More than 500 guests attended the “2019 Soul Revival,” which marked the 20th anniversary of the Legacy Donor Foundation’s signature event to increase public awareness and education about the need for organ, eye and tissue donation in Louisiana.
Ansley Seaver Mashall, also Legacy’s current Board Chair, and Taylor Morgan served as Co-Chairs.
The Patron Party took place in the Port of New Orleans Board’s lobby and grand entrance. Guests were led to the main event by the Progressive Baptist Church Choir, who kicked off the music. The Jasen Weaver Trio also performed as guests dined on hors d’oeuvres and enjoyed sips from a strolling champagne skirt from Trixie Minx Productions.
At the main event, a 16-foot Wall of Memories stood adorned with invitations, educational materials, pictures and promotional items to highlight the role of Legacy Donor Foundation has played in increasing the Louisiana Organ Donor Registry from 450,000 people when founded in 1999 to more than 2.6 million registered organ donors in Louisiana today.
Guests dined on cuisine provided by Calcasieu Fine Dining by Donald Link, which offered shrimp and grits, crawfish Monica and pulled pork sliders. Zoe’s Bakery provided desserts and the Sazerac Companies provided libations.
Music headliner Mixed Nuts had guests dancing around the tent waving rally towels. DJ Rob Nice kept the party going.
Legacy Donor Foundation is the only organization in our state solely dedicated to growing the organ donor registry. The “Soul Revival” event has been the primary source of funding for Legacy Donor Foundation over the last 20 years.
Event at a Glance
What: 20th annual “Soul Revival,” benefiting Legacy Donor Foundation
When: Saturday, March 16
Where: Port of New Orleans
Lynn Morgan, Co-Chair Taylor Morgan, Ashley Morgan and Digges Morgan
Dr. Nigel Girgrah, Nicole Labadot, Michael Hulefeld and Matt Berger
Jennifer Cheatham and Melanie Diket
Chris and Leigh Ellen Puckett with Robin and Matt Williamson
Strolling champagne from Trixie Minx Productions and the Progressive Baptist Church Choir on stage