Andrea Tantaros, co-host of “Outnumbered” and “The Five” on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at Vitae Foundation’s Dallas Pro-Life Event on Friday, October 30. Dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas.
Registration is $100/person ($50 tax-deductible) and can be made by calling Christi Aborn at 573-634-4316. Online reservations will also be accepted at http://www.vitaefoundation.org/events. Registration fee is non-refundable.
Anne Carmichael has been tapped to lead Vitae’s Dallas market. In this role Anne works with Vitae supporters and Pregnancy Help Centers in the Dallas area, leveraging media to bring hope to women facing an unplanned pregnancy and to build a culture of life. Her territory also includes Chicago and Kansas City, highly abortion-prone areas where Vitae’s media strategies are changing hearts and minds and saving lives.
Anne has been working to make abortion unthinkable for over 35 years. She has been with the Vitae Foundation for nearly a decade. Working alongside then President Carl Landwehr, she implemented one of Vitae’s largest ($2 million) “attitude changing” campaigns to date that had significant national impact.
In 2009, she spearheaded an aggressive ad campaign directing pregnant women in need to Greater Kansas City area Pregnancy Help Centers offering free support services. That life-saving campaign has just finished its 5th year and has saved close to 1,000 babies there. She led Vitae’s largest strategic planning effort and has personally raised over $3.5 million for its life-saving mission.
Anne’s a past lobbyist/community organizer for the Missouri Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the Catholic Church in Missouri. While there, she played a lead role in the passage of the partial-birth abortion legislation including the successful override of the Governor’s veto-which was only the 7th in Missouri’s history. As the first Executive Director for Missouri Right to Life, she grew their chapters by 30 percent. Her efforts increased awareness of the issue and helped make Missouri a recognized leader among other states during that period.
Anne is a member of the advisory board for Aid for Women, Chicago’s largest network of pregnancy support and outreach centers. Anne also serves as the VP of Communications for the National LIFE Runners Team and is a LIFE Runners’ Devotions author. She has finished six half’s and one full marathon with them. Anne earned a B.S. in business management from William Woods University (summa cum laude) and is a life-long member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. She has been married to Jim for 30 years. She writes a blog, Running for Life, and manages social media for Vitae. She’s been honored by several organizations including Zonta International; International Biographical Centre; Marquis Who’s Who; and Outstanding Young Women of America. Anne can be reached at Annec@vitaefoundation.org.