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Power of Choice 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22201
Reception begins 6:30 p.m. / program 7:30 p.m.
Attire: business/cocktail
Advance ticket sales are now closed.
Limited tickets will be available for purchase the door. Please contact or 571-970-2536 with any questions.

Special guest speakers
 Dorothy McAuliffe
 The First Lady of Virginia
Amy Hagstrom Miller
Amy Hagstrom Miller is the Founder, President and CEO of Whole Woman's Health, LLC, a reproductive health care center founded in Austin, TX in 2003 that now has eight facilities in five states and serves over 30,000 women a year. Whole Woman's Health is the lead plaintiff in the current U.S. Supreme Court case challenging Texas's targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law. This case is critical to protecting safe, legal abortion access throughout the nation.
In addition to her 24 years in direct reproductive health care work, Hagstrom Miller recently founded Shift, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strategically shifting stigma around abortion through education, training, proactive advocacy, and open and honest conversation. Her national recognition for innovation, outspoken advocacy, and action around reproductive health care has led her to be frequently quoted in the media and sought after as a conference presenter. Watch Amy's remarks on the steps of the Supreme Court after the oral arguments in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt on March 2, 2016.
Our annual awards recognizing policymakers, advocates, and activists making a difference for reproductive health and rights in Virginia.
The Aggie Wolf Defender of Choice Award 
Lori Swain
As a member of the Virginia Board of Medicine’s Genetic Counseling Advisory Board, Lori has worked behind the scenes to ensure that, despite the anti-choice push for a "religious refusal” clause for genetic counselors, pregnant women in Virginia will still be able to receive full and accurate information about prenatal diagnoses and be directed to a counselor who will provide information on all their options.
Outstanding Advocate for Choice Award
Rebecca Gotwalt
Rebecca is one of NPCV’s most active and dedicated volunteer activists, always helping to spread the word about our work and frequently stepping up to testify before policymakers, including fearlessly sharing her own personal story.

Special Lifetime Achievement Award
Elisabeth Beurskens
As the owner of Amethyst Health Center for Women in Manassas, Elisabeth made reproductive health care, including abortion, accessible to Northern Virginia women for 27 years – even in the face of constant harassment and deception from an anti-choice "crisis pregnancy center” that located itself right next door. 

Reception with wine, beer, and refreshments, and the chance to meet and mingle with Virginia's leading pro-choice activists, advocates, and political leaders.

Silent auction with great prizes like jewelry, wine, art, spa treatments, theater tickets, and even a week's stay in the Virgin Islands!


(Advance ticket sales are now closed.)
General Admission
$125 each
"Choice Power Couple " discount
$200 for 2 tickets
Current GEM for Choice member discount
$100 each
Student/young professional discount
$50 each

Sponsors are critical to making this event, and our work throughout the year, possible. All Power of Choice sponsors are:
  • Invited to a VIP meet-and-greet at the event with our speaker, honorees, special guests, and board members. 
  • Listed on our website, invitation, and program, and recognized at the event.
Diamond Sponsor
$2,5008 tickets
Reserved seating; option of program advertisement; core sponsor benefits
Platinum Sponsor$1,0006 tickets
Reserved seating; option of program advertisement; core sponsor benefits
Gold Sponsor$5004 tickets
Option of program advertisement; core sponsor benefits
Silver Sponsor$2502 tickets
Core sponsor benefits
Young Leader Sponsor (student/young professional)


2 student/young professional tickets
Core sponsor benefits


Thank you to our 2016 Power of Choice Sponsors!

Amy Eckert •  Drs. Steve Wolf & Lisa Kelly
Andrea Bridgeman & Steve Parker  •  Pat Davis  •  Steve Descano  •
Brian Dixon  •  Emily Francis  •  Mary Jane Gallagher   •  Debbie Levin Jardot
Julie Smyth Bruns  •  Barbara Burgess  •  Falls Church Healthcare Center  •  Dr. Sara Imershein  •  Pam McCoach  •  Joan McKown & James Brigagliano  •  Kimberly Smith
Delegate Jennifer Boysko  •  Catholics for Choice  •  Sally Hill Cooper •  Pat Crusenberry  •  DC Abortion Fund  •  Nancy DiPaolo  •  Jim Edmondson  •  Senator Barbara Favola  •  Elizabeth & Bill Fogarty •  Megan Gallagher  •  Rebecca & Brandon Gotwalt •  Angela Guzman  •  H & W Printing  •  Charlie Jackson  •  Delegate Kaye Kory • League of Women Voters of Virginia  •  Jamie Lockhart  •  Elizabeth & Jan Lodal  •  Delegate Alfonso Lopez  •  Paula Thompson Marshall (PTM) Master Skincare Specialist  •  Emily McCoy  •  NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland  •  Gary Spoden  •  Valerie Stucky & Richard Joyce  •  Lori Swain  •  Virginia Latina Advocacy Network  •  Virginia NOW  •  Senator Jennifer Wexton
Young Leader Sponsor:
Arlington Young Democrats  •   Delegate Lashrecse Aird   •  Friends of Patrick Hope  •  Kate Keenan 
Please contact or (571) 970-2603 with any questions.
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