‘The award is in memory of a true trailblazer who overcame racism, sexism and fake feminism for the justice of women and the unborn’
April 7, 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. — The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.radiance.life), is proud to announce that Catherine Davis, president and founder of The Restoration Project, has been named the winner of the first annual Radiance Foundation Dr. Mildred Jefferson Trailblazer Award. The award is dedicated in honor of the late Dr. Mildred Jefferson, the revolutionary physician and defender of human life, and includes a grant of $5,000 to the recipient.
Catherine Davis has been a pioneer of defending women and the unborn, especially in the minority communities heavily targeted by Planned Parenthood. A graduate of Tufts University, Davis partnered with The Radiance Foundation to launch one of the most news-generating pro-life campaigns ever, the “Endangered Species” billboard and Internet campaign. Davis was featured in numerous TV, radio and newspaper features including The NY Times, CNN, MSNBC, ABC World News and NPR. Currently, Davis is working to hold public officials accountable to protecting the unborn while legislatively addressing the pro-abortion practices and policies that are ravaging a free America.
Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, stated, “Together, The Radiance Foundation and Catherine Davis blazed trails launching one of the most (if not the most) reported-on pro-life campaigns in history. The TooManyAborted.com billboard and social media campaign was the first public ad campaign to deal with the hugely disproportionate and devastating impact of abortion in the black community. As a civil rights defender who lives in the Atlanta area, Catherine deftly navigated hostile news interviews and challenged the false media narratives that black women need abortion. Her eloquent fight and fiery passion have lit up college campuses, churches, conferences and Capitol Hill hearings and briefings. As a national public speaker, Catherine is an irreplaceable asset in the pro-life movement. She is even running for Governor in her home state of Georgia. We are honored to call her friend and continue to partner with her in this fight for life and justice.”
Upon receiving the award, Davis commented, “Words can sometimes fail to describe the depth of appreciation being felt— this is one of those occasions. To be considered a trailblazer in the order of Dr. Mildred Jefferson is a high honor indeed. I am grateful to The Radiance Foundation for considering my work worthy of this prestigious award.”
The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia talks, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. The Radiance Foundation speaks to a variety of different topics, such as Critical Race Theory, the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ+ activism, the First Amendment, and other critical issues. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, as well as spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.