Co-Chair and Dress for Success Board Member Leigh Thorpe, Honorary Chair and Director of Marketing Saks Fifth Avenue Steven Putt, Co-Chair Lisa Irons representing Co-Presenting Sponsor Capital One, Co-Chair Stacy Melvin representing Co-Presenting Sponsor Ochsner Health System and Honorary Chair and Vice President/General Manager Saks Fifth Avenue Carolyn Elder invite you to attend Dress for Success’ […]
We are so proud to present Dress for Success and their incredible fundraiser, “Suits & Salads” on our cover this month! Thanks to Co-Chair and Dress for Success Board Member Leigh Thorpe, Honorary Chair and Director of Marketing Saks Fifth Avenue Steven Putt, Co-Chair Lisa Irons Representing Co-Presenting Sponsor Capital One, Co-Chair Stacy Melvin Representing […]
May is always an interesting month: it isn’t the hottest it’s going to get, but you’ll often find yourself sweating; it’s the end of the school calendar, but doesn’t feel like it’s time to jet off on vacation; and while it starts with Jazz Fest, most of our local music talent is on tour by […]
Whether she taught you how to tie your shoes, balance your checkbook or make the perfect sweet tea, she’s always been there. The woman you hold nearest and dearest deserves to be celebrated. This Mother’s Day, treat the most cherished female role models in your life to heartfelt gifts that reflect your admiration and their personal style.
Darren and Eileen Radcliff attend the New Orleans Mission’s fourth annual “Changing the Face of Homelessness” gala in December. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans and featured entertainment by Jonny Diaz and a motivational speech from Ron Hall. Thomas and Vickie Ramagos at the “Changing the Face of Homelessness” gala. […]
New Orleans is known for its diverse neighborhoods. Each area of town is distinctly different and has so much to offer. Here are a few choices for shopping, services to make your life easier and your home more beautiful, summer camps for the kids and even real estate options.
Co-Hosts Founder Jackie Silverman and Board Chair Dan Silverman with Executive Director Dawn Fletcher
The largest shelter for homeless women and children in the metro area, the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter has served more than 2,000 women and children since 2007. A large majority (95 percent) of the children at the shelter are under the age of 10. An amazing 80 percent of the families helped since 2007 have transitioned to sustainable, independent living.
The “Fine Dining Fundraiser” took place at Coquette, where chef Kristen Essig and the culinary team provided a three-course menu for guests to enjoy, including salad and soup as starters, fish and duck entrées, tiramasu and a delicate il flottante dessert.
Mitch’s Flowers created festive, Carnival-themed centerpieces, and as a nod to the shelter’s mission, small papier mâché houses were placed throughout the room.
The program was Chaired by Colleen and Allen Kirkley, Jackie and Dan Silverman and Lisa and David Schlakman. The New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter’s Founder Jackie Silverman spoke to the group about how critical the dinner series is to supporting the shelter and connecting with our community.
Event at a Glance
What: “Fine Dining Fundraiser,” benefiting New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter When: Thursday, January 25 Where: Coquette
Co-Hosts Board Member Allen and Colleen Kirkley with Robert Zetzmann
Development Director Melissa Tyler with Co-Hosts Board Member David and Lisa Schlakman