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New Orleans Philanthropists Honored at “National Philanthropy Day Luncheon”

Co-chair Uyen Yi, David Blitch, Margaret Dubuisson Blitch and co-chair Erin McQuade Wright

Steven Hronek Photographs

“Good things come to those who give,” and this rang true on National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2012. Hosted by the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the annual “National Philanthropy Day Luncheon” at the Hyatt Regency gives special recognition to outstanding volunteers, community activists and philanthropists whose works benefit New Orleans communities and beyond. Reflecting the 2012 theme “Change the world ... With a Giving Heart,” the ceremony was festive and above all dedicated to positive change within the community.

Co-chairs Uyen Yi and Erin McQuade Wright flawlessly organized the luncheon, which was also held across the nation by the more than 100 AFP chapters that exist. Mistress of Ceremonies Nell Nolan recognized Susan Lane Stall, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser; Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, Outstanding Foundation; First NBC Bank, Outstanding Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy; J. Kerry Clayton and Paige Royer, Outstanding Philanthropist; and Marilyn Dittmann, Outstanding Professional Fundraiser. Nolan was herself recognized for her own dedication to New Orleans philanthropy through her column’s efforts.

Highlights of the menu included herb-crusted Poulet Rouge and decadent chocolate mocha mousse. A patron champagne reception preceded the luncheon.
The New Orleans chapter of the AFP has provided invaluable networking and resources for local charitable fundraisers and volunteers for over 30 years.


Event at a Glance

WHAT

“National Philanthropy Day Luncheon,” benefiting the Association of Fundraising Professionals New Orleans Chapter

WHEN

Thursday, November 15, 2012

WHERE

 Hyatt Regency New Orleans

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