Philanthropic Fun: Illuminating Hope

A successful “Light Up the Night” benefited persons with disabilities.
Co-Chairs Jennifer and Board President Brian Capitelli with Karen Villavaso

“Light Up the Night” benefitted Lighthouse Louisiana and raised more than $60,000 to help empower persons with disabilities through services, employment and advocacy. The beautiful Women’s Opera Guild Home hosted a packed house with more than 150 attendees.

The Goldring Family Foundation sponsored a full bar, including the Blue Vision specialty cocktail. Six local restaurants donated signature dishes, including Pasta Orleans by Mr. Ed’s Seafood and gumbo by Clancy’s. Krystal Burgers provided a late night treat. DJ Munkie C spun the tunes.

More than 20 auction prizes included a custom blazer by Luca Falcone Custom Clothiers and an original painting by local artist Cleland Powel.

Event Chairs were Lighthouse Board President Brian and Jennifer Capitelli with Lighthouse Board Members Blair Monroe, Julie Nosser and Susan Pereira. The J. Edgar Monroe Foundation served as the Guiding Light Sponsor and Hancock Whitney as the Spotlight Sponsor. Each guest received cookies with Hancock Whitney spelled out in braille. 

Event at a Glance

What: “Light Up The Night,” benefiting Lighthouse Louisiana

When: Friday, October 11

Where: Women’s Guild Opera House

Elder Gwin, CEO Renee Vidrine and Co-Chairs Julie Nosser and Susan Pereira

Andrew and Jenny Kingsley with Brandi and Jason Jobes


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