2018 Carolina Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet
We celebrate the ministry of CPC with our annual fundraising banquet each spring. It is a chance for us to look back at the previous year and see all that God has done in and through the lives of our staff, volunteers, and clients. He continues to amaze us with His goodness and the miracles he performs in the clients we serve. Our banquet is a time for supporters of CPC to get together and invite others to learn more about CPC. We usually have between 1200-1500 people attend. The way our seats are filled is tables are sponsored by individuals, churches, businesses, and civic groups, then these table sponsors invite people to sit at their table. There are ten seats per table and sponsorship is $400. Please call today and reserve yours! If you are unable to sponsor, you may still call and be added to the waiting list for seats that open up. While we can make no guarantees about the number of seats we will have, we do everything we can to accommodate as many as possible. We would love to have you join us!
HP Expo Center 6655 Pottery Road, Spartanburg, SC
Mark your Calendar for: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Founder and CCO of the Radiance Foundation
Ryan has a rather unique perspective of the innate nature of Purpose. His biological mother was raped yet courageously gave him a chance to live and the beautiful gift of adoption. He was adopted at 6 weeks of age and grew up in a loving, multi-racial Christian family of 15. With siblings of varying ethnicities, he grew up with a great appreciation for diversity. Ten of the thirteen children were adopted in this remarkable family. His life defies the myth of the “unwanted” child as he was adopted, loved and has flourished.
Today, he is an Emmy® Award-winning Creative Professional who founded The Radiance Foundation (TRF), a life-affirming 501(c)(3), along with his wife, Bethany. He is a broadcast media designer, producer, columnist, passionate factivist, international public speaker and author of the new powerful book, Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong.
From congressional briefings on Capitol Hill to launching billboard campaigns in major cities across the country to advocating for adoption (see our AdoptedAndLoved.com initiative) to inspiring youth & adults with their one-of-a-kind multimedia presentations, Ryan has had incredible opportunities to address hundreds of thousands across the country.
Through Radiance, Ryan has worked with organizations around the world to illuminate the truth about human dignity. Ryan earned his Masters in Communications from Regent University where he was named an Alumnus of the Year. He and Bethany also received the Messiah College Christian Stewardship Alumni Award. Ryan was recognized for his leadership on pivotal social issues by Star Parker and given C.U.R.E.’s inaugural Lion Chaser Award (based on 2 Samuel 23:20). In March 2017, Ryan was honored to be given the Ignite Courage Award by the Delaware Family Policy Council for his courage in standing for the truth in love (I Corinthians 16:13-14). The Institute on Religion & Democracy also recently named Ryan as one of the 100 Influential Protestants You Ought to Know.
Ryan has several decades of experience in leadership as well as in mentoring and educating young people. As a creative director, writer, designer, motionographer, and public speaker, and citizen journalist he has been able to share with diverse audiences about Purpose and the Hope that transforms. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreach, The Radiance Foundation addresses a myriad of social issues in the context of God-given purpose. As Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation, Ryan hopes to continue to impact millions to embrace their intrinsic value and the incredible possibility with which we are all created.
Ryan is happily married to the love of his life, Bethany. They are the proud homeschooling parents of four amazing children, two of whom are adopted. They are his daily inspiration in illuminating that every human life has purpose.