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A young guest showed off her headpiece at Longue Vue House and Gardens during the 2021 “Family Equality Day” in June. The event featured family-friendly activities, performances, a resource fair and more.

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Children played in the fountains at Longue Vue House and Gardens during their fifth annual “Family Equality Day,” a free pride event in June.  

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Shannon Warren modeled a flower crown at Longue Vue House and Gardens’ “2021 Family Equality Day” in June, a Pride event to celebrate and recognize families of all shapes, sizes and definitions. 

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Organizers Becker Hall, Rene Louapre and Zandy Rainold celebrated with Team Lard and In Charge for their first-place win at “Hogs for the Cause,” an annual celebration of year-round fundraising efforts to benefit pediatric brain cancer research. 

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Organizers Becker Hall, Rene Louapre and Zandy Rainold congratulated team Fleur de Que for raising $700,000 for pediatric brain cancer, earning them the top-fundraising title at the 2021 “Hogs for the Cause” festival.  

Hogs For The Cause Returns After Covid 19 Pandemic In Belle Chasse
Hogs for the Cause returns after Covid-19 Pandemic in Belle Chasse

Co-Founder Rene Louapre closed out the 2021 festival, held in June at the Plaquemines Parish Government Facility in Belle Chasse. For over a decade, the acclaimed barbecue and music festival has raised millions of dollars and raised awareness about pediatric brain cancer.

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Jewish Children’s Regional Service Development Director Mark Rubin attended “Jewish Roots Jubilee,” the organization’s virtual gala. Held in April, the event raised vital funds for JCRS’s camp, college and special needs scholarships for Jewish children and students.  

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JCRS Executive Director Ned Goldberg celebrated the 75th anniversary of the modern-era of Jewish Children’s Regional Service at the 2021 “Jewish Roots Jubilee.” Since starting the Jewish Roots series in 2011, JCRS has raised more than $1,200,000 in support of vulnerable Jewish children.  

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“Jewish Roots Jubilee,” Co-Chairs Carole Neff and Barbara Kaplinsky raised a glass at the 10th annual gala, which was held virtually in April. The event featured exclusive, pre-recorded performances by the JCRS “Success Story” Ensemble, a group of current and former JCRS educational scholarship recipients, four of whom are pursuing advanced degrees in musical performance. 

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Friends gathered at Lilette in September, hosted by Charlotte Bollinger, to celebrate Phyllis Taylor’s milestone birthday.  

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Grant Lustig, Nick Mitidiero, Pierre Thomas, Founder and CEO Bivian “Sonny” Lee and Eddie Mahoney competed in the 2021 Son of a Saint Classic golf tournament in May at the Lakewood Golf Club.   

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan posed with a group of Son of a Saint mentees at the nonprofit’s golf tournament in May, which raised more than $25,000 to support of the nonprofit’s mission to transform the lives of hundreds of fatherless boys in the greater New Orleans community.  

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Founder and CEO Bivian “Sonny” Lee and Alex Goss attended the Son of a Saint Classic golf tournament in May, which attracted 120 players split into 30 teams of four to help raise funds for the organization’s mentoring programs.