THSC will host our 19th annual Gala and Fundraiser on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the beautiful Lakeway Resort in Austin. Join us as we spread the vision of THSC and raise funds to continue to fight for the rights of the family. Friends and supporters of THSC will come together for an elegant dinner and program led by master of ceremonies, Texas State Rep. James Frank. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear our honored guest, former presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, as he opens the evening sharing his heart for defending our liberties and fighting for faith, family, and the future. Your support is critical as we fight to keep our freedoms to direct the care, custody, and education of our children. Stand with us in our mantra: “Keeping Texas Families Free!”
A native of Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012 and became known as a voice for conservatives. In June 2012 Rick launched Patriot Voices, a grassroots and online community of Americans committed to promoting faith, family, freedom, and opportunity.
Prior to running for President, Rick served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995 and in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007, where he was known as one of the most successful government reformers in our history, prompting a Washington Post reporter to write, "Santorum was a Tea Party kind of guy before there was a Tea Party."
Rick wrote and championed legislation that outlawed the heinous procedure known as partial-birth abortion. He also sponsored the Born Alive Infants Protection Act and cosponsored both the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and the Combating Autism Act because he believes each and every individual has value and that the most vulnerable in our society need to be protected.
Rick and his wife of 23 years, Karen, are the parents of seven wonderful children: Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Sarah Maria, Peter, Patrick, and Isabella. During his run for President, Rick spoke passionately about his belief that strong families help produce a strong economy. He shared his views that we must expand opportunities for all Americans by encouraging incentives for marriage, children, and free enterprise. An accomplished author, Rick penned the 2005 New York Times best seller, It Takes a Family
A longtime resident of Wichita Falls, Texas State Rep. James Frank is committed to limited, efficient government principles that encourage economic growth, individual liberty, and maximized local control. With a degree in finance from Texas A&M University, 11 years in the banking industry, and almost 15 years as the owner of both Sharp Iron Group and Transland, manufacturing businesses which employ more than 130 people, Representative Frank brings a unique and necessary set of skills to the Texas Legislature. During his brief time so far in Austin, he has been a strong advocate for school choice, parental rights, and on home school issues, including working closely with THSC on both the Texas Parental Rights Restoration Act and the “Tim Tebow” UIL Participation Bill.
Representative Frank has served four years on the board of THSC and is a committed community and church leader. He and his wife of 24 years, Alisha, have four sons, all of whom are or were home schooled.
Designated sponsors will meet Celebrity Guests at the VIP Reception preceding the Gala. Legacy and Heritage Sponsors will enjoy dining with a Celebrity Guest at their table for the dinner.