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Panelists Dr. Reshma Bhanushali, Dr. Jennifer Rodriguez, Mary Beth Langlinais, Dextria Sapp, Dr. Arti Singh, Dr. Charisse Ward and Nicole Delahoussaye attended the Cardiovascular Institute of the South and Lafayette General Health’s inaugural “Heels for Hearts” fundraiser, a women’s social event held in September 2019 at Warehouse 535. The event raised more than $12,000 for Faith House, a domestic violence crisis center and shelter in Lafayette. 

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Ross Chapman, Kathleen Chapman and Mark Holcomb enjoyed a night of bowling and fun during “Pins & Needles,” a fundraiser to benefit the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum held at the Rock ’n’ Bowl in September. Guests were treated to a lively bowling tournament, beers, cocktails, food and music from the Grammy award-winning Zydeco band Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. 

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Dana Reed, Big Freedia and Nissa Johnson are pictured at Upturn Arts’ first-ever “Back to School Bash” in September 2019. Over 50 young artists and families enjoyed a dance party, face painting and a photo booth, as well as the opportunity to meet the Queen of Bounce herself, who recently named Upturn Arts as a recipient of funds for her new charitable organization, Bounce Up. 

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Jasmine and Janet Williams posed together at Upturn Arts’ “Back to School Bash.” The community oriented, family friendly event helped the organization surpass their goal to raise $12,000 in 12 days in partnership with Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation and featured fun activities, music and food and drinks provided by Adolfo Garcia, Atchafalaya Restaurant, Canes Fried Chicken and Reginelli’s. 

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New York Times Executive Editor in Chief Dean Baquet celebrated with Walter Isaacson, Loyola University New Orleans President Tania Tetlow and former head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans Monty Williams at the New Orleans Jazz Market after the “Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute Fellowship Awards” in September 2019. Tetlow was honored with the first-ever NCFLI Fellow of the year award, and Baquet, Isaacson and Williams were all presented with NCFLI National Leadership Awards for Excellence. 

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Arian Thomas and Shauna Ewen attended “Treequinox: An Autumn Evening with SOUL,” held at the First Presbyterian Church in September 2019. The intimate evening was full of music, custom cocktails, local fare and silent and live auctions to support SOUL’s (Sustaining Our Urban Landscape) mission to reforest the New Orleans area. 

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James Kelly Jr. served up some treats courtesy of Juan’s Flying Burrito during “Treequinox: An Autumn Evening with SOUL.” SOUL is dedicated to reforesting New Orleans’ urban areas to prevent/minimize flooding and subsidence, reduce pollution, improve community health and provide beauty and shade. Since their founding in 2016, the nonprofit has planted more than 1,800 trees and is committed to planting another 1,500 in their next season. 

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The past presidents of the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera gathered at the Guild Home on Prytania Street for their annual tea in September 2019: (standing) Current Guild President Karen Villavaso, Diane Dupin, Erin Fleming, Pat Kelly, Merle Segura and Betsy Dowling with (seated) Penny Baumer, Betty Davidson and Jean Rice.

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Leslie Rodger and Alexa Georges celebrated New Orleans Film Society’s 30th anniversary at a party thrown in its honor at Katherine and Tony Gelderman’s Lower Garden District home in September 2019. Guests enjoyed food by Chef Dominique Macquet, live music by Cactus Thief and more. 

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Fallon Young, Host Tony Gelderman and Sandy Shilstone are pictured at the special anniversary bash to commemorate three-decades of the NOFS. 

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Hannah Kreiger-Benson, Renard Bridgewater and Ethan Ellestad at “#MaCCNO7,” the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans’ anniversary party to celebrate seven years of advocacy work for musicians, culture bearers and buskers. The October 2019 celebration featured performances at Hi-Ho Lounge from the Brass-aholics, Bo Dollis Jr. & the Wild Magnolias and DJs Nice Rack and Riviera Slim. 

Volunteers At Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Oct 16 2019

Nearly 220 employees in Entergy’s information technology and grid modernization departments planted 500 trees, laid mulch trails, added 150 butterfly plants to their gardens and removed invasive vines with NOLA Tree Project at The Audubon Louisiana Nature Center on October 16, 2019. The event kicked- off tree planting season for the NOLA Tree Project and launched its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees global initiatives: a commitment to plant 100 million trees and engage 5 million new planters worldwide by 2022.


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