At this year’s “Suits & Salads” luncheon, Jennifer Davis was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award. Shon Cowan Baker, Meaghan Bonavita and Sarah Martzolf served as Event Chairs. Also in attendance were DFSNO President Diane Riche and Immediate Past President Juli Miller Hart, who served as event emcee.
The Truffle Honeys started the entertainment, followed by Chenita Pickett-Amos as client motivational speaker. Ti Martin served as keynote speaker, dancing up to the stage in her Aunt Adelaide’s monkey coat and hat to the tune of “We are Family.” She spoke on the importance of surrounding oneself with a positive community and helping others, regaling the audience with family stories and hilarious tidbits.
The fashion segment featured five community style setters, representing five boutiques from the metro area: Katie LeGardeur for Ballin’s Ltd., Marilee Hovet for W by Worth Collection, Gina Goings for eM’s, Jennifer Lauscha for MIMI and chef Sue Zemanick for söpö.
The event invitation artist, fashion illustrator and custom bridal illustrator Marianne Angeli Rodriguez had a selection of original artwork and prints available for sale to support DFSNO.
Raffle treasures included jewelry from Hiller Jewelry and Mignon Faget. Popular silent auction items included vintage Chanel earrings, a weekend stay at the Windsor Court and many other prizes.
Dress for Success New Orleans helps disadvantaged women in our community by providing a head to toe interviewing suit, resume building and interviewing skills, followed by additional wardrobe and professional support. The funds raised at the luncheon this year will go toward hiring a new Executive Director to bring Dress for Success to the next level by reaching more women in the New Orleans community.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Suits & Salads” luncheon, benefiting Dress For Success New Orleans
When: Friday, May 15
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel