Jeff Gulotta and Alexis, a Liberty Kitchen alumna, celebrate 10 years of impact at Liberty Kitchen’s annual “Come Grow With Us” fundraiser in September 2019. The event featured chefs from nearly 20 of New Orleans’ hottest restaurants serving up signature dishes, alongside Liberty’s Kitchen trainees and alumni, for attendees to vote on for Best in Show, Most Creative and Best Presentation.  


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 Tiffany Harvill, Erich Weishaupt, Ahmaad Lott, Chef Susan Spicer, Jennifer Weishaupt and Michelle Mathew attended Liberty Kitchen’s annual “Come Grow With Us” benefit, which raised over $170,000 to go towards the organization’s mission to build skills, relationships and confidence. The proceeds will be used for youth stipends, uniforms, knife sets, case management, career counseling, leadership training and more.  


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Mary Hindermann, Beth Cristina Artigues, Lane Hindermann and Robin Dusang attended a benefit art show hosted by Artigues in September to raise funds for The NOCCA Institute and Special Connections, an organization that helps adults with special needs. 


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Jennifer Artigues, Beth Cristina Artigues and Kristi Artigues are pictured at the Metairie Country Club for an exclusive art show featuring the work of Eugenie Suggs, Carolyn Busenlener and Carol Joachim in September to benefit The NOCCA Institute and Special Connections.


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“Scales & Ales” Chairmen Chriss Knight and Lon Nichols celebrated the fundraising event’s 10th anniversary at the Aquarium of the Americas in October. Proceeds from the event supported shark research and conservation efforts and guests were treated to a memorable evening of food, drink and live entertainment, as well as the enchanting sights and sounds of the Aquarium on the New Orleans riverfront after dark. 


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Melissa Duhe and Dr. Aaron Mammoser race against brain cancer at the fifth annual “Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/Walk” in Audubon Park in October 2019. The Favrot family started the race in memory of Kelsey Favrot, who died 10 years ago of brain cancer.


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Parker Favrot, Celeste Favrot, Chelsea Cusimano, McKell Favrot and Caroline Favrot made up the 2019 Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Race Committee, which was held in Audubon Park in October 2019. Almost 600 runners and walkers participated in the benefit, which raises money to fulfill Kelsey’s dying wish that New Orleans provide the same level of neuro-oncology care as major medical centers so that patients and their families don’t need to travel for treatment.  


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Myra Mier Miramon and Karen T. Stall celebrated the memory of Donna Thiele Clement at “Sip to Save 2019: Celebrate the Night in Black & White,” a fundraising party held at the Metairie Country Club to benefit the Karen T. Stall Research & Breast Institute, which awarded the LSU Health Foundation and Ochsner Health Foundation $25,000 each for cancer research.


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Dr. Robert Batson and Dr. Shawn McKinley attend “Sip to Save 2019: Celebrate the Night in Black & White,” a fundraising event to benefit breast cancer research. The night featured a Patron Party at the Old Metairie home of Charlie and Karen Stall, followed by a second-line to the Metairie Country Club for the main event, where guests were treated to specialty cocktails, gourmet food, a silent auction, casino games and more.  


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Ariane Hawkins and Kristyn Williams at the fourth annual “Beignet Festival” at the Festival Grounds at New Orleans City Park in October 2019, where guests were invited to sample from 30 unique beignet dishes from some of the city’s best restaurants and food trucks, live music, local art and more.  


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Touchstone ABA’s Jackie White, Bobbie Fremin, and Gabrielle Chenevert celebrated the fourth annual “Beignet Festival,” held at City Part in October 2019. In addition to delicious treats and local art and music, this year’s event benefited the Tres Doux Foundation, which makes grants to nonprofits serving children with developmental delays.


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The “Kickin’ Parkinson’s” 2019 Committee posed together at the Stone Creek Club & Spa in October 2019 during their equestrian-themed fundraiser. With over 700 guests, 200 auction items, 97 sponsors, food and drinks from more than 30 local restaurants, the event raised a record-breaking $390,000 for Parkinson’s Disease research.