Junior Achievement hosted a celestial “City Stars Soirée,” themed “The Stars Align for You” presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. This year’s gala was attended by approximately 325 supporters of JA’s mission to empower students to own their economic success by preparing them in financial literacy, workforce development and entrepreneurship.
City Stars honored were: Lacey Conway, President of Latter & Blum; Caroline and Sabri Farouki, Founders of Farouki Farouki; Gordon Kolb Jr., President of G.H.K. Development; Keith Naccari, Partner, Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC; Martin Roth, Vice President, Levelset; and Sevetri Wilson, Founder & CEO of Resilia.
The Patron Party was catered by Celebrate! of Windsor Court and sponsored by title sponsor Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.
Food for the gala was donated by several local restaurants, including: Arnaud’s Restaurant, Come Back Inn, Dook’s Place, Francesca’s, Gazebo Café, Gracious Bakery & Café, Justine, Maypop, Mandina’s Restaurant, Mr. John’s Steakhouse, Otra Vez, Reginelli’s Pizzeria, Rimon at Tulane Hillel, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Saffron NOLA, Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza, Toulouse Gourmet and Willie’s Chicken Shack. Crescent Crown Distributing donated a craft beer bar.
Uptown Phunk provided entertainment, along with an auction of more than 100 items including an exotic seven-night trip to Bali and a signed jersey from Thomas Morstead from the Saints’ 2009-2010 Super Bowl season.
This year’s Chairperson was Jimmy Dunn with Co-Chair Chase Mullin.
Event at a Glance
What: “City Stars Soiree,” benefiting Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
When: October 18
Where: 5100 Orleans Avenue
Chairperson Jimmy and Monique Dunn with Holt Kolb and Honoree Gordon Kolb Jr.
Honoree Sevetri Wilson with Brandon Smith and Executive Vice President Melissa Binder
Brian Scofield, Kelsea Roth and Honoree Martin Roth
Chad and Vanessa Berg with Honoree Lacey Conway and Bob Merrick
Tom Richert, Jennie Campbell and Honoree Keith Naccari