School Is Cool

City Year’s annual gala raises funds to give kids what they need to rule at school.
Kenny Martinez
Ryan Cotton|!!| Speaker Senator Mary Landrieu|!!| VP Peggy Mendoza and Core Member Terry Peng

“School House Rock” celebrated service in New Orleans at the annual gala on April 9, 2015. Funds raised help support City Year’s mission to ensure more kids in New Orleans’ high-poverty communities have the resources they need to be successful in school. Host Committee Co-Chairs Norma Jane Sabiston and Donna Whalen Little steered the event along with Honorary Co-Chairs Mitch & Cheryl Landrieu.

School House RockStar Honorees included Dr. Scott Cowen and Dr. Norman Francis. Additional guest speakers were Senator Mary Landrieu and Ryan Cotton of Bain Capital, presenting sponsor.

An apple motif decorated Rosy’s Jazz Hall, including dining table centerpieces of glass vases holding green apples and colorful hydrangeas. Rosy’s provided catering, and Mr. Apple provided sweet candied apples.

NOCCA Jazz Ensemble and City Year Chronicle Team provided entertainment for the approximately 200 patrons who attended the event. 


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: “School House Rock Gala,” benefiting City Year New Orleans
When: Thursday, April 9
Where: Rosy’s Jazz Hall