Gather for Life
Preparations are underway for Bella’s 18th annual benefit Gala for Life! This year’s event will feature a delicious banquet, an inspiring program, and an opportunity for attendees to offer their support of the ministry.
The Gala will take place on Saturday, October 26th, 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center (off I-90, Exit 14).
Additional plans for this year’s Gala program include special music, an annual update, testimonies from women and men who have received help at Bella, and a keynote address from American diplomat, radio commentator and politician, Alan Keyes.
Bella is currently seeking underwriters and table sponsors for the event.
Underwriters stand as the foundation of the fundraising process for the entire Gala for Life.
Your support as an underwriter, to cover the primary Gala expenses, provides assurance to those who attend the Gala that 100% of their pledges and donations will go directly to Bella’s mission. This type of assurance encourages far more generous giving at the Gala, which means that the underwriter’s investment in Bella Pregnancy Resource Center will be multiplied several times over.
Benefits of Sponsorship
- Your name or logo will appear on the Gala for Life promotional and event materials
- You will receive an appreciation certificate
- You will receive VIP seating at the Gala for Life
- Your sponsorship gift is tax-deductible
However, the greatest benefit of sponsorship will be in the number of lives that will be impacted in the coming year as a result of your partnership with Bella.
Sponsorship Gift Levels
Visionary: $5,000 or more
Table sponsors are the heart of the Gala for Life.
They are individuals, churches, businesses and corporations that partner with Bella to educate and impact not only the lives of Bella’s clients, but the lives of people they want to bless within the Northern Hills community.
Table sponsorship is just $200*, which provides the table sponsor with tickets for eight for the Gala for Life. Table sponsors invite people they know to join them at the Gala for Life as their guests, so they can introduce them to the life-affirming ministry of Bella. The semi-formal event includes dinner, an inspirational message, information about Bella’s ministry, testimonials, and an opportunity for attendees to make a financial contribution to Bella.
Benefits of Sponsoring a Table
As a table sponsor, your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the Gala for Life program, the power-point presentation, and on your table. However, the greatest benefit of sponsorship will be in the number of lives that will be impacted in the coming year as a result of your partnership with Bella.
*Note: According to IRS guidelines, monies given for table sponsorship and tickets are not tax-deductible as these are classified as having received goods or services for the gifts.
Becoming an Underwriter or Table Sponsor is Easy!
To make an underwriting gift or sponsor your table online using your credit card, you can complete the secure order form on the event information page, or call Roxie or Megan at 605-642-4140. If you have any questions or would like more information about sponsorship, please let us know. Thank you in advance for considering partnership with Bella through one of these important avenues.
Underwriters: To have your name and logo appear in the promotional materials for the Gala, please let us know by Friday, August 2nd* if you would like to help underwrite the Gala for Life.
Table Sponsors: To assure your table reservation for the Gala, please let us know by Friday, October 4th* if you would like to sponsor one or more tables for the Gala for Life.
(Note: If you have passed the deadline for sponsorship, please call Roxie or Megan at Bella to see if sponsorship is still possible or if there is another way you can help support this important event.)
Tickets are available for the Gala for Life at just $25 each. They can be purchased through noon on Monday, October 21st by using the secure order form on the event information page, stopping by our office, or calling Bella at 605-642-4140. Your ticket will cover your admission to the Gala for Life, the banquet, and the program.
An opportunity to financially partner with Bella Pregnancy Resource Center will be extended.
Special Guest Speaker: Alan Keyes
Alan Keyes has lived a life dedicated to defending, promoting, and fighting for liberty. He holds a Ph.D. in government from Harvard and wrote his dissertation on constitutional theory. Keyes has run for elected office and has hosted very successful news shows. He is best known for thrusting the evil of abortion – which he considers our nation’s “greatest moral challenge” – into the national spotlight.
During the Reagan years, Keyes was the highest-ranking black appointee in the Reagan Administration, serving as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations and as Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
He ran for president in 1996, 2000, and 2008, and was a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Maryland in 1988 and 1992, in addition to his 2004 candidacy for the U.S. Senate from Illinois.
His underlying philosophy can best be described as “Declarationism” – since he relies on the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence to define the premises on which our country was founded, and to which it must remain committed if it is to survive. To Dr. Keyes, the Constitution itself cannot be faithfully interpreted, understood, or applied apart from the divinely-premised principles of the Declaration.
When Keyes ran for president in 2000, the media generally considered him the winner of the Republican primary debates, due to the persuasive eloquence of his defense of the unborn, opposition to unfair taxation, advocacy of school choice, promotion of family values, and focus on what he called “America’s moral crisis.” As a result, he became the host of MSNBC-TV’s “Alan Keyes Is Making Sense” in 2002.
Keyes is also a strong supporter of Israel, and in 2002 he was flown by the Israeli government to the Holy Land to receive an award for his staunch defense of Israel in the media. He is the only American ever to receive such an honor from the State of Israel.
Dr. Keyes blogs at LoyaltoLiberty.com, and writes commentary for WorldNetDaily, BarbWire.com, and Daily Caller.