Touro Infirmary President & CEO Susan E. Andrews, Touro Infirmary Chairman Louis Good III and Touro Foundation Chairman Nancy B. Timm


Set in the spirit of being outdoors and immersed in nature, the 2017 “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala’s” “Let’s Take A Road Trip” theme honored the Judah Touro Society Award recipient, Dr. Tom Oelsner.

Travel themed signage decorated the River City Ballroom, and each table featured a centerpiece including a whimsical bouquet and license plate from each state of the U.S. – a nod to Dr. Oelsner’s achievement of visiting each state in the continental U.S. in his RV. A video presentation featuring Dr. Oelsner’s family, friends, previous patients, fellow physicians and past JTS winners played during the program.

The gala was Co-Chaired by Dr. Meredith Maxwell, Allison Kupperman and Benjamin Swig. Overlooking the Mississippi River in the Riverview Room at Mardi Gras World, the Patron Party and cocktail hour featured small bites from 1718 Catering, with musical entertainment by James Martin Band. A silent auction surrounded the stairwell, including local artists, many of whom have been featured on the Artists Corner at Touro Infirmary throughout the year. There was also a wine pull and four large travel-themed raffles. 1718 Catering additionally provided the gala dinner. DJ Tony Skatchere entertained at the After Party.

The gala benefits the Touro Wellness Center, providing a safe, comfortable space for individuals with spinal cord injuries to access life-enhancing technologies.



Event at a Glance

What: “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala & After Party”
When: Saturday, November 4
Where: Mardi Gras World