Havana Nights

The Legacy Donor Foundation’s annual Soul Revival channels 1940s Tropicana glamour.


The Legacy Donor Foundation held its annual Soul Revival event on March 27 at the home of Danielle Kavanagh in Old Metairie. This year’s theme was “Tropicana Glam,” and the party from paradise included several elements of faraway glamour, including soul and Latin-inspired food from Hilton Riverside New Orleans and tropical gelato from Sucré. The attire for the evening was “Tropical Glam,” further adding to the 1940s Havana atmosphere.

Celebrity bartenders such as New Orleans Saint Zach Strief, Councilwoman Stacy Head, reporter Fletcher Mackel and “Mad Men’s” Brian Batt served mojitos to the crowd. Guests enjoyed the music from Shades of Praise and Atlanta Sound so much that the band had to be extended an extra hour! Mary Margaret Brewer and Shelby Westfeldt co-chaired the event with the help of notable donors HCA/Delta Division, Lamar Outdoor, Whitney National Bank, AT&T, the Harper Family Foundation and Tulane University School of Medicine.

Raffle items included a diamond key necklace from Friend & Co., a pearl necklace from Adler’s, a Saints football and jersey signed by Reggie Bush from Ochsner Health System and a two-night stay at Harrah’s and dinner at Besh Steakhouse from Harrah’s New Orleans.

Soul Revival’s mission is to spread awareness about the importance and urgent need for organ donation. The Legacy Donor Foundation educates people on how to save lives by registering as organ and tissue donors.

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