The historic home of Anne Montgomery provided the backdrop for “Miss & Sip,” The Crown and Shield Foundation’s benefit to support the organization’s day programs for children, which utilize the arts and media production as an influential tool. Each program provides an educational theme, a moral component and an art form.
Following Anne Montgomery’s welcome, Anne Redd, another host of the evening, spoke about TCSF and why she was compelled to create the event. Event Chair Emilie Montgomery shared why she’s excited to be working on one of the foundation’s projects and made note of the TCSF event “NOLAlympics” this December at Carollton Boosters.
Whitney Jordan was recognized as both Founder of TCSF and the evening’s Honoree. She spoke about the motivation of the foundation, its vision and big goals to help the children of New Orleans lead creative and meaningful lives.
The event was catered by Stephen Gamble of the New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club. There were salmon dill canapés, crab cakes, and stuffed mushrooms. Libations were provided by The Wine Cellar.
Classic oldies played all night; songs like “Proud Mary,” “Locomotion,” and Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That A Shame”
filled the air.
The auction offered multiple resort packages and trips to St. Lucia, Palm Island and Antigua. Another package called “Music to My Ears” included two hours in a recording studio and a Big Sam’s Funky Nation CD. Basics Underneath donated a private shopping party, including champagne and hors d’oeuvres, fit for a girl’s night out.
Event at a Glance
What: “Miss & Sip,” benefiting The Crown and Shield Foundation
When: Thursday, September 13
Where: Home of Anne Montgomery
Emilie Montgomery, Founder & Honoree Whitney Jordan, Katie Hardin and Arie Kaller
Co-Host Anne Redd and Board Member Eric Strachan