Lagniappe Magazine - Lagniappe Summer 2019

Letter from the Incoming President

I am excited and honored to transition into the role as JLNO president from Alice Glenn, someone I am humbled to call my mentor and friend. The Board of Directors and I…

Letter from the Outgoing President

What an honor it has been to serve as your president for this year, which has been one of significant transformation for JLNO. We saw the closure of Bloomin' Deals and the…

Letter from the Incoming Editor

Anyone who knows me can tell you Spanish is my chosen secondary language. Lessons since first grade, four years in high school and two years in college should provide a firm foundation to tackle any Spanish-speaking occasion life can afford.…

Letter from the Outgoing Editor

As I approach the last issue of Lagniappe under my tenure as Editor, it is hard to believe this will be the final edition to organize, review, proof, edit, etc. Through…

Frances “Fran” Gable Villere

Fran Villere’s daughter remembers her mother was determined to be wherever she was needed, whether that meant leading a budget meeting, planting in the garden or rolling up her sleeves to…

Wellbeing: Race Results

        • 26 runners for JLNO, which included 10 JLNO members and two spouses • Averaged $635/runner • 30 volunteers…

Cocktail & Sons

As the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) celebrates its 95th year of service to the community, its commitment to women’s leadership continues to evolve. Adhering to its recently adopted Issue Based Community Impact model, the League chose women in…

Where are WE Now?

While we celebrate the winners and participants of the 2019 WE Fellowship and pitch competition, it’s always a pleasure to catch up with our distinguished…

JLNO’s 95th Anniversary Event

  • 168 attendees enjoyed a roaring 20’s themed luncheon hosted and sponsored by Canal Place with catering from Ralph Brennan Catering and Events • 25 JLNO Past Presidents were in attendance • Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour which…

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Donors

Donations Received between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019 Support includes gifts to JLNO Programs, Annual Giving, Endowment and Fundraising Events. Please contact Development Coordinator Paige Morrison about bequests and planned giving: Paige@jlno.org or 504-891-5845     $10,000+ Fran…

Women Leading Philanthropy for a Greater New Orleans

As the Junior League of New Orleans inspires the next generation of women leaders, “Women Leading for a Greater New Orleans” has been adopted as the new slogan for JLNO. To illustrate this ongoing tradition of empowering women leaders, Lagniappe…

Christine Vinson

“Don't dull your sparkle.” - Melissa Eversmeyer As the organization’s President, Christine Vinson leads the 2019-2020 League year for the Junior League of New Orleans. She provides responsible effective guidance for the…

Kristin Van Hook Moore

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” - Albert Pike Kristin Van Hook Moore begins a…

Tomoro Wilson

“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.” - Max Lucado Tomoro Wilson is ensuring meaningful volunteer…

Jennifer “Jen” Bernard-Allen

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill In her second consecutive year on the Board of Directors for the…

Jaimee Landry Boyd

“Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.” - Mother Teresa Metairie native, Jaimee Landry Boyd, is serving…

Sarah Chase

“The future is no place to place your better days.” - Dave Matthews Sarah Chase serves as the Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Junior League of New Orleans. In…

Evelyn “Evie” Poitevent Sanders

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou In her role as…

Virginia “Ginger” Spencer LaCour

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education…

Kathryn “Katie” Hiatt Baxter

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it..” - “Ferris Buller’s Day Off” Kathryn “Katie” Hiatt Baxter is serving as the…

Shannon Brice

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Fundraising is a critical aspect of any nonprofit organization, and special events provide…

Susana Bobadilla Ruddock

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama Susana Bobadilla Ruddock coordinates and disseminates information about the Junior League of New…

Yvonne “Sibby” Gwin Charbonnet

"Be yourself." Yvonne “Sibby” Gwin Charbonnet is serving as the Nominating Committee Chair. In accordance with JLNO's Bylaws and Standing Rules, the Nominating Committee matches organizational needs and individual strengths to produce a leadership team which will most effectively forward…

Katherine “Katie” Andry Crosby

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” - Mother Teresa The Junior League of New Orleans Sustaining Advisor to the Board of Directors is Katherine “Katie”…

Héritage

Once upon a time, there was a countess who became…