Due to the current climate of uncertainty in New York City, our 2020 Great Defender of Life Dinner is POSTPONED until Fall of 2021




We are putting together a full-color booklet, which will be a keepsake, filled with pages of appreciation. Our aim is to produce something beautiful in a time of discord and anxiety.

If you like this idea, and want to be a part of it, please click here for details!

We are not looking to “sell” these pages, just to cover the modest cost, so we are offering you, on a first-come first-served basis, $100 for a full page, $50 for a half page. You may submit color photos, drawings, text—any meaningful tribute to a great defender of life to you or your community. If you want a memorial or tribute to be listed, and send in a name only, we will list it at no cost to you.

This journal is a meaningful way for the Foundation to mark this extraordinary time in our history and to acknowledge, with gratitude, the community of those devoted to our mission.

You must send in your artwork or message by August 1 to ensure your space!

Rather just donate to help us recover from the loss of our Annual Dinner? Thank You! DONATE



                                                                                See below about more general annual dinner information, and links to past events.


Each year, the Human Life Review honors a worthy person or persons with its Great Defender of Life Award. A fund raising dinner is held each fall at the Union League Club in New York City’s Murray Hill neighborhood. The club’s warm atmosphere and the gathering of like-minded people makes this dinner a NYC pro-life scene favorite, and many of our loyal readers and supporters come year after year. 

We’d like to invite you to join this special and growing family. 

Check this page for regular info and updates about our most current and past dinners, and as always, feel free to add your comments and questions!



Can’t make the dinner?   Your fully tax deductible gift will help us to ensure a successful evening for all involved. Your name will also be recognized in the dinner journal.


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Many thanks to all our advertisers. This year’s dinner journal features a wonderful tribute to our Founder J.P. McFadden! Complete Dinner Journal 2018
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Great Defender of Life 2016: The Video!

Missed our annual dinner back in October? You can watch all the proceedings here! Also check our photo gallery of the event, and check back often for more photos, news—and exciting updates about next year!   PART ONE   Fr. John McCartney: 0:34 Maria McFadden Maffucci...
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Carl A. Anderson: Great Defender of Life Award Acceptance Speech

October 27, 2016, Union League Club, New York Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen and my brother Knights of Columbus, it is an honor to be with you this evening to accept the Great Defender of Life Award.  Dorian and I first became active in the pro-life cause in the 1970s...
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