Philanthropic Fun: Beach Bash
Touro transported 375 partygoers to paradise for a beachy benefit.
The “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala,” themed “The Beach Ball,” supported the creation of an endowment for the Touro Rehabilitation Center, providing ongoing financial resources for this renowned program.
Set in the spirit of the beach, live orchid centerpieces, aquatic-themed décor with live fish and candlelit scenery filled NOCCA’s Solomon Family Hall, with palm leaves, netting and sand displays atop tables and beach balls suspended from the rafters.
Dr. Gary R. Glynn was this year’s Judah Touro Society Award recipient. A video presentation featuring Dr. Glynn’s family, friends, previous patients, fellow physicians and past JTS winners was played during the program.
The Patron Party and cocktail hour, held in the Press Street Station at NOCCA, featured island steel drum music by Ray Island Sounds and small bites by Ralph Brennan Catering and Events, who also prepared the gala dinner.
During the “Cheeseburger In Paradise After Party,” guests were treated to live airbrushing of beach-themed items, a photo booth, late night snacks, a drink recipe competition for Touro employees and a performance by a Beach Boys cover band, Catch A Wave.
The gala was Co-Chaired by Jennifer Glynn, Stacy LaMorte and Maggie Watson.
Event at a Glance
What: “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala,” benefiting Touro Rehabilitation Center
When: Saturday, November 2
Where: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
Honoree Dr. Gary R. Glynn and Mary Glynn
Co-Chair Maggie Watson and Lynn Drake
Dr. Harris Hyman, Dr. Jay Shames and Dr. Tom Oelsner
Dinorah Linares and Touro CEO Manny Linares
Hugh Long, Jill Israel, Joy Braun and Greg Feirn