Amazing Grace: William Wiberforce

Family Foundation Gala Set For November 20

The Family Foundation of Virginia's Annual Gala Celebration is only a few weeks away.  This year's Gala is on Thursday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m., at the Greater Richmond Convention Center's Grand Ballroom. It is black tie optional and a private reception for event sponsors begins at 6:00. We are especially excited about our keynote speaker, Phill Kline. Last year, attendees were amazed at the presentation of Eric Metaxas, author of Amazing Grace: William Wiberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, the companion book to the critically acclaimed movie Amazing Grace. His talk about William Wilberforce set the stage for a real life Wilberforce at this year's event: Phill Kline.

For some hard core news junkies, Mr. Kline may be a familiar name, while most people probably are unfamiliar with him. But no one in American politics better represents our theme this year: "Principle Over Politics." Mr. Kline has faced dramatic political, personal and legal repercussions for his battles with Planned Parenthood, first as the attorney general of Kansas and now as a county prosecutor. He may be the foremost pro-life public official in America today and his commitment to expose Planned Parenthood's cover-up of illegal activities in Kansas truly is inspiring. Although it has cost him elections, Mr. Kline  has not compromised his principles. To preview his talk, we will post here in the near future an interview we are going to conduct with him. We also will post some video of and about him, starting with one at the end of this page.

Tickets for the Gala are $85 per person or $165 per couple. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. To reserve your tickets or to become a sponsor, click here for a printable order form. (For more information about the Gala and articles about Mr. Kline, click here.) Completed forms can be mailed to:  

The Family Foundation of Virginia One Capitol Square 830 East Main Street Suite 1201 Richmond, Virginia 23219

For those travelling a long distance, we have secured a significantly discounted group rate at a nearby hotel that will be guaranteed through October 30. For more information concerning tickets, sponsorship opportunities or hotel reservations, please contact Dan Thompson at (804) 343-0010 or e-mail with "Gala Information Request" in the subject line.  

We look forward to seeing you in Richmond on November 20. In the meantime, to give you a preview of what to expect, please view the video interview below with Phill Kline by Laura Ingraham on the Fox News Channel: