2018 Gala for Life – For Such a Time as This

2018 Gala for Life - For Such a Time as This

For Such a Time as This

Preparations are underway for Bella’s 17th 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 Thursday, October 18th, 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 young women who received help at Bella, and a keynote address from David Bereit, founder and former CEO of 40 Days for Life.

Bella is currently seeking underwriters and table sponsors for the event.

Underwriters

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
Benefactor: $4,000
Samaritan: $3,000
Partner: $2,000
Friend: $1,000

Table Sponsorship

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 Amy 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.

Sponsorship Deadlines

Underwriters: To have your name and logo appear in the promotional materials for the Gala, please let us know by Tuesday, September 4th 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, September 21st if you would like to sponsor one or more tables for the Gala for Life.

Tickets

Tickets are available for the Gala for Life at just $25 each. They can be purchased through noon on Monday, October 15th 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.

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Special Guest Speaker: David Bereit

DAVID BEREIT is an experienced leader, an inspiring communicator, and strategic advisor to pro-life leaders and organizations around the world.

Previously, David started and led the global 40 Days for Life movement through its first decade, mobilizing 750,000 volunteers in more than 700 cities across all 50 America states and dozens of nations, whose prayers and efforts have saved 14,643 children’s lives, brought 177 workers out of the abortion industry, and closed 96 abortion centers. David recently stepped away from his role as CEO of 40 Days for Life to pray and plan for a new ministry project, which will be announced soon.

David is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker, and his presentations in more than 550 cities around the world have inspired audiences as large as 70,000 people. David’s work has been featured in nearly every major media outlet, including coverage on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, HBO, hundreds of radio programs, and over 100 newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today.

David has advised many of today’s most successful pro-life leaders, helping hundreds of organizations increase their life-saving impact, and raising more than $55 million for pro-life causes. David has been joyfully married to his best friend, Margaret, for 25 years, and the Bereits live outside of Washington, DC with their two children, Claire, a college student, and Patrick, a high school student.