Raphael Village’s “Soraparu Soirée”

An engaging evening held to aid the lifelong enrichment of differently labeled individuals.

 

Raphael Village hosted the 10th annual “Soraparu Soirée” themed “Spreading Our Wings” in support of differently labeled people in becoming fully engaged in life and community. The evening included gourmet delicacies, delicious libations, a silent and live auction and an electric bike raffle.

Dr. Julia Garcia-Diaz was recognized as the Honoree. A parent at Raphael Academy for many years, Dr. Garcia-Diaz is an infectious disease doctor at Ochsner and has been working diligently to help put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Garcia-Diaz is serving as Ochsner’s Principal Investigator on the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents.

John Gros and The Freddie Lonzo Jazz Ensemble provided live entertainment.

The Committee included Jerry and Ida Gaughan; John and Stacey Olson; Yvonne Sartin; and Catherine Robbins. Mary Perrin served as Food & Libations Chair, and the Auction Co-Chairs were Monique Sobrino and Margo Lulich Whiteside.

Event At A Glance

What: 10th annual “Soraparu Soiree,” benefiting Raphael Village

When: Saturday, May 15

Where: Raphael Village

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Board Chair John Melton, Board Secretary Mary Perrin, Executive Director Jacqueline Case and Mark Redding 

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Raphael Academy Administrator Megan Riley with Committee Members John and Stacey Olson 

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Auction Co-Chair Monique Sobrino, Auction Co-Chair and Board Member Margo Lulich Whiteside and Committee Member Yvonne Sartin 

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Committee Member Stephen Griffin, Food Co-Chair Catherine Robbins 

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Guild Program Coordinator Laura Mooney, Guild Members Leah Melton, Matthew Griffin and Arielle Brown 

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Guild Members Connor Barilleaux, Parker Nash, Andrew Hennington and Charlotte Bose

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John Gros played as part of Raphael Village’s 10th annual “Soraparu Soirée” themed “Spreading Our Wings” on May 15.

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Raphael Village hosted the 10th annual “Soraparu Soirée” in support of differently abled people in becoming fully engaged in life and community. The evening included gourmet delicacies, delicious libations, a silent and live auction and an electric bike raffle.

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Grilled oysters were on hand at Raphael Village’s 10th annual “Soraparu Soirée,” which honored Dr. Julia Garcia-Diaz.

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The Freddie Lonzo Jazz Ensemble provided live entertainment as part of Raphael Village’s 10th annual “Soraparu Soirée” themed “Spreading Our Wings” on May 15.
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