join the hundreds of Birthright supporters who turn out each year for this fabulous event. All are welcome and there is something for everyone including:
• Chip-timed 6K Run around beautiful Creve Coeur Lake.
• 6K Walk around beautiful Creve Coeur Lake.
• 1 Mile Fun Run along the Lake.
• ¼ Mile Youth Run with FREDBIRD® of the St. Louis Cardinals!
To register for the event, go to www.runforlifeandlearning.org and even create your own fundraising page! We invite you to form a team that will allow you and all your friends and family to take part, be it as a participant or a donor.
This year, we’ll again be joined by special guest FREDBIRD®
We are on Twitter! Follow us @STLRun4Life
Like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/stlrun4life
We hope to see you there. If you can’t join us, we hope you will consider making a donation. Just go to www.runforlifeandlearning.org and click on the General Donation button today!
The St. Louis Friends of Birthright
Interested in helping? We are always looking for new members to join the Scholarship Committee. Our group meets about once a month (usually in the evenings) to build support, raise funds and organize the Run for Life and Learning. If you’d like to get involved and support an amazing organization, we’d love to have you! Email us at email@example.com.
The Friends’ Spring Flings are Parish sponsored events to promote awarneness of Birthright STL, Birthright Counseling St. Louis, and The Friends of Birthright as well as raise funds for birthright’s work.
These events vary from a casual coffee, to a lovely luncheon, to an evening happy hour. Members of participating parishes choose a date and type of event that fits their needs. Usually taking place in the Spring. These events are fun and informative.
For more information or to set up a Spring Fling at your church or parish contact Dawn Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org