The gala is an annual fundraising dinner held each Fall aimed at introducing new donors to the ministry as well as celebrate life with our current supporters. Each year we aim to fill the room with individuals who can impact the issue of abortion in our community in a significant way. Gala guests are invited by table hosts to be introduced to the ministry, hear testimonies of transformed lives, and be encouraged through a special featured speaker.
The event is by invitation. We hope you will consider praying about attending or hosting a table of friends who have the capacity to give to change lives in our city.
The Hilton Downtown
211 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL
November 11th, 2021
Doors Open: 6 PM
Dinner & Program: 6:30-9 PM
This year's featured speaker is Roland C Warren, is an inspirational leader with a mind for business and a heart for Christ. His background in the corporate world, his extensive experience in nonprofit management, and his deep faith and understanding of scripture enable him to lead Care Net's efforts to transform people with the Gospel, empowering them to choose life for their unborn children. Moreover, he has successfully expanded Care Net's vision, leading the pro-life and pregnancy center movements to help women and men build strong families. This approach is changing the pro-life movement into a pro-abundant life movement, inspired by Roland's vision and leadership.
Care Net has benefited from the strategic planning skills that Roland cultivated in his career prior to entering the nonprofit world. An alumnus of Princeton University, Roland received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to hold positions for more than two decades at IBM, PepsiCo, Goldman Sachs, and Princeton University. Roland is also a sought-after speaker at national pro-life conferences and events, pregnancy center events, church and pastoral events, and in the national media.
Roland is married to Dr. Yvette Lopez-Warren. They have two sons — Jamin, a graduate of Harvard University, and Justin, a graduate of the University of North Carolina.
Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available
Please contact Jessica Rickenbach at 813-654-0491 ext. 1005 to partner with us as a Gala Underwriter.