Annual Fund Dinner Featuring Kristan Hawkins

Annual Fundraising Event

Kristan Hawkins has always been a passionate advocate for the unborn. She is a Christian, wife, mother, and anti-abortion grassroots activist, author, and speaker. She was hired in 2006 to launch Students for Life of America’s full-time operation. Students for Life exists to abolish abortion by transforming our culture by recruiting, training, and mobilizing this pro-life generation, which are the direct targets of today’s abortion industry.

She graduated from Bethany College in 2005, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor’s in Political Science having already jumped into the pro-life community by founding pro-life groups in both her high school and college campuses. After college, she served at the Republican National Committee and as a presidential appointee in the George W. Bush administration at the Department of Health and Human Services. She was recruited to lead Students for Life in 2006.

Since then she has taken a small group of a few dozen student pro-life groups scattered around the nation, and, alongside her incredible team, has multiplied that number to over 1,200 organized Students for Life chapters in all fifty states. She recently served on then-candidate Donald Trump’s Pro-Life Advisory Council.

She is the author of Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime. She has interviewed on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, the Today Show, CBS, ABC, and HBO and has recently received the title “One of the 4 worst anti-abortion misinformers” by Media Matters, a title that she is very proud of.

Kristan regularly speaks at pro-life conventions and events across the United States including many college campuses like Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, and UC-Berkeley. She has done this all while being a wife to her high school sweetheart (Jonathan), raising her four children (Gunner, Bear, Maverick, and Gracie), and, in her free time, raising awareness for cystic fibrosis, a disease her son, Gunner, and daughter, Gracie, suffer from.

Since launching Students for Life, the pro-life generation has been given a voice, and they are using that voice to demand the end of the injustice of abortion.

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Date: September 21, 2023

Venue: Millennium Center 

Time: Doors open at 5:15pm, Dinner starts at 6:15pm

Registration: NOW OPEN

Annual Fund Dinner FAQs

The deadline for registration is September 13th. We have to let the caterer know our numbers by that date. If you have missed the cut off, call Malissa at 336.761.9970 to see if there is any space available.

We will open the doors at 5:15pm and dinner will begin at 6:15pm. You will want to arrive in enough time to check in, get your name tag, snap some pictures in the photo booth and find your table. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Our speaker is planning to mingle for a bit when we open the doors, so if you would like the chance to meet her, then you should come early. There will also be a photo booth and hors d’oeurves will be  served.

This year we have a choice of filet of beef, chicken or a vegan option. If you have not already chosen when you registered, please let us know your choice by Sept. 17th. If we don’t hear from you, the default is the filet of beef.

Do keep in mind that this venue is located in downtown Winston Salem. There are two parking decks close by. The city deck close to the Benton Convention Center is an option, but you should know that there is another pro-life event taking place at the Benton the same night as our event, so that lot will fill up quickly. The other deck is across from the bus station and will require you to pay. Your other option is street parking as available.

This event is business attire.