All donations to the MCFL Charitable Trust are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. The fair market value per ticket is estimated to be $45.
For more information, please call 617-242-4199.
You can also mail in a check made out to "MCFL Charitable Trust" and mail it to MCFL, ATTN: Banquet Committee, 529 Main Street Suite 1M9, Boston, MA 02129.
- Individual tickets for 1-9 individuals are $75 per ticket. If necessary, an MCFL staff member will follow up to ask you the names of your guests.
- Banquet table(s) (10+ tickets) are $65 per ticket. If purchasing one or more tables, please email the names of your guests to Maria Arias (email@example.com) so we can sit you together.
- Investor: President's Circle Donor Level: $5,000. President's Circle donors receive 30 banquet tickets, 30 VIP reception guests tickets and recognition at the banquet, in MCFL Magazine, and on the MCFL Web site.
- Investor: Mission Leader Donor Level: $2,500. Mission Leaders receive 20 banquet tickets, 20 VIP reception guest tickets, and recognition at the banquet.
- Investor: Mission Partner Donor Level: $1,000. Mission Partners receive 8 banquet tickets, 8 VIP reception guest tickets, and recognition at the banquet.
- Investor: Mission Supporter Donor Level: $500. Mission Supporters receive 4 banquet tickets and recognition at the banquet.
- Investor: Mission Helper Donor Level: $250. Mission Helpers receive 2 banquet tickets and recognition at the banquet.
- You may also make a generous one-time gift to support the lifesaving mission of Massachusetts Citizens for Life.
|This year’s Banquet is scheduled for October 26, 2017 on Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood and the yenote speaker is Dr. Peter Kreeft. CLICK HERE to see all the details and purchase tickets for this year's Banquet!|
Massachusetts Citizens for Life’s Annual Fundraising Banquet is a gala evening, usually in October, at which MCFL honors the recipients of the Ignatius O’Connor Award (for outstanding contributions to the pro-life movement); the Francis A. Schaeffer Award (for outspoken courage in defense of the unborn); the Dr. Joseph Stanton Award (for outspoken courage in defense of life, though tireless personal example), the Peggy McCormick Award (for outstanding service as a member of the MCFL Board of Directors), and Local Chapter Service Awards (for the unsung heroes of local chapters who have demonstrated outstanding service); and the Pro-Life Community Award (for a citizen who demonstrates outstanding support of the chapter’s mission).
The Banquet also welcomes a national or internationally known pro-life keynote speaker. Previous speakers have included Irish singer Dana Scallon, former Senator Rick Santorum, Lila Rose of Live Action, Prof. Mary Ann Glendon, Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation, G.K. Chesterton (as portrayed by Chuck Charlberg of EWTN), former National Right to Life president Wanda Franz, and Prof. Anthony Esolen, among many others.
This is always one of the most popular events on our calendar and it is a major fundraiser for the ongoing work of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. It is often a time for those who have worked together in the pro-life cause for years and decades to gather together again for an enjoyable evening.
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See many wonderful photos from the banquet at the end of this article.
The annual fundraising banquet for MCFL on Thursday at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood gathered hundreds of Pro-lifers to a room filled to capacity to hear Irish singer Dana Scallon and support the mission of MCFL.Read more
Leading up to our annual Fundraising Banquet on October 22, 2015 we were getting very excited to have Karen Santorum as our scheduled keynote speaker. When we received the call that Mrs. Santorum would not be able to join us because she was feeling under the weather, we were excited when she said her husband (and presidential candidate), Sen. Rick Santorum, would fill in.
Senator Santorum’s speech captivated our audience. We had numerous people calling our office asking for a copy of his speech so they could forward it to their family and friends. Below is a copy of the address, which is broken up into four videos.
We want to thank Senator Santorum for graciously taking time out of his busy schedule to address our crowd. It is pretty evident how much the Santorum family cares for one another where a presidential candidate cancels his plans to fill in for his wife when she needs someone to cover for her. Thank you, Sen. & Mrs. Santorum for all you do in being the voice for the voiceless.Read more
By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Mr Chesterton was a delight. He had heard that we have the Doctor Prescribed Death ballot question coming. He shared these insights with us.
Not only is suicide a sin, it is the sin. It is the ultimate and absolute evil, the refusal to take an interest in existence; the refusal to take the oath of loyalty to life. The man who kills a man, kills a man. The man who kills himself, kills all men; as far as he is concerned he wipes out the world. His act is worse (symbolically considered) than any rape or dynamite outrage. For it destroys all buildings: it insults all women. The thief is satisfied with diamonds; but the suicide is not: that is his crime. He cannot be bribed, even by the blazing stones of the Celestial City. The thief compliments the things he steals, if not the owner of them. But the suicide insults everything on earth by not stealing it. He defiles every flower by refusing to live for its sake. There is not a tiny creature in the cosmos at whom his death is not a sneer. When a man hangs himself on a tree, the leaves might fall off in anger and the birds fly away in fury: for each has received a personal affront. Of course there may be pathetic emotional excuses for the act. There often are for rape, and there almost always are for dynamite. But if it comes to clear ideas and the intelligent meaning of things, then there is much more rational and philosophic truth in the burial at the cross-roads and the stake driven through the body, than in Mr. Archer's suicidal automatic machines. There is a meaning in burying the suicide apart. The man's crime is different from other crimes -- for it makes even crimes impossible.
John Triolo is working on the video so everyone can see Mr. Chesterton's presentation.
I really enjoyed seeing so many of you!
By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
The Mass. Citizens Annual Dinner was a sell-out with 450 people attending. They were inspired by Professor Anthony Esolen ‘sremarks, especially on what we pro lifers see as the "seamless garment". The video of his talk will be posted shortly on the web site.
Congratulations to State Representative Elizabeth Poirier and her husband, Kevin, who is a former State Representative. They received jointly the Dr Joseph Stanton Award "for outspoken courage in defense of life, through tireless personal example".
Marian Desrosiers, head of the Pro Life Office for the Diocese of Fall River, received the Ignatius O' Connor Award "for outstanding contributions to the pro-life movement".
Local Chapter Service Awards, given to "the unsung hero of a chapter who has demonstrated outstanding service", were awarded to Don Golden, Longmeadow; Madeleine Lavoie, Greater Fall River; Jim Loughman, North Adams; and Claire Donohoe, West Roxbury/Roslindale.
Pro-Life Community Awards, "given to a citizen or group who demonstrates outstanding support of a chapter's mission", were awarded to Eleanor McCullen, Newton; Msgr Francis McGann, Needham; Patricia Stebbins, Cape Cod; and The Watertown Knights of Columbus Charitable Trust.
The enthusiasm and commitment of the attendees was inspiring!
Choose Life License Plates
Only 242 people needed and another excellent reason for reserving.
We have been buying advertising for the Walk to Aid Mothers and Children and have learned that radio ads in Boston cost as much as $500.00 for 30 SECONDS. TV and newspaper ads cost in the tens of thousands.
For forty dollars, you are spreading the word to more people than any of that other advertising, which is seen or heard only once.
You will be interested to see how many people in your town have reserved: http://www.machoose-life.org/PlateCounts.htm
The reservation form was inserted in the July/August MCFL News. Or you can print it out, http://www.machoose-life.org/images/ChooseLifeRegistrationApplication.pdf. Do it now!