The sixth annual Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans’ “Keeping Our Promises Gala” further supported the organization’s mission to provide high-quality healthcare for all. This year’s Inspired Cross Award honorees were Governor John Bel Edwards and Methodist Health System Foundation, Inc.
Gala Chairs were chef Edgar Dooky Chase IV and attorneys Gretchen F. Chase, Guy C. Curry and Abril B. Sutherland. Dr. Corey Hebert served as Master of Ceremonies. The gala program included two videos highlighting the accomplishments of the honorees. MoJeaux provided additional entertainment.
The magnificent Art Deco venue, Messina’s at the Terminal, additionally catered the Patron Party and Gala. Popular fare included crabmeat-stuffed mushrooms, sliced Creole tomatoes, lump crabmeat and balsamic vinaigrette, oysters brochette, chef Leon’s mini crab cakes with remoulade, crawfish beignets and a shrimp and grits station.
A silent auction featured 81 offerings, including a Saints football autographed by Drew Brees; signed prints by artists Terrance Osborne and Varion Laurent; Disney World park passes and trips to France and Tuscany. The live auction featured a trip to Cuba and a “Sheraton New Orleans/Jazz Festival Experience.”
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: Sixth annual “Keeping Our Promises Gala,” benefiting Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans
When: Friday, March 24
Where: Messina’s at the Terminal