Nearly all in attendance at the Howling Success “Masquerade” wore mystical masks with their black tie attire for a sophisticated soirée supporting the well-being of the more than 20,000 owned and abandoned animals seen annually at the LA/SPCA.

Event Co-Chairs included Reagan Charleston, Chriss Knight, Marty Brantley, Christie Anderson and Dean Howard. Symmetry Jewelers presented limited series Howling Success lapel pins to the Co-Chairs.

Black feather and crystal arrangements designed by NOLA Flora accented the patron gifts and goodies from Canine Connection. The event included more than $50,000 worth of estate jewelry up for auction, special performances by aerialist Amy Cassidy and Mardi Gras dance troupe The Sirens, a social media photo booth and a Red Carpet Step & Repeat courtesy of Capital One Wealth & Asset Management.

Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band played tunes at the Patron Party, followed by myriad music by Stormy at the gala. Several local restaurants contributed food, libations and desserts. The event included a silent auction, featuring highlights such as original artwork from Ashley Longshore and a six-course gourmet Louisiana seafood dinner by “Chopped” Champion Chef Cory Bahr. The online auction continued for an additional three days so that donors around the world could support the event.

“We hope that with every ticket purchase, donors realize they are helping to expand our mission-based community and animal services,” says Dean Howard, Development Director at LA/SPCA.

The New Orleans Advocate was presented with the Humanitarian Award at the event, which gathered more than 850 patrons dedicated to the cause.


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: 36th annual “Howling Success Patron Party & Gala,” benefiting LA/SPCA
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel