Fighting for the Right
New Orleans Right to Life hosted its annual “Proudly Pro-Life Award Dinner”
Hostess Kathleen Harrison, Benjamin Clapper and Peg Kenny
Photographed by Melissa Calico
On the evening of January 16, 2014, New Orleans Right to Life hosted its annual “Proudly Pro-Life Award Dinner” at the Chateau Country Club.
With gorgeous centerpieces of a dozen long-stemmed red roses at each table, the event was an elegant affair celebrating the pro-life mission of New Orleans Right to Life.
The evening began with a patron party featuring spirits, champagne and wine, hosted by Kathleen Harrison, who also put together the dinner. This year’s “Proudly Pro-Life Dinner” honored Cindy Collins for her outstanding work in the community, including founding a crisis pregnancy center in Slidell, extensive work in the prevention and cessation of human trafficking and spending hours helping to heal post-abortive women.
Former honoree Kathleen Benfield presented the award, followed by keynote speaker Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, the superior general of the Sisters of Life holy order in New York and licensed clinical psychologist, who spoke eloquently and passionately on the work of her order and the importance of maternal love to the nearly four hundred attendants. The Chateau Country Club provided edibles and libations.
Founded in 1970, the organization strives to promote social welfare and obtain recognition in all areas of pro-life.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Proudly Pro-Life Award Dinner,” benefiting the New Orleans Right to Life
When: January 16
Where: Chateau Country Club
Bobby McIntyre, Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes, David Frank and Andrew Rudmann