Philanthropic Fun: Festive in the French Quarter

Members of the Preservation Resource Center’s President’s Circle enjoyed a reception within historic New Orleans architecture.
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Jessie Haynes, Hosts Elie and Daniela Khoury and Carli Simpson

The Preservation Resource Center “President’s Circle Reception,” which took place on January 15, is just one of several exclusive events held in historic venues for the PRC’s top level of membership. The annual reception offers President’s Circle members a chance to hear directly from PRC Executive Director Danielle Del Sol and the PRC’s board president about the priorities and progress of the organization and historic preservation efforts in general in the city.

The exquisite French Quarter home of Daniela and Elie Khoury served as the backdrop for this festive occasion celebrating historic New Orleans architecture. The Khourys’ home comprises two historic structures – a circa-1825 Creole cottage and a circa-1855 Greek Revival townhouse – which the family renovated and connected with a stunning glass addition in their courtyard. Today, the glass enclosure provides an intriguing transition connecting the grandeur of the townhouse’s formal parlor, with its 14-foot ceilings, Corinthian columns and restored dental molding, to the more cozy, relaxed space of the Creole cottage.

The Khoury family and Moet Chandon provided libations, and Catering by Laura Arrowood provided hors d’oeuvres. Approximately 100 patrons were in attendance. 


Event at a Glance

What: “President’s Circle Reception,” benefiting the Preservation Resource Center

When: Friday, January 15

Where: French Quarter home of Daniela and Elie Khoury


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Jeanne Boughton, PRC Executive Director Danielle Del Sol and Marshall Hevron

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Holly Sharp Snodgrass and Germaine Vorhoff

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 George and Lauren Brower with Sharon and Larry Schmidt 

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René J.L. Fransen and Eddie Bonin

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Hal Williamson, Janie Blackmon and Dr. Dale LeBlanc

 

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