The 2017 New Orleans Medica Mission Services, Inc's "Mission Possible Gala" marked the realization of a mission realized for the organization, as the Board of Directors announced that the long-term dream was realized in May, when NOMMS purchased the warehouse to store future mission supplies and donations of medical equipment. A picture board of the warehouse and the actual closing was permanently displayed throughout the celebration, along with the flags of NOMMS and the flags from each country served by NOMMS.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond delivered the invocation during the Patron Party. Frederick J. Mikill II, CEO and Board Member, served as emcee and made introductions of the Board of Directors of NOMMS.
Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Michael Kennedy with Hydrea Force LLC for his activism, including heading up the “NOMMS Golf Tournament,” volunteer appreciation parties and supporting the NOMMS gala.
Outstanding Corporate Sponsor was presented to Ronald Abboud on behalf of Chip Abboud, Manager of Generations Hall, for their continuous Gala support.
Food for the event was provided by a host of New Orleans’ best restaurants and caterers. Where Y’acht performed, and there were both a live auction and a silent auction, which featured more than 300 items including art, jewelry and gift certificates for restaurants and hotels.
More than 400 guests attended the gala; Alice Dolese and Pumpkin Parker served as Gala Co-Chairs.