Philanthropic Fun: Justice Leaders

The ADL awarded the A. I. Botnick Torch of Liberty to Dr. Stephen Hales and the Bissinger-Timm Family.
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Honoree Dr. Stephen and Nancy Hales with Bill Goldring and ADL South Central Regional Director Aaron Ahlquist

The Anti-Defamation League hosted a dinner program to celebrate the mission of “stop[ping] the defamation of the Jewish People and secure justice and fair treatment for all.” The program honored award recipients Dr. Stephen Hales and the Bissinger-Timm Family, who have embodied ADL’s mission in how they have lived their lives and contributed to our community, and also celebrated 10 years of educational partnership with Entergy.

The VIP Reception took place prior to the cocktail reception, and was concluded by a champagne toast from ADL Board Chair Ann Thompson. The Hyatt Regency Empire Ballroom hosted a cocktail hour with a musical trio prior to the main event, which offered a program with relaxed meal service. Conducting the event was a Voice of God announcer, Mr. Cedric Scott, with several videos highlighting the significance of the evening and the work of ADL.

The Event Chair was ADL Board Member Jamie Berger. Visionary Level Sponsors to the event included the Bissinger-Timm Family, Entergy Corporation, Ochsner Health System, and Edie and Paul Rosenblum and Weezie and Mark Margolis. Leader Level Sponsors included Cathy and Charles Glaser and The Goldring Family Foundation & Woldenberg Foundation.

Approximately 520 patrons attended the event, which raised $400,000.


Event at a Glance

What: A. I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Event benefiting Anti-Defamation League

When: Wednesday, October 30

Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans


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Brandon Bissinger, Brook Bissinger, Hallie Timm and Eli Timm 

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Andrew Geiger, Chair Jamie Berger, Jenny Zurik and Skylar Rosenbloom  

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Will Hales, Catherine Hales, Valerie Hales, Kendall Hales and Matthew Hales  

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Arthur Roger, Leann Moses and Edgar Dooky Chase III  

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Julie Schwam Harris, Tony Recasner and Cathy Glaser

 

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