Annual Fundraising Banquet

It takes a community to save a baby!

Riverways Pregnancy & Family Resource Center

Annual Fundraising Banquet

Celebration of Life

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

We cordially invite you to join us in celebrating Riverways PFRC 20th anniversary. This anniversary is only possible because of countless hours of dedication from volunteers and supporters, like you, who have stood in the gap to give babies and their moms a chance at life.

We appreciate your involvement over the years and hope you will enjoy this event. From the seated dinner, to the presentation, to our special guest– every detail is meant to convey our appreciation. By the end of the evening, we hope you will feel entertained, encouraged, and engaged in this ministry in fresh, new ways.

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Gordon Douglas

“There are a lot of great preachers out there and
some very funny comedians, but nobody combines
fun and faith like Gordon Douglas”

Special Guest

Gordon Douglas
Comedian & Inspirational Speaker

Known for his keen ability to mix humor with faith, comedian and inspirational speaker Gordon Douglas will be our guest speaker.
Learning from his comedy heroes Jonathon Winters and Red Skelton- Gordon began his comedy career in Philadelphia in the ’70s and went on to Hollywood. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs, including DRYBAR and HUCKABEE.

His comedy routine is a mix of real-life events, filled with “off the wall” physical comedy and punchlines. You will relate to his side-splitting stories from his life- like the demonstration of changing his first diaper to his now famous “pantyhose dance” that has folks rolling in the aisles.

On the serious side, Gordons’s comedy skills took him from the nightclubs in Philadelphia to Hollywood – and then ended up in ministry! For the last 20 years, Gordon has served as the head of the pastoral board of the Delaware County Pregnancy Center and regional coordinator of the National Day of Prayer.

Our Underwriters

Underwriters have funded the cost of this banquet so that we can offer this banquet free of charge to our faithful supporters and friends.

Become a Table Host

Table hosts are vital to the success of this event. Their participation helps to ensure that every seat at the banquet is filled with caring individuals and potential supporters of this ministry.

Consider becoming a table host and helping us fill this event with wonderful people who want to learn how they can make a difference for mothers in unplanned pregnancy situations.

As a table host, you will be responsible for one table. Each table seats eight people, so if you attend with your spouse or bff, only six seats remain. Then invite three couples or anyone else curious about helping Riverways PFRC fulfill its mission to provide life-affirming services. Of course, you can be a table host for more than one table. After all, we do have 35 tables to fill.

Why do we host a banquet?

Even though our focus is on celebrating our supporters and volunteers, we are still engaged in our mission. We have discovered that it takes a community to save unplanned babies. We cannot reach them without you! We are dependent on the generosity of our neighbors in Salem and surrounding communities to continue this ministry for another year.

  • What is your fundraising goal?
    Our goal is $50,000. Donations from this banquet will fund almost 40% of our annual budget.
  • How is the money spent?
    100% of donations support the mission of Riverways Pregnancy and Family Resource Center in providing life-affirming services, giving moms hope as they work toward a better future for themselves and their babies.
  • Missouri is a pro-life state. Why should I give?
    While the Missouri legislature has banned abortion, neighboring states have expanded operations to accommodate women from states like Missouri. Then there is the abortion pill. The abortion pill is only a website and phone call away. A woman who is scared about her future has only to wait a few days for an unmarked package to end her child’s life. Now more than ever, we need to reach women with a message of hope and help before she makes that fatal, final decision.

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Salem, MO 65560


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