Today is Matching Gift Monday! Sure, you’ve never heard of it—but as someone who follows our work, you probably know we like to think outside the box and approach our projects with new ideas and creativity. Hence, this new day, Matching Monday!


We have received a generous matching gift of $100,000, which means that any gift you give now through December 31, 2015 will be doubled.

To date we’ve raise $28,375 toward our $100,000 goal. Please help us push through to meet that goal and start 2016 strong!

We know you’re asked for donations by many worthy organizations at this time of year. Allow me to offer you five quick reasons why we need you to join us in this campaign:

#1. Your gift will allow the CBC to continue to serve as a resource for women like Melissa Cook and other surrogate mothers who have no other organization to help them in their hour of need.

#2. Your gift will help us to produce more films like Maggie’s Story and chronicle the stories of those being exploited by the harmful practice of egg donation that the industry is eager to silence.

#3. Your gift will make it possible for us testify in places like New York and Washington, D.C., where state legislators are actively working to legalize commercial surrogacy and physician assisted suicide.

#4. Your gift will allow our Paul Ramsey Institute —the only program of its kind—to train and equip the next generation of bioethics leaders.

#5. Your gift will encourage other egg donors, surrogates, and donor conceived children by giving them a voice when no other organization or outlet is willing to speak up for them.

Simply put, if you like what we’re doing and you think it’s important, please help us keep doing it. Thank you.

Please give now.

Thank you,


The Center for Bioethics and Culture is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Author Profile

Jennifer Lahl, CBC Founder
Jennifer Lahl, CBC Founder
Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.