Gary Van Vonderen posed with Charles Barnes, Founder and President of NOLA Code, and the Very Rev. Bill Terry, rector, at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church during “Anna’s Place NOLA Champagne and Chocolates” fundraiser in January. The event was held at the church to benefit its music, arts and education enrichment programs.
Karen Judge and Nicole Gottschalk attended the fundraising event to benefit Anna’s Place, which has provided holistic, engaging after school programming for at-risk New Orleans youth for the past 10 years
Darryl Durham, Founder of the kid’s programs at Anna’s Place, posed with Sheldon Stockstill, one of the program’s students, at their semi-annual fundraiser, “Champagne and Chocolates” in January.
Roberta Wilson, Danette Brown and Nicole Gottschalk enjoyed a drink to raise funds for Anna’s Place NOLA during their semi-annual benefit in January. Guests were treated to champagne, all-you-can-eat chocolate desserts, casino-inspired games and live music.
Frank Stewart, Paulette Stewart, John Nickens and Ron Forman attended the second-annual Patron Party for “Audubon Zoo Lights,” presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans in December 2019 at the Audubon Tea Room.
Leslie Gottsegen and son Will Gottsegen enjoyed a festive evening at the Audubon Tea Room during the Patron Party for “Audubon Zoo Lights” in December 2019.
Cassandra and Freddie King posed with their children at the Patron Party for “Audubon Zoo Lights” presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans in December. Guests were treated to an early viewing of” Zoo Lights,” which transforms Audubon Zoo into an enchanting winter dreamland every year.
Kaylea and Hunter Hill shared a smile with their children at “Audubon Zoo Lights’ Patron Party” in December 2019. More than 500 guests attended the festive event, which featured delicious food and drink, cookie decoration and a surprise visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus
Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, Bobby Palmer and French Quarter Business Association Vice President Anthony Viloria attended FQBA’s annual fundraising gala in January.
FQBA board member at-large Maggie Matlak and board member Robert Rizzuto celebrated the organization’s annual fundraising gala, which was held at Harrah’s New Orleans in January to support FQBA’s mission to assist in the development and success of business in the Vieux Carré, while protecting the integrity of the historic and cultural district throughout 2020.
John Paige and FQBA Vice President Lori Paige attended the FQBA’s 2020 gala. The more than 200 guests in attendance enjoyed the sounds of DJ Raj Smoove, while bidding on fabulous silent auction items and tasting delicious offerings from some of the French Quarter’s top restaurants.
FQBA board member Gene Sausse posed with Connie DeBlieux and board member at-large Jeremy DeBlieux at the 2020 FQBA fundraising gala, held at Harrah’s in January. Guests were treated to music, food and a silent auction featuring 45 items, including a six-month membership to the House of Blues New Orleans’ Foundation Room V.I.P. Club and a two-night stay at the Windsor Court Hotel.
Judge Paulette Irons and Marcy Delatte attended a special showing of Mandatory Merriment at Southern Rep Theater to benefit the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter in December 2019.
Dawn Bradley-Fletcher, Executive Director of New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter, and Katawan Fletcher posed at Southern Rep Theater in December for a benefit showing of the holiday musical, Mandatory Merriment. Guests were treated to a three-course dinner by top New Orleans chefs and a viewing of the play. All proceeds from the event go towards NOWCS to help transition homeless families from poverty to self-sustainability.
Dan Silverman, Derrick Freeman and Jackie Silverman enjoyed dinner and a show at Southern Rep Theater in December 2019, to help raise funds for the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter. The event was sponsored by the Silvermans, alongside Ashley Longshore, Colleen and Allen Kirkley, Lisa and David Schlakman and Kathleen and Robert Zetzmann.
David and Jeni Hammer enjoyed a night of comedy, cuisine, and philanthropy with Lisa and David Schlackman at the Southern Rep Theater’s showing of Mandatory Merriment to benefit the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Nicki Hancock, Janine Hundley, Alyssa Lang, Kathleen Francis and Judge Monique Morial, the first female Sugar Bowl President, shared a table at the College Football Playoff and the New Orleans College Football Championship Host Committee’s women’s luncheon in January to kick off the CFP festivities in New Orleans and celebrate female playmakers in sports and business.
ESPN’s Alyssa Lang emceed a panel discussion during the CFP/CFCHC’s women’s luncheon in January with Judge Monique Morial, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Kathleen Francis.
Molly Mazzolini, partner and brand integration director at Infinite Scale, and Andrea Williams, chief operating officer of the College Football Playoff, attended a women’s luncheon in January to kick off the CFP festivities in New Orleans and celebrate female playmakers in sports and business.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Members Caroline Zatarain, Jennifer Guenard, Allison Badon and Anne Teague Landis posed together at the CFP/CFCHC’s women’s luncheon in January, the kick-off to an event-filled weekend that culminated with LSU defeating Clemson in the 2020 CFP Championship game on January 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Carl “Gator” Theriot, Maurice Trosclair, Justina Billiot and Barret Bernard attended Heartbeat NOLA’s first-ever major fundraiser, “A Grateful Heart Celebration,” held at Tipitina’s in December 2019.
Musicians Antoine Diel, Gerald Watkins and Maurice Trosclair performed at Tipitina’s for Heartbeat NOLA’s “A Grateful Heart Celebration.” Proceeds from the show supported Heartbeat NOLA’s mission to spread awareness of the importance of knowing how to perform CPR and having quick and public access to automated external defibrillators.
Kate Abreo and Maurice Trosclair performed at Heartbeat NOLA’s fundraising event “A Grateful Heart Celebration,” at Tipitina’s. During the benefit show, Trosclair debuted his first solo album, Grateful – A sudden cardiac arrest survivor’s awakening by Miracle Meaux. All original songs were inspired by Trosclair’s experience as a sudden cardiac arrest survivor.
Lisa Thompson, Cynthia Moreau, Jules Bustillo, Kent McDonald, Annette McDonald, Stephanie Bernstein-Platt, Heartbeat NOLA Executive Director Nancy Trosclair and Eileen Flanagan enjoyed live music at Tipitina’s during Heartbeat NOLA’s first-ever major fundraising event, “A Grateful Heart Celebration.” Hundreds of guests enjoyed the sounds of Maurice Tosclair’s first solo album, Grateful – A sudden cardiac arrest survivor’s awakening, performed by local New Orleans musicians.