Focus on Life Benefit Dinner

October 14, 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
DeVos Place Ballrooms
303 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids
$125 per person / $1,250 per table

Focus on Life Benefit DinnerThe 37th annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner will be the largest prolife banquet in Michigan, will incorporate 20 student volunteers, and will feature award-winning journalist and New York Times Bestselling author Raymond Arroyo.

Guest Speaker: Raymond Arroyo

As a Fox News Contributor and Editorial Advisor to the top-rated program The Ingraham Angle, he has created the popular “Seen and Unseen” and “Friday Follies” segments that have become audience favorites.

As founding News Director, Managing Editor, and Lead Anchor for EWTN News, Arroyo is known for his penetrating interviews. He has interrogated the leading figures of the day, including Mother Teresa of Calcutta; Placido Domingo; Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump; and the only English language interview with Pope Benedict XVI.

Arroyo is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has acted and directed in New York and London.

Emcee: Lisa Posthumus Lyons

Lisa Posthumus Lyons is in her second term as Kent County Clerk. She was elected to the Clerk’s Office in 2016 and re-elected in 2020. Prior to serving at the county level, she represented her community in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2011 to 2016. A graduate of Michigan State University, Lyons was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan.

Grand Rapids Right to Life Update

Grand Rapids Right to Life president, Laura Alexandria, will give an update on the organization’s accomplishments in the past year.

Special Highlight

  • Following the event, Raymond Arroyo will sell copies of his books and CDs.


  • 5:30 PM – No-Host Bar in the Secchia Lobby. Credit card purchases only.
  • 6:30 PM – Program Begins


  • To purchase tickets with a check, submit a completed registration form.
  • To purchase tickets with a credit card, click here. Processing fees will apply.

Student Volunteers

  • A limited number of high school students are needed to volunteer at this event.
  • To secure your spot, contact Laura by September 30.


  • It is recommended that tickets be purchased by September 23, 2024.
  • Seat assignments will be mailed to ticket holders on October 1, 2024.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • Any tickets not used will be considered a donation to Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Laura A.

An awesome woman who fights daily for the prolife cause!