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Ruth Institute Hosts First Gala Dinner and Makes Marriage Cool for Millenials

Non-Profit Educational Group Celebrates Life-long Married Love

Contact: Jennifer Masse, Director of Public Relations & Strategy, Syndicate Pictures, Inc., 610-565-9640 ext 207, jmasse@syndicatepictures.com 

SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- The non-profit Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage's Education Fund, announced today it will host its first gala dinner on June 2, 2013 at the Town and Country Resort, Hotel Circle in San Diego, CA, concluding its fifth annual "It Takes A Family" (ITAF) student conference. Tickets are available to the general public until May 23rd.

This is the capstone event of the ITAF conference where Ruth Institute's signature student training event's young adults (aged 18 to 30) hear from leading marriage and family academic experts and cultural leaders. They lead discussions on the institution of marriage and how to nurture and protect it.

Proceeds from the event will go toward funding student scholarships for next year's ITAF conference. Ruth Institute covers all food and accommodation expenses and covers one-half of travel expenses for all student attendees.

Single tickets are $100 and two-tickets are $200. Tickets for a group of four are $350 and $600 for a group of eight. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.ITAFGala.org or call (760) 295-9278.

The gala will feature entertainment and prizes, plus a live auction and raffle. The master of ceremonies is Catholic Radio host Patrick Coffin, host of the top-rated show, Catholic Answers Live on EWTN Catholic Radio and Sirius XM. A former stage actor, Coffin has appeared on FOX Channel, Comedy Central and EWTN Catholic Television.

The evening's special guest and keynote speaker is former FBI agent turned Hollywood screen writer, and technical advisor for TV shows about counter-terrorism, Tim Clemente. Clemente co-created and co-wrote the CBS pilot Washington Field and has written and produced episodes for The Unit on CBS, Lie To Me on Fox and NCIS Los Angeles on CBS.

Remarks will also be given by Ruth Institute's President, Founder and noted Economist, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. She taught economics at Yale University and George Mason University for 15 years and is the Senior Research Fellow in Economics at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

Dr. Morse is also the author of Smart Sex: Finding Life-long Love in a Hook-up World (2005), and Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family Doesn't Work (2001), recently reissued in paperback, as Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

"We're really excited to inaugurate the first gala dinner at this year's ITAF conference," said Dr. Morse.

"For five years now, Ruth Institute has been educating and inspiring who we feel are among the best-and-brightest young adults to embrace our core value of viewing marriage as a life-long commitment between one man and one woman," she said.

"People who purchase tickets and attend our gala will have the opportunity to mingle with these outstanding young men and women. In fact, that's a major highlight to the evening's entertainment and activities," she said.

Headquartered in San Diego, The Ruth Institute is a non-profit organization that educates and informs the public about sustaining American marriage culture and the importance of keeping it between one man and one woman. Ruth Institute is also a project of the National Organization for Marriage's Education Fund, a 501c3 non-profit.