Since 1938, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans has worked to eliminate racial discrimination and support equal opportunity. On June 16, the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel was the site of the group’s 28th annual “Golden Gala.”  The event was chaired by Robert M. Stuart Jr., president of Capital One Bank (Southern Franchise), and Rod West, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans. The night’s honoree for outstanding leadership and community service was Peter Dangerfield, the executive director of Total Community Action, a group that helps provide services to lower-income citizens.

Gala guests enjoyed music from Bobby J and Stuff Like That as well as tunes from the George French Band. The event featured a Grey Goose vodka martini bar, and WDSU anchorwoman and New Orleans native, Camille Whitworth, emceed.

Advocating EqualityStacy Simms, Flozell Daniels and Cathy Washington

Advocating EqualityDick Lewis, Karen Henley

Advocating EqualityJudge Ron Sholes and event co-chair Rod West

Advocating EqualityNolan Rollins and Michelle Rollins

Advocating EqualityVictor Simon, Fred Holley and Alexis Hocevar

Advocating EqualityJohn Duck and Herman Lessard