Meet Our New President

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By: Scott Zipperle
Posted on: March 25, 2013

Meet Our New President

MARCH FOR LIFE Board Names Jeanne F. Monahan Full-Time President

Jeanne F. MonahanWashington, DC – November 16, 2012 – The Board of Directors of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, which organizes and runs the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, unanimously voted to make Jeanne F. Monahan full time President of the March for Life. Ms. Monahan was previously a Board Member and was serving as Interim President following the passing of Founder and President Nellie J. Gray. Prior to being named the full-time President of the March for Life, Ms. Monahan was the Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council in Washington, DC. In this capacity, she served as an expert on life issues and a regular media contributor on issues related to the dignity of human life. Prior to her service at FRC, Ms. Monahan served in various capacities at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A life-long advocate for life, Ms. Monahan holds a Bachelor’s Degree from James Madison University and a Master of Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America.

“Jeanne is a strong pro-life advocate who will continue the strong leadership of Nellie Gray and bring us closer to a culture of life,” said Patrick E. Kelly, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “The Board and I are very much looking forward to working with Jeanne in this new, full-time capacity and are looking forward to our largest March in history this January.”

The 40th MARCH FOR LIFE will be held on the National Mall on January 25, 2013.

Media Inquiries may be directed to:

Jeanne F. Monahan

President, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund
Phone: 202-635-5472
Twitter: @jeannemfl

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