Because of You

An Evening With Author Lisa Wingate

The Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Women’s Auxiliary Council will host New York Times bestselling author Lisa Wingate on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Wingate’s book, Before We Were Yours, is an historic fiction based on the stunning real-life story of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society and its Memphis branch director, Georgia Tann. From the 1920s through 1950, thousands of children of single mothers and poverty-stricken parents were taken away — sometimes even quietly whisked off front porches or from hospital maternity wards—and placed for adoption to families who could afford to pay. Before We Were Yours tells the stories of the children, through twelve-year-old Rill Foss, stolen from her family’s Mississippi River shantyboat with her four young siblings and held in an orphan house where uncertainty and danger wait around every corner. It is a NYT best-seller, Goodreads Choice 2017 Winner, USA Today Bestseller, and a People magazine “one of the summer’s best reads”.

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and NYT bestselling author of more than 20 novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her work was honored by the Americans for More Civility for promoting greater kindness and civility in American life.

Date:

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Location:

The Exchange
6520 Riverside Drive
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Program:

6:00 - 7:15PM - Registration, Cocktail Hour
6:00 - 6:45PM - Silent Auction
7:30 - 8:30PM - Keynote Presentation, Q&A
8:30PM - Book Signing

Each $100 ticket includes a copy of the book Before We Were Yours, two beverage tickets, hearty hors d’oeuvres, complimentary gift tote and much more! This event will sell out.

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable and will be acknowledged as a donation if you are unable to attend. If you transfer your ticket, please contact us and let us know who will be coming in your stead.

Click here to get your tickets for the event.

The Mount Carmel St. Ann's Women's Auxiliary Council is an active, faith-based group dedicated to supporting the mission of Mount Carmel St. Ann's, the communities it serves, and the nearly 4,500 babies welcomed by the hospital each year. Proceeds from this special event will support the critical needs of babies and their mothers served by the OB clinic.

For more information about tickets or the Women's Auxiliary Council, please contact Denise Wible at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614-848-7792.

How You Can Get Involved:

In addition to providing your organization with valuable community exposure, this signature speaking event offers a fabulous evening to be enjoyed by your employees or top clients. Let us know which level fits your needs.

Cost: $5,000

Benefits:

  • 6 event tickets with reserved seating
  • 6 Meet the Author Reception tickets
  • Photograph with Lisa Wingate
  • 6 signed books

Recognition:

  • Company logo on event signage
  • Company logo in all event materials
  • Company mention/logo in all promotion including email, social media and print
  • Name on Donor Wall at Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Cost: $2,500

Benefits:

  • 4 event tickets with reserved seating
  • 4 Meet the Author Reception tickets
  • Photograph with Lisa Wingate
  • 4 signed books

Recognition:

  • Company mention in select event materials
  • Company mention in select event promotion
  • Company mention on event signage
  • Name on Donor Wall at Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Cost: $1,250

Benefits:

  • 2 event tickets with reserved seating
  • 2 Meet the Author Reception tickets
  • Photograph with Lisa Wingate
  • 2 signed books

Recognition:

  • Company mention in select event materials
  • Company mention on event signage
  • Name on Donor Wall at Mount Carmel St. Ann's

For more information or to secure a sponsorship, contact Amy Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 380-898-4107. Sponsorships can also be purchased online here.