St. Georges Episcopal School third graders Christian Barahona, Paxton Anderson, Mathilde Denegre, Andree Moss and Raymond Walker present a $5,000 check for the Red Cross – the most ever raised at this 10th annual Walk-a-thon – to Red Cross CEO Kay W. Wilkins and Red Cross communications coordinator and

marketing director for the South East Louisiana chapter Megan Harms.

Monique Gardner, director of University of New Orleans’ Office of Alumni Affairs and executive director of UNO’s International Alumni Association, along

with co-chairs Jean Person and Laurie Clement, welcomed guests to the 13th annual Silver Blue Gala held Dec. 1 at The Foundry with proceeds benefiting UNO Student Scholarships.

Carol Short, University of New Orleans’ Sliver Blue Gala’s 2006 Chair and Lynn Luker, 2004 Chair, also enjoyed the silent and live auction hosted by John “Spud” McConnell, food by Bella Luna Catering, music by Sha’on and the Girls with Success and lockbox jewelry donated my Mignon Faget at UNO International Alumni Association’s 13th annual Silver Blue Gala.

Event Co-Chair Diane Dupin, featured soprano Martha Gurth, featured pianist Spencer Myer and Event Co-Chair Richard Gould celebrate Gurth and Myer’s performance (which also featured cellist Andrew Dunn) at the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans’ Soirée de Nöel held at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Dec. 16, 2007.

Alva Chase, Wendy Rodrigue, whose husband painted MASNO’s 25th anniversary commemorative print (which is also the 17th Annucal NOIPC Art Print) “The Composers,” that was given away in a drawing along with many other fabulous presents, and Barbara Sands also attended the MASNO’s Soirée de Noël which included a reception catered by Mrs. Leah Chase of Dooky Chase restaurant.

Dr. Charles Dupin, Joni Jensen, Tom Melancon and James Shoe at MASNO’s Christmas celebration, the proceeds of