Dawn Bradley Fletcher and David Schlakman attended the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter “There’s No Place Like Home” gala, held at the Audubon Golf Clubhouse in May, to celebrate the shelter’s 10th anniversary and present the first ever “Jackie and Dan Silverman Homeless Champion Award” to Debbie Rees. 


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Jackie and Dan Silverman are pictured at The Audubon Golf Clubhouse in May for “There’s No Place Like Home,” a gala to benefit the New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter. The fundraising event featured live music by Caren Green & Friends, local cuisine and a silent auction. 


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Camille Whitworth celebrated the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana’s 50th anniversary in June at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Guests were transported back to the 1960s with groovy music, fabulous food, cool cocktails and retro, life-sized games provided by See Hear Productions.  


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Dr. Jill Lindberg and Dr. Julio E. Figueroa Jr. partied like it was 1969 at the National Kidney Foundation of New Orleans’ 50th anniversary celebration in June. Held in June at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, the event raised funds to support the programs and services of the Foundation, including promotion of living organ donors and extensive public health education campaigns. 


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 Lilette Restaurant staff Blake Pearson, Cyrus Burley, Corey Grothe and Kristina Bravo posed for a photo during “A Seat at the Table,” a benefit dinner for Fund 17 in June. Grothe’s menu highlighted local produce and businesses, such as River Queen Greens and Anna Marie Shrimp.  


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Artist Journey Allen and a guest attended Fund 17’s benefit dinner at Lilette Restaurant as a featured entrepreneur. Allen has grown her business – an art studio and “paint and sip” venue – with the help of Fund 17. The dinner raised almost $5,000 for Fund 17’s programs, which provide accessible business training and resources to New Orleans community members. 


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Shaniece Bickham, Vice President of the Pontchartrain Chapter of The Links, Inc., posed with the chapter’s President Kiana Mitchell, Programs Co-Chair Raquel G. Richmond, Fundraising Chair Keely Thibodeaux and Immediate Past President Sarah Moody Thomas at the group’s fundraiser “An Emerald Experience: The Essence of a Day Party” at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in July.  


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Pontchartrain Chapter of The Links, Inc. Sponsorship Sub-Committee Chair Sylvia Rushing, Technology Chair Yvonne Mitchell Grubb, Public Relations Sub-Committee Chair Jinx Broussard and Communications/Public Relations Chair Sheryl Kennedy Haydel attended “An Emerald Experience: The Essence of a Day Party” in July. Proceeds from the event will benefit the chapter’s programming in five key areas: Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, The Arts and Health and Human Services.  


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Karen Miller, Kevin Gardere, Nina Hansen Quinn and Swati Shah are pictured at Generation’s Hall for the Bridge House/Grace House’s 19th annual “Mr. Legs Pageant” in July. The anticipated event helps provide treatment to the 800 men and women Bridge House/Grace House serves every year.  


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Dean Liljeber and Tony Bertucci participated in the “2019 Mr. Legs Pageant,” a unique fundraiser to benefit Bridge House/Grace House, Louisiana’s only organization offering long-term residential, gender specific treatment, regardless of one’s ability to pay. After strutting his stuff and raising the most money, Matt Rinard was named Mr. Legs XIX.  


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(Seated) Will Schober, Rennee Schober, Lauren Bourg and Jeanne Tripoli posed with (standing) Albert Robichaux Jr., and Chuck Sabin at “Senior Moments,” a fundraising gala to benefit the Jefferson Council on Aging and their senior centers held at the Metairie Country Club in August.  


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Tracey McConduit, Albert Robichaux Jr., Carol and John Hall and Claudia Shabetai attended “Senior Moments” at the Metairie Country Club in August. Guests were treated to gourmet food, live music, a silent auction and more. Proceeds from the gala benefited the Jefferson Council on Aging and their senior centers.