The sixth anniversary “Good Apple Gala” event honored six “Good Apples,” attorneys and law firms that donate pro bono time to assist in fulfilling the mission of Louisiana Appleseed to advance social justice by increasing access to education, opportunity and justice in Louisiana.

“Good Apples” honored this year were: Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.; Jennifer Barriere and Lee Reid of Adams and Reese LLP; Andrew Graeve and Kyle Wallace of Burrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver; and Amy Duncan of the Louisiana Civil Justice Center. The Good Apple Awards were custom designed and hand crafted by James Vella of Vella Vetro Art Glass.

Committee Chair was Betsey Regnell and Committee Members were Mark Samuels, Caroline Fayard, Linda Clark and Elwood Cahill. Executive Director Christy Kane and Program Director Tara Richard also helped plan the event.

The event included a door prize of a Basin Street CD collection generously donated by board member Mark Samuels of Basin Street Records. There was also a Rare Wine Raffle, made possible by a generous donation from board member Drew Ranier of Ranier Law Firm.

The 250 attendees received individually wrapped apple cookies by JCB Creations as favors. 


What: “Good Apple Gala,” benefiting Louisiana Appleseed
When: Thursday, January 15
Where: Stage Door Canteen at the National World War II Museum