She rests blissfully because we didn’t.
-Sarah Palin, American Politician, Author, Speaker, and Political Commentator
“I am thankful for groups like yours that spread the message...of hope and faith to grow within women who are faced with a pregnancy in less than ideal circumstances. You affirm the value of the child. You remind us that every child has purpose and value and a destiny.”
-Lisa Welchel, Actress who portrayed Blair on Facts of Life; Author; founder of “Mom Time” Ministry
“I’m really excited about being part of the Vitae Caring Foundation because I understand the power of media. I understand the power of having a message that is strong and clear and powerful. I want to applaud you for your work.”
- Glenn Beck, Radio Personality, Author, and Host of Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck Show
“We are the guardians. If we fail, who will complete this task?
If we fail here, where does the rest of the world run? Answer: nowhere.
Stand up. Get in the race. You can, will and must win.”
- Governor Mike Huckabee, Former Presidential Candidate and Host of Fox News Channel’s Huckabee
“Investments in Vitae aren’t just saving a single life, but saving a culture.”
-Sean Hannity, Co-host of FOX News Channel’s Hannity’s America
“The Vitae Caring Foundation is at the forefront of where this movement needs to go and I really applaud you. You’re changing minds, you’re changing hearts, and the world is a better place for your vision.”
-Alan Keyes, Former presidential candidate; US Ambassador to the UN Social & Economic Council
“I am glad to speak on behalf of an endeavor that recognizes the truth. If we’re willing to pool our resources, if we’re willing to do the work that is necessary to get the simple messages of truth stated with love to pierce the heart of this society, then we can break the hardening shell of its selfishness and its self-indulgence.”
-Cal Thomas, Nationally syndicated columnist and Author
“I cannot minimize the importance, in a ‘life-unfriendly’ media environment, of getting messages like this, that are positive—that are TRUTHFUL— out to the American people.”
-Laura Ingraham, radio talk show host
“Why can’t we see groups like Vitae on a national level, multiplied by ten?”
-Colonel Oliver North, Combat Decorated U.S. Marine, Author and Correspondent for Fox News
“The masters of media are the people defining the moral value system...that is why what you’re doing [Vitae Caring Foundation] is of such vital importance. You are saving lives.”
-Dave Dravecky, Motivational speaker and former major league pitcher
“I am so grateful for an organization that will hold true and stand firm in the midst of an incredible storm that is trying to destroy the moral fabric of our country... The Vitae Caring Foundation stands up and shouts, with a loud shout, that life is precious. It is a privilege to be a part of what they are doing.”

The Vitae Foundation gives voice to those who don’t have one, through the tools of today’s media. While expanding into a variety of web platforms, we have a rich history specializing in the production of televised media and purchasing airtime, in an effort to encourage a greater respect for human life, restore traditional values in our American culture, and reduce the number of abortions by using mass media education. Vitae is truly ‘bringing media to life.’

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Vitae Announces Eric Metaxas to Keynote Seattle
Dec. 4 Event

In a decidedly eclectic career, Eric Metaxas has written for VeggieTales, Chuck Colson, and the New York Times, three things not ordinarily found in the same sentence. Metaxas will offer his insights on faith in public life when he keynotes Vitae Foundation’s Seattle Pro-Life Dinner on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, 2100 Alaskan Way.  Dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m.  Registration is $100 per person ($50 tax-deductible) and can be made by calling Christi Aborn at 573-634-4316 or at  Read more about Eric Metaxas’ background and why you don’t want to miss this event!

America's 1st Pro-Life Half Marathon and 5K Results 

Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors, participants and volunteers for making this such a huge success! See results and photos. 

And the Winners Are…
Vitae’s 2014 Kansas City Chiefs’ Experience VIP Stadium Raffle

The drawing for Vitae’s 2014 Kansas City Chiefs’ Experience VIP Stadium Raffle was held Friday, September 12, at Vitae’s Kansas City Pro-Life Dinner.  Chiefs owner, Larmar Hunt, Jr. announced the Grand Prize winners, who happened to be attending the event.  Congratulations to Stephen & Cynthia Noble of Platte City.  Read more to see the list of other prize winners…

Vitae Announces Winners of 2014 Gridiron Experience VIP Raffle

Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner of Vitae's 2014 Gridiron Experience, Fred Juettner of Columbia, Mo. Fred won four tickets to an upcoming 2014 Mizzou football game (excludes Georgia), pre-game sideline passes, a tour of the athletic facilities and radio booth, a night's stay in a Columbia hotel, and a $150 gift certificate to the Tiger Team Store. Read More

Vitae Shares Research at Summer Seminars in San Diego and Dallas

Nine Pregnancy Help Centers from the San Diego area as well as the Diocese gathered on July 11 to attend a seminar on the research done by The Right Brain People™ about how centers can brand themselves and their messages to women facing an unplanned pregnancy.   Read More

Vitae KC Golf Classic Named for 20-Year Chairpersons

Vitae Foundation’s 20th Annual Pro-Life Golf Classic, held on June 30 at beautiful Shadow Glen Golf Club in Olathe, Kan., had great weather, enthusiastic golfers, and a surprise announcement at the dinner.  Vitae Founder Carl Landwehr announced that the annual tournament would be renamed the “Jerry and Kaye Meiners Pro-Life Golf Classic.”  Read More

Vitae Foundation announces winners of its “Life Issues Essay Contest.” 

Grand Prize winner:  McKenzie Keilholz, a junior at Helias Catholic High School

McKenzie’s essay was about teen human trafficking.  For her winning essay, McKenzie receives four box seat tickets to Osage County Night at the Ballpark on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  She will also throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the  St. Louis Cardinals take on the Tampa Bay Rays.

2nd Place winner:  Brandy Lueckenhoff, a sophomore at Fatima High School

Brandy’s compelling essay was about child abuse.  Brandy also receives four box seat tickets to Osage County Night at the Ballpark, and she will meet Mike Shannon while visiting the Cardinals radio/TV booths. 

Sharla Cloutier takes over East Coast Market for Vitae

Vitae Foundation has named Sharla Cloutier its Vice President of Development, East Region.  Cloutier will be responsible for building community support in order to generate sufficient revenue in the most abortion-vulnerable markets up and down the east coast. 

“We are thrilled to have Sharla join Vitae’s national fundraising team!  It’s exciting to see young professionals like Sharla willing to dedicate their lives to the cause for life,” Vitae President Carl Landwehr stated.  “Princeton educated, business background, with years of pro-life experience, she’s the perfect person to help Vitae build strong relationships with those who want to help with our mission of reaching women and saving lives.”  Read More

Vitae’s Schwartze Grant Expands Essay Contest to Include Homeschoolers, Residents of Osage County who Attend School Elsewhere 

For the seventh year in a row the Vitae Foundation has been awarded a generous grant from the Alphonse J. Schwartze Foundation, which will provide an opportunity to spread its message of life to the “Cardinal Nation.”  Vitae will be able to advertise during all 162 ball games on the St. Louis Cardinals Radio Network, which includes its flagship station KMOX and local affiliate KATI, and 123 other affiliates in nine states.  It is the fourth consecutive year the essay contest for Osage County students has been included as part of the grant.  Find out More


Collaboration Makes Meet Life Work in Missouri

(Jefferson City, Mo.)  It was the first such gathering of its kind.  Pregnancy Help Center directors from across Missouri came to Jefferson City to hear how the Meet Life campaign is faring in the Show Me state.  Initial results are impressive, according to 2013 year-end data.  The conference was sponsored by the Missouri Knights of Columbus, which is partnering with the Vitae Foundation and In His Image Ultrasound. Read More

Interview with Incoming Vitae President
Dr. Pat Castle

Harold Hendrick did an interview with Dr. Pat Castle January 14th on
Bott Radio Network.  Listen to entire interview here…

Vitae Foundation Founder Carl Landwehr Passes Baton to Dr. Pat Castle as New Vitae President

(Jefferson City, Mo.)  After 22 years, Vitae Foundation President and founder, Carl Landwehr, will pass the presidential baton of this multi-million dollar not-for-profit media organization to Dr. Pat Castle, retiring Air Force Lieutenant Colonel.  The transition will occur on June 1.  Dr. Castle is the founder of another national pro-life organization – the National LIFE Runners Team.  Landwehr will continue to work with Vitae utilizing his philanthropic and media abilities, but will no longer be the leader at the helm. Read More

Listen to Vitae Foundation’s Springfield Pro-Life Benefit Dinner featured speaker, Lisa Luby Ryan,

Lisa was interviewed by Mark Hill on Springfield’s 1340 AM Ozark’s Big Talker.  Lisa’s life experiences have lead her down a path from abuse and abortion to forgiveness and grace.  Listen as she shares a bit of her story and details on Vitae’s Springfield event on December 5.  Need to still make a reservation?  Click here to register today online.

Dr. Ben Carson: “It’s Our Job to Change the Fabric of this Nation”

Over 1,100 people filled a sold-out ballroom in Kansas City on September 20 to listen to a man who says he’s not politically correct in an age where political correctness permeates most aspects of our society. Dr. Ben Carson, world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, thanked the Vitae Foundation and its donors for standing up for an issue that relates to political incorrectness. Read More.

Vitae Foundation Presents an Evening with Kathy Ireland in Columbia

(Jefferson City, Mo.) – Formersupermodel Kathy Ireland will be the featured speaker at the Vitae (VEE-TAY) Foundation’s Columbia Pro-Life Benefit Dinner on Tuesday, September 24 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I-70 Drive.  Dinner and programbegin at 7 p.m.  The event’s honorary chairs are George and Joni Pfenenger.  The event raises funds to promote a culture of life and to help inform women facing unplanned pregnancies about resources available which can assist them in making an informed decision.  Read More.

Vitae Announces Winners of 2013 Life Issues Essay Contest

(Jefferson City, Mo.)  Two Osage County R-III, Fatima High School students are this year’s grand prize winners in Vitae Foundation’s Essay Contest on Life Issues.  Kate Massman (read essay), a 10th grader, claimed the top grand prize and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the start of the Cardinal game on July 20 which is Osage County Night at the Ballpark.Second place winner, Megan Hodge (read essay), a Fatima 9th grader, will get to visit the broadcast booth and meet Mike Shannon. Read More...

Vitae Research Published by American Thinker

Understanding the dynamics of a woman’s mind as she experiences an unplanned pregnancy is the driving force behind Vitae’s extensive Right Brain Research™.  Its latest study, “How Women Make Decisions about Unwanted Pregnancies,” has been published by American Thinker, a daily Internet publication.  The article was authored by Dr. Charles T. Kenny and Paul Swope.  Read more...

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