Transforming Health Care

Daughters of Charity Foundation New Orleans celebrates 180 years of service.
Kenny Martinez
Co-Chairs Kerry and Mary Wyatt Milano Jr

During the “Keeping Our Promises Gala,” Daughters of Charity Foundation honored Steve Worley, the former President and CEO of Children’s Hospital, with the prestigious Inspired Cross Award. The Inspired Cross Award is presented annually to individuals or organizations that work with DCFNO to transform health care through innovation and courage, sharing vision and risk, always open to new possibilities and belief in DCFNO’s capacity and values.

Mary Wyatt and Kerry Milano Co-Chaired the event, which hosted 300 patrons. Elegant uplighting and a custom 180-year anniversary gobo served as an impressive backdrop for the evening. A slideshow played throughout the event showcasing photos of DCFNO patients, staff and partners.

Patron Party entertainment was provided by Tanya Boutte, followed by Boogie Falaya at the gala. A silent auction featured 66 diverse offerings, including artwork from notable New Orleanians, sports memorabilia and gift packages from premiere locations throughout the region. A raffle was also held for an Oscar de la Renta marquise leaf necklace.

DCFNO holds the annual “Keeping Our Promises Gala” to raise awareness and much needed funds to continue to serve individuals who are uninsured and underinsured in the New Orleans community. All proceeds go directly to providing primary and preventative care for these individuals. In 2015, DCFNO has raised over $175,000. 


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: Fourth annual “Keeping Our Promises Gala,” benefiting Daughters of Charity Foundation
When: Saturday, March 28
Where: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel