Trey had the crowd in stitches from the beginning with jokes about Republican and Democratic colleagues, his wife and kids. Once the jokes and laughter were over and he began sharing his experiences as a prosecutor and 7-time death penalty litigator, the crowd was mesmerized. He expertly tied the sanctity of life into his speech as he compared a career being surrounded by death
Our guest feedback was tremendous. People genuinely enjoyed Rep Gowdy's presentation. He was the perfect choice for this year's event. When we first considered him, there was genuine concern that he might be too partisan or divisive. But in the end, he was neither. He definitely knows how to bring people together around the basic core concepts of truth and unity. He was easy to work with and was very open with our guests
Trey Gowdy is one of the kindest, most humble speakers I have ever interacted with! He was so intentional about wanting to know what we needed and how he could best serve us. You have a winner in him! We are more than doubled our sponsorship of the evening allowing us to walk into the night in the black and I have no doubt part of that is because of the speaker!
Trey Gowdy is the most marvelous speaker we've ever had and our audience absolutely loved him - gave him a big standing ovation. I'll have more info for you next week, after we've crunched numbers and such, but I can already tell you it was our best event ever in terms of fundraising. Mr. Gowdy's speech as poignant and impactful. He is a gracious, charming, low-maintenance guest. We could not be happier with Mr. Gowdy or our event.
I'm happy to tell you that we met our fundraising goal with Mr. Gowdy as keynote speaker of our Champions for Life event. This year's event was our most profitable, the best attended (it was a sell out) and reaped the highest rewards in ways that count beyond monies raised. Mr. Gowdy was the most prepared, most passionate and truly the most eloquent speaker I've ever seen. He had our audience in the palm of his hand from the get-go and the atmosphere in the hall was electric.