11:00am - 1:00pm
The 20th Annual Celebrating Life Luncheon
This year we are excited to have World Renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and Multi-Award Winning Christian Songwriter/Artist Matthew West. Proceeds from the Luncheon will benefit 20 local nonprofits on the “front line” that are actively furthering Council for Life’s mission of empowering women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices.
Since 2001, Council for Life has raised more than $9 million to fund a multitude of agencies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area doing life-saving work related to the complex issues that surround unplanned pregnancies. These agencies serve the most vulnerable in our community with compassionate care through Pregnancy Resource Centers, Adoption and Foster Care, Maternity Homes, Youth Mentoring, Parenting and Life Skills Education, Post-Abortion Counseling, Sexual Risk Avoidance, Targeted Media Outreach and Support for Families Who have Chosen to Carry a Child with a Life-Limiting Diagnosis.
We are privileged to name Ann and David Carruth and Lisa and Kenny Troutt as this year’s Luncheon Honorary Co-Chairs. Ann and Lisa were part of the visionary group of 11 women who founded Council for Life in 2001 and have remained active in their leadership and support of the organization ever since. The Carruths and the Troutts are dedicated to philanthropic and community efforts that promote the sanctity of life, faith, liberty and American values.
Dr. Carson is an American retired neurosurgeon, author, and politician who served as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2017 to 2021. He was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 Republican primaries. He is considered a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery.
Matthew West is a five-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and a 2018 Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient. He has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year.