What better way to highlight the accomplishments of the Neighborhood Development Foundation (NDF) than to throw a “House Party?” That is exactly what the NDF did on May 10 at First NBC Bank on Baronne Street, whose stunning 1927 Greek Revival lobby served as the perfect backdrop to the party. According to its website, the nearly 30-year-old NDF “has provided knowledge, education and advocacy that make owning and maintaining a home affordable.”

First NBC Bank President Ashton J. Ryan Jr., who serves on the NDF board, graciously donated the venue for the evening, which lent the fête a feeling of sophistication and elegance. In addition, local Artist Terrance Osborne and his wife Stephanie generously chaired this year’s event. The party’s many notable guests included: First NBC Bank vice chairman Charles C. Teamer Sr. and his wife Linda; Judge Michael Bagneris and his wife Madeline; Attorney Leon Rittenberg; Local Architect Charles Silbernagel; and Big Chief David Montana and his Queen.

Throughout the evening, Gina Brown enthralled guests with her vocal stylings while guests bid on special auction lots in both silent and live auctions, including an original giclée by Terrance Osborne and a stay at Gail Jackson’s Tree House Resort in Negril, Jamaica.

Laura Ashwood and Marie’s Fleur Delis Catering provided food for the event.


What:  Neighborhood Development Foundation’s “House Party 2014
When:  Saturday, May 10
Where: First NBC Bank