Fairness for Families
The Pro Bono Project hosted a lively benefit to support legal services for those in need.
Event Chair Jan Hayden, Honorary Co-Chair Seth Bloom, Executive Director Jenny Rizzo-Choi and Honorary Co-Chair Gary Solomon Jr.
The “Justice For All Ball” brought nearly 700 patrons to the Audubon Tea Room to party and provide support for the Pro Bono Project’s initiatives to offer civil legal services to underserved populations.
The Patron Party at the Zoo Picnic Pavilion provided hors d’oeuvres from Doris, Drago’s and Marcello’s, and included a signature cocktail from the Ace Hotel called “Creole Apothecary.” A student jazz quartet from NOCCA provided entertainment.
The 2016 Committee, including Chair Jan Hayden, Partner at Baker Donelson, and Vice Chair Dana Douglas, Partner at Liskow & Lewis, worked tirelessly with volunteers to create this event, which raises nearly a third of the Pro Bono Project’s annual budget. Emcee Mark Romig called upon The Pro Bono Project’s Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi and JFAB Committee Chair Jan Hayden, who presented the honorary co-chairs, Gary Solomon Jr. and Seth Bloom Esq., with engraved sterling silver key chains from Adler’s.
At the ball, arriving guests were treated to Audubon Catering’s specialty cocktail, the Peacocktail, and entertainment from Flow Tribe. More than 20 food and beverage providers along with Audubon Institute Event/Catering Services offered guests a sampling of specialty dishes. Solomon Group brought high-tech highlights such as stunning gold, red, green and blue-violet uplighting and a large LED video screen behind the band stand, which projected images and Pro Bono Project information and provided an electronic backdrop for the live auction.
John Calhoun entertained as he conducted the live auction, engaging the audience as they bid on precious artwork, a LeBron James rookie year shirt and even a rare French document establishing the House of Orléans, for which New Orleans was named.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Justice For All Ball,” benefiting Pro Bono Project
Where: Audubon Tea Room
When: Friday, September 16
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