Rick Santorum!

Courage is not a word used often in modern American politics. In a nation where politicians are more driven by the protestors they see looking out the window of their offices or the latest poll numbers, few are more loyal to our founding principles than our 2012 Richmond Gala speaker, Rick Santorum. See our exciting announcement video, here.

A native of Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum is a former United States Senator and candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination for president, and has been a voice for principled conservatives whose voices have been largely ignored by establishment politicians. But he is perhaps most known for his devotion to his family — his wife of 22 years, Karen, and their children Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Sarah Maria, Peter, Patrick and Bella.

Guided by his faith in God and his belief that our nation can only survive by returning to the founding principles of the sanctity of life and marriage, constitutional government and the values of honesty and hard work, Rick Santorum was given little chance by the "experts" when he launched his campaign for president — only to shock the media and establishment politicians through his grassroots approach to campaigning and his unapologetic adherence to our shared values. We are thrilled that he will join us once again in Richmond, as he was our Gala speaker in 2003.

Speaking of Truth and Courage . . . former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be the featured speaker at The Family Foundation's Annual Gala. 

You won’t want to miss hearing Rick Santorum address the crowd at our annual Gala on Saturday evening, October 6, in Richmond. As with the last three years when former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Congressman Mike Pence and business executive Herman Cain inspired crowds of more than 1,000 people, Rick's personal story will encourage, motivate and energize you for the future.

Already, there has been a positive media buzz as this piece on the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot blog attests. Join other like-minded people from around the commonwealth at this one-of-a-kind event that has become a "must attend" for conservative Virginians and a "who’s who" for politicians and elected officials.

Details including information on sponsorship packages, tickets and program advertisements will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead, but in the meantime, we hope you will reserve this date on your calendar. For additional information, visit our Gala page, here. To receive the information by mail or for questions, please call us at (804) 343-0010 or e-mail Gala@FamilyFoundation.org.