Let Michele Pillar Take Your Fundraising Event to a New Level
The following is from an email sent by the Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Wisconsin to her Board of Directors after Michele spoke and gave the appeal for their fundraiser:
"Thank you again for being present and a very supportive board last night at our Banquet of Life! I just finished counting the money and pledges from last night. I believe the results are spectacular and we had a successful event. One time gifts the night of totaled $25K. New monthly pledges totaled over $800/month for a total of $10,000.00/year! (our biggest response ever in this capacity during an appeal!)"
"I should've mentioned this last night, but note that there were numerous grown children (now young adults) belonging to parents of our original steering committee and board present last night , and many of them are now GIVING on their own. One in fact gave $1,000! This is legacy at it's finest, when you raise children to have a passion in something they watched their parents give time and talents to. I love to see how God's plan for multiplication works on so any levels."
She went on to tell Michele, "I cannot thank you enough for all you are and all you do to support PRC's like ours. Small town America, and yet the need is great. I agree ... the connection ... your ministry to ours, your family to ours, your heart to ours, is profound!"
"If I were telling someone about what happens when I speak at a CPC banquet I think the strongest comment would be about the appeal at the end of the evening. I'm comfortable taking the appeal but either way, consistently, Directors tell us that they receive considerably higher totals of donations and auto-monthly-payment commitments (by quite a large margin) than in previous years of banquets. Obviously, I am grateful every single time this happens. I pray for high returns every single time."
Michele’s strong name recognition from her CCM accomplishments, radio hits in the 80’s and 90’s, her women's Clothesline conference, her new CD "You Untangle Me", and her new book, Untangled: The Truth Will Set You Free, pave the way for sold out speaking engagements at CPC Benefits nationwide. Her honesty, humor and music on stage breaks through the fear of “getting real” in areas people may not know how to access.
“Michele’s vulnerability leads by example like no speaker I’ve ever seen.”
Michele shares the moving story of her own unplanned pregnancy at the age of 17 and explains the sense of entrapment she felt at putting her youth and promising music career on hold to raise a child. In 1973, Roe vs. Wade had just enabled young women the right to abort without even informing their parents. Before hushed audiences, Michele tells about her choice to abort her pregnancy at the advice of a medical staff person. She describes how the nurse glorified how abortion would remove her “problem” and she could go on as if the pregnancy had never happened and no one would ever have to know.
What the nurse failed to share was the physical and emotional scarring that Michele would bear for the rest of her life. Moreover, neither she nor the father of the baby would ever be able to have another child.
Michele shares her personal story behind the song, Found, in her book, Untangled: The Truth Will Set You Free, and the song is on her CD, You Untangle Me.
"The foe is silence. So, I speak. To individuals, to groups, to a broken world, and I tell the truth, everything, especially that Jesus' obedient, sacrificial act is greater than any act or deed I have ever done, greater than what any of us has ever done. And because I speak, this foe has no choice but to run and hide ... back to the darkness, back to the deafening silence, to a place where there are no children playing, no babies singing, no mothers healing, and no life everlasting. This foe has not place where everything lost is found." ~ Michele Pillar
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Michele's husband, Matthew Rettick, is available to share his story with Michele at Pregnancy Center events, and for other special events.