26th Annual Fundraising Dinner

Our 26th Annual Fundraising Dinner was a huge success!  Many thanks to those of you who joined us for the evening.

Rainwater Conference Center was beautiful with black, white, and red decorations.  A single long-stem red rose took center stage on each table, and simple, elegant decorations surrounded the room.

A welcome display doubled as a photo backdrop for guests

Another welcome display was behind the checkin tables
Tiles donated by Weidinger Floor Covering were made into coasters by Opitons Now volunteers as our gift to our guests.
The food & service by Rainwater Conference Center was phenomenal!
Beautiful Rose Arrangements donated by Sue Cox, with Covington’s Ferns donated by Kathleen Viar with The Flower Shoppe, Lake Park

Images of our former patients’ children lined the hallway
Board Chair, Dr. Jon Krispin, welcomed our guests with a Board update

Our Executive Director shared a fun video we produced to help our donors & supporters see the “behind the scenes” of what we do at Options Now.  Here’s our virtual tour!

Executive Director, Becky Deas, with special guest, Chanielle Talbird. A video of Chanielle’s incredible testimony was a powerful addition to our evening!
From left, special guest Chanielle Talbird, Community Relations Director Deborah Dyer, Executive Director Becky Deas, and keynote speaker Abby Johnson

The speaker, Abby Johnson, was a former director of a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Houston, Texas.  Abby shared her powerful & emotional journey of walking away from a position of power and success after having her eyes opened to the truth of abortion.

It was an unbelievable night of affirming our commitment to the sanctity of human life & encouraging others to join us.  Like Dr. Jon Krispin said, our partners are the real soldiers behind the scenes, helping us to continue our life-affirming work on behalf of women, children, & families.

You can still join us by donating here.

Also, we’d love for you to read former patients’ stories on our calendar page.

If you’d like to volunteer, contact Maryann Meli at maryann@optionsnow.org for more details.

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