On December 4, WYA shared an evening with some of its closest friends and supporters at the 10th Annual World Youth Alliance Dinner Honoring George Weigel. The evening was a way of thanking WYA’s donors, who have built up WYA’s work over the past 15 years through their generous support.
WYA board member Dr. Timothy Flanigan served as the Dinner Committee Chair. The evening opened up with personal testimonies from staff and alumni on how WYA’s work has changed their lives and how they translate WYA’s mission into everyday action. WYA Founder Anna Halpine presented an update of projects, including the launch of the Human Dignity Curriculum for students, and the opening of the FEMM Clinic in Columbus, Ohio. Board Chair Ann Seabright presented the Mary R. Smith Award, in memory of her mother’s legacy, to George Weigel for his tremendous and constant support which has enabled WYA’s success to this day. The evening ended with a moving speech by George on WYA’s work in the midst of the current culture of the world. The evening was a great close to the year 2013, as WYA looks forward to its 15th birthday in 2014.