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John Goedde

John Goedde has brought his passion for life to a mission that he wants to share with everyone he meets. As a market director for the Vitae Foundation, John oversees the Washington, D.C. area and numerous fundraising events in Missouri. A lifelong resident of Jefferson City, Missouri, John spent 35 years as an administrator for IBM before retiring in 2017. In June of 2017, John jumped at the opportunity to join the Vitae team, and work on a cause that was close to his heart. John and his wife, Susan, have supported Vitae and its mission for more than 15 years.

John was raised in a staunchly pro-life family. The youngest of five, John grew up witnessing his parents tirelessly volunteering and generously donating to Vitae and other pro-life causes. His pro-life views were also impacted by the lives of five of his aunts and uncles—all members of religious communities.

Throughout the years, John has engaged in numerous community activities in the Jefferson City area: the Eagles Club, the Optimist Club, the Holy Name Society at his church, and the Jefferson City Animal Shelter. John also participated in the Volunteering in Corrections program with the Diocese of Jefferson City.

John and his wife are the parents of one adult daughter, Mallory, who resides in Columbia, Missouri.

Speaker Endorsements

  • Getting the verbiage right is vital. The money Vitae is investing makes us go a lot further, to the point that we’re a huge annoyance to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and NARAL Pro-Choice Washington.

    Hasselbeck tells Vitae Donors to Lean InKim Triller, Executive Director of Care Net of Puget Sound - Seattle, Washington
  • For any pregnancy center serious about reaching, engaging, and supporting abortion-minded women, familiarity with the research and messaging strategies produced by Vitae is essential.

    hasselbeck inspiresLeanna Baumer, Executive Director of Assist Pregnancy Center - Annandale, Virginia
  • My abortion was not about birth control—it was about fear. Fear of ruining my current reputation and future dreams. Fear of people finding out I wasn’t a “good” girl. Someone finally understood why I had an abortion and had research to support it!

    Georgette Forney, Silent No More
  • The masters of media are the people defining the moral value system…that is why what you’re doing [Vitae Foundation] is of such vital importance. You are saving lives.

    Oliver North, U.S. Marine (Ret.), Author, Fox News Correspondent
  • The Vitae Foundation is at the forefront of where this movement needs to go, and I really applaud you. You’re changing minds, you’re changing hearts, and the world is a better place for your vision.

    Sean Hannity, TV Host
  • Everybody should ask this question: If you didn’t show up, who would miss you and why? If Vitae hadn’t shown up, think of the babies today who would not be here if it weren’t for them. That’s the greatest contribution we could make to our fellow human beings.

    Lou Holtz, Former Coach - Notre Dame Football


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