New Orleans itself set the theme for Lambeth House’s annual gala, which took place on the grounds of Lambeth House and allows the organization to support its residents in times of need, to make improvements in our community and for research that benefits seniors everywhere. More than 220 guests were in attendance.

Flowers and drapery adorned the setting in the colors of the New Orleans flag: red, white, blue and yellow. In place of table numbers, the tables were assigned by small famous New Orleans street signs. The quartet Cool Breeze performed New Orleans-themed music in the background. The open bar was sponsored by Republic National Distributors. Executive Chef at Lambeth House Jacques Saleun catered with passed hors d’oeuvres, a buffet  – including boiled Gulf shrimp, braised turbot fillet and carved beef tenderloin – and dessert, with highlights including Opera Cake, Floating Island and Chambord Cream and more.

Guests chose from a wide selection of auction items that included backstage access to the set of “NCIS: New Orleans,” hotel and sports packages, artwork by Terrance Osborne and a topaz necklace from Symmetry Jewelry. Live auctioneer Chris Franklin from WWL-TV entertained and excited the crowd.

Event Chairs were Linda and Pierre Conner and Beth and Stephen Conner. Also in attendance were Foundation Board Chair Maureen and Arthur Huguley, Sandy Villere, Janice Parmelee and Bill Hammack, Tim Trapolin, Holly Abbott, Hartley and Blair Crunk and Susan Tyler.


Event at a Glance

What: “Lambeth House Foundation Toasts the Tricentennial,” benefiting Lambeth House

When: Wednesday, October 24

Where: Lambeth House


Philanthropic Fun: A Toast to Home

Foundation Board Member Todd Thompson, Foundation Board Chair Maureen Huguley and Foundation Director Natalie Hooks  

Philanthropic Fun: A Toast to Home

Sandy Villere, Chief Operating Officer Jeré Hales and Chief Executive Officer Scott Crabtree