The Human Life Foundation’s Annual

Great Defender of Life Dinner


Micheal Flaherty & Ruben Diaz

Please join the Human Life Foundation at our 13th annual gala, where we will honor two men who defend the sanctity of life in the public square.

Micheal Flaherty is an educator and the co-founder of Walden Media, a film production company whose releases include The Chronicles of Narnia, Bridge to Terabithia, The Giver, Amazing Grace, and other blockbusters. The family-friendly films Walden has produced present to a society saturated in pro-death messaging the timeless Judeo-Christian values of the sanctity of human life and the virtue of heroic self-giving.

Ruben Diaz has represented the 32nd District (South Bronx) in the New York State Senate since 2002. Throughout his career, he has been an outspoken and courageous defender of life, recently in the forefront of the fight to defeat Gov. Cuomo’s radical Abortion Expansion Law. An ordained minister of the Church of God, Rev. Diaz is also the President of the NY Hispanic Clergy Organization.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at the Union League Club of New York


Our dinner is one of the most noted pro-life social events in New York. Your purchase will support the ongoing publication of the Human Life Review:



Tickets & Tables are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law; Students fully tax-deductible.

Also consider supporting the Human Life Foundation at one of our Host Committee levels, each named in honor of a pro-life hero. Each package includes a Sponsor Table, a full-page ad in our 2015 Dinner Journal, and additional benefits.


  •  Harold O. J. Brown Level             $5,000
  • Clare Boothe Luce Level               $10,000


Greater donation opportunities are also available, please contact our office for more information.



Great Defender of Life Award past Honorees:

Eric and Susanne Metaxas (2013)

James Buckley (2012)

Paul Greenberg (2011)

William McGurn (2010)

Ellen Fielding & Mary Meehan & William Murchison (2009)

Rita Marker & Wesley Smith (2008)

Chris Smith (2007)

Mary Kenny (2006)

Nat Hentoff (2005)

Hadley Arkes (2004)

Henry J. Hyde (2003)

Read about our Foundation Heroes