Carlos Sanchez, John Melton, Jackie Case and David Fennelly at Raphael Village’s seventh annual “Soraparu Soiree” in March at the historic Bond Bakery building in the Irish Channel. Over 300 guests attended the event and were treated to food from local restaurants, a silent auction, a raffle and music.

Rita Gue, Leah Melton and Floyd Gue celebrate the “Soraparu Soiree”, which raised over $75,000 for Raphael Village to benefit their mission to support those living with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Erica Dudas, managing director of New Orleans Musicians Foundation, is pictured with the block-long table of crawfish at the “2018 Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil and Block Party” on Oak Street in March. Over 5,000 pounds of fresh crawfish was boiled by Seither’s Seafood and Clesi’s Restaurant & Catering for the sixth annual event to benefit the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. 

Dave Jordan on stage at the New Orleans Musicians Clinic’s 2018 crawfish boil and block party on Oak Street in March. Jordan helped organized the annual event, which is held in memory of beloved musician and chef, Jamie Galloway.


Jackie Alexander, Girl Scout Louisiana East CEO, with 2018 Women of Distinction Honorees Elizabeth “Betsy” Stoner, Dr. Rebekah Gee and Julie LeBlanc, and Joan Mollhan, Girl Scout Louisiana East Board Chair and 2018 Women of Distinction Honoree Donna Britt (bottom center) attend the “Girl Scouts of Louisiana East Women of Distinction” luncheon in April at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel which included a luncheon and champagne reception.

Rebecca and Bill Rau pose together during a private viewing before the opening of M.S. Rau Antiques’ show, “Vice & Virtue: An Exhibition of Sex, Saints & Sin.”

Keith and Evie Katz and Andy and Anne Black enjoy a private viewing party before M.S. Rau Antiques opened a new exhibition to the public in April. The show was curated by Rebecca Rau to celebrate New Orleans’ Tricentennial through a look at universal struggle between vice and virtue.

Bob Rhoden, Retired Senior Volunteer Program Director Dee Wild, St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister and Assistant Vice President of Administrative Services Jason Burt are pictured at the Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s RSVP Volunteers annual recognition luncheon presenting a check to St. Tammany Parish to celebrate the 38,000 hours of community service in done in 2017.

Jerry Coner shows off his gift basket at the Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s annual luncheon to recognize the thousands of hours of community service its retired senior members competed in 2017. The luncheon was held at the Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville.

Austin Young, Monica Ramirez Montagut and David Burns attend a VIP reception at Newcomb Art Museum before the opening of “EMPIRE,” an art installation created by Burns and Young celebrate the New Orleans tricentennial. 

Dr. Henry L. Bart Jr., Valerie Besthoff, Mia Miller and Neil Barclay celebrate together at the VIP reception for the Newcomb Art Museum’s opening of “EMPIRE,” which was commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, Pelican Bomb and A Studio in the Woods. Guests were treated to custom desserts, hors d’oeuvres and live music by Samba Soul. 

 A student in the St. Michael Special School shows off his smile before the school the broke ground on their renovations of the school’s historic convent where Mother Teresa stayed when she visited New Orleans in 1976. The groundbreaking ceremony featured performances from St. Michael Special School’s bell choir and cheerleaders and a blessing from Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond.