GALA 2017

Our 2017 Gala banquet will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Richard Thompson, Esq., President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center. It “defends and promotes America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and moral values, including the religious freedom, family values, and the sanctity of human life” against their adversaries in the public arena and in the courts.  In the pro-life arena, the TMLC has defended the rights of sidewalk counselors against government harassment and participated as a friend of the court in the defense of The Little Sisters of the Poor. Mr. Thompson came to national notoriety as the persevering prosecutor of Jack Kevorkian, who was rightly dubbed “Dr. Death” in the media. Also, we will be awarding our 2017 Lifesaver Award to Gov. Greg and Cecilia Abbott. Please join us!!





GALA 2016

Our 2016 Gala banquet was held on Friday, October 21, 2016. The keynote speaker was Jason Jones, film producer, author, activist and human rights worker. In 2006, Jason co-produced the award-winning pro-life film “Bella”. He has served as director of Hawaii Right to Life, national youth director of the American Life League, and public relations director for the world’s largest pro-life organization, Human Life International. He has spoken out boldly in the cause for life on ABC, Fox, CNN and hundreds of radio stations nationwide. The 2016 was our most successful Gala to date.

GALA 2015

The 2015 Gala banquet was held on Friday, October 23, 2015. The keynote speaker was Rebecca Kiessling, a well known pro-life speaker, attorney, author and activist who was conceived in rape. Gov. Rick Perry has stated that Rebecca changed his heart on the rape exception for abortion. You can learn more about Rebecca at her website at The 2015 Gala was our most successful to date. Thanks to all who attended and offered generous support to Allied!



GALA 2014

The 2014 Gala banquet was held on November 14, 2014. The keynote speaker was Carol Everett, a well known pro-life leader, ministry founder, author, political activist for life issues and speaker, Carol is the founder and president of The Heidi Group, a crisis pregnancy ministry in Texas. She wrote the book Blood Money; Getting Rich Off a Woman’s Right to Choose. Come hear Carol tell her story, chronicle efforts to pass House Bill 2 that limits abortion clinics, and what we can do in the future to save babies and prevent abortion! The Gala was attended by about 400 pro-life supporters that helped Allied save 275 babies from abortion in 2014.



GALA 2013

The 2013 Gala banquet was held on October 25, 2013. Approximately 350 pro-life supporters attended the Gala. The keynote speaker was Barbara McGuigan who has been the host of The Good Fight, produced by Ave Maria Radio, for the past five years and has also been the host of EWTN’s Open Line Tuesday Edition for the past twelve years. Barbara is one of the foremost pro-life, pro-chastity speakers and educators in the English-speaking world. She founded Voice of Virtue International in 2001 which delivers the message of the sacredness of life and the importance of virtuous living to countless teens in high schools, youth groups, retreats, teen leadership seminars, conferences. Barbara has trained more than 1000 teachers, spoken to more than 30,000 teens, young adults and women, and given more than 300 retreats and more than 850 keynotes, talks and presentations, in North America around the world.



GALA 2012

Teresa Tomeo was the featured speaker at Allied Women’s Center’s third annual Gala, on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Banquet Hall at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host and speaker with nearly 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper. In 2000, she left the secular media — she spent many years on WXYZ-TV — to start her own speaking and communications company. Her daily morning radio program, “Catholic Connection,” is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor and heard on more than 150 Catholic stations nationwide, including from 8 a.m. daily on Guadalupe Radio Network.