Attend the Banquet Introduction A Hope Center has just two major fund raisers every year. The spring banquet event provides an opportunity to celebrate, inspire, and unify our partnership in ministry. AHC friends look forward to the banquet’s keynote address, which is consistently delivered by a talented speaker who motivates a room full of people with a message of life.
Attend the 2013 Banquet In order to sustain unparalleled growth in services for our community, the ministry support base is challenged to grow. Attending the banquet is an easy way to help. The tickets are free, but a commitment to attend is necessary, and you will be asked to consider partnership in ministry through financial giving. Table hosts are used to fill the event. Many AHC friends who agree to be table hosts say it is easy to invite people they know who will appreciate A Hope Center’s mission.
Plan to discover how A Hope Center pierces the dark places with the life-giving light of truth at this year's banquet. Mark Shultz will entertain, captivate, and inspire you with his message of hope communicated in both song and speech. Partner with us in bringing light to our community!
Date: Tuesday, April 23 Time: 6:30 PM
Keynote Speech and Music: Mark Schultz
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Tickets areFREE, but this is a fundraising event. Table Hosts are needed! Just fill a table of ten guests.
Over 1,000 people graced a grand venue at the War Memorial Coliseum for 2012's annual banquet. The year's keynote speaker was Shawn Carney: Co-founder of 40 Days for Life, record-breaking fundraiser, and television personality. Shawn Carney is one of the youngest and most inspirational pro-life speakers in America today.
In 2004, Shawn helped to lead the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas. This breakthrough initiative – made up of 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, round-the-clock peaceful vigil outside a local abortion center, and grassroots door-to-door outreach – dropped local abortion numbers by 28%.
Shawn’s experience in local and national pro-life ministry has led him across America, inspiring audiences at pregnancy center events, conferences, fundraising banquets, churches, colleges, and high schools. His passion for helping women and the unborn is contagious.
Shawn's passion and vigor was surely felt as he spoke of his personal experiences that have shaped his love and devotion to the ministry. He challenged us all to recognize the potential we have to make a change in our world through prayer, fasting, and giving of our resources.
Almost $176,000 in pledges was raised for the purpose of sustaining life ministry in our community. These preliminary numbers leave us about $20,000 short of our fundraising goal.
If you feel led to give to the ministry in order to help us reach our funding goals, please do so below.
Thank you for taking part in this ministry!
By mail Simply send your check or money order with a return address for your receipt to: A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources Attn: Bev, web site giving 3630 Hobson Road Fort Wayne, IN 46815 With VISA, Mastercard, or PayPal accounts Use PayPal to make your secure online donation. (The service uses 128-bit encryption, the highest level commercially available.) Simply type in your donation amount and choose the type of donation ("general" if you don't have a category). If the donation is for Strides of Hope, please type in the name of the participant that you are sponsoring. You will be directed upon "submit" to the paypal website where you can choose to pay with a credit card with no paypal account or login to your paypal account to make payment choices.
Give automatically using a PayPal online pledge Use your credit card, debit card, or bank account with PayPal subscriptions. Your ongoing gifts will provide vital support for the Center's ongoing operating expenses.
Simply click on the subscription amount that best suits your budget for Offering hope. In pregnancy ... in life. If you don't have a free and secure PayPal account, you'll be asked to sign up in order to use this convenient service. An account you specify will be debited each month for your pledge amount.