Metairie, La. (October 14) – Presented by Bryan Subaru, the annual Wine, Dine & Design event raised more than $87,000 to assist with funding for Bastion, the nonprofit organization that is building an intentionally designed neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors with lifelong rehabilitative needs and their families. Additionally, an “angel donor” matched the contribution, bringing the total donation to more than $175,000.
Held on Oct. 12 and 13 at the Audubon Tea Room, the event featured over 25 elaborately designed “tablescapes” created by local designers. The two-day soiree, which was produced by St. Charles Avenue Magazine, also featured a live auction including a live event painting by Alex Harvie. Chairmen for the Preview Party and Luncheon included Peyton and Elizabeth Bush, Lamar and Michelle Villere and Dylan Tete, Executive Director of Bastion.
Contributing sponsors included: Bollinger, Hibernia Bank, Villere & Co., Community Coffee, Whitney Bank, New Orleans Saints, St. Margaret’s Foundation, Ballard Brands, Walter and Sally Cockerham, Vernon and Patricia Brinson and Jim and Tia Roddy.
Table Designers included: Adler’s, Ambrose Garden, Bee’s Wedding & Event Designs, Belladeaux Designs, Beth Claybourn Interiors, Bev Church, BIALA, Crescent City Cooks, Dunn & Sonnier, Fancy Faces Décor with Wink, FestiGals, Host New Orleans, JADE Interiors, Kim Starr Wise Floral Events, Landscape Images, Mardi Gras Productions, National Society of Colonial Dames, Perino’s Garden Center, RD Home, RDS Productions, Trashy Diva, Vivian Cahn and YaYa.
The Bastion site is located on 5.5 acres in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans. Designed by architect Jonathan Tate, the development of 78 residential units along with a Wellness Center and common areas is underway and progressing in two phases. Bastion is one mile from City Park and Bayou St. John, and ten minutes from the new VA Medical Center. This project will serve as a replicable model for national expansion. Warriors and families will live in a planned community alongside other purpose-driven adults. The community will be designed to foster informal neighboring and enduring relationships. Our goal is for residents to maximize independence in the home and age in place.
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