George Fowler, Chairpersons Mary Petikas and Mullady Voelker and Raul Fonte


For nearly 30 years, the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation has awarded more than 800 scholarships to high school students of Hispanic descent that allows them to attend local private or parochial high schools, as well as providing scholarships to high-achieving public high school seniors who will be attending college. This year, NOHHF started a fund in the name of one of the organization’s founders, Cristina Fowler, who passed away. A champion of students, the “Azúcar Ball” took place in her honor.

Named “El Festival de las Flores,” the flower-filled fiesta featured beautiful arrangements throughout the room, as well as flower crowns provided and worn by patrons. A stunning flower wall step and repeat offered a whimsical photo opportunity for guests.

The Galvez Cup recipient and honoree was Jenny Hamilton.

Herbsaint generously hosted the Patron Party. Musical performances throughout the evening were provided by Ashe Son and Julio y Cesar.

Chairpersons were Mary Petikas and Mullady Voelker, two dynamic women who helped raise a record amount
for NOHHF.


Event at a Glance

What: “Azúcar Ball,” benefiting New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation
When: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel