The 26th annual “Justice for All Ball” celebrates The Pro Bono Project’s 28th year of service to the metro area community in sophisticated style. More than 200 guests started off the evening at a Patron Party held at the Audubon Clubhouse.
Patrons were treated to hors d’oeuvres donated and prepared on site by chef Ryan Prewitt of Pêche. The David Hansen Garden District Trio provided entertainment for the Patron Party. Norm Rubenstein and Michael DePetrillo served as diligent JFAB Committee Co-Chairs. Following the Patron Party, Limousine Livery provided complimentary service to transport guests between the Clubhouse and the Audubon Tea Room, though many chose to walk, as the night was crystal clear and cool.
Approximately 700 guests passed through the doors of the Tea Room, decorated by Funkshuns, dancing to the tunes of Louisiana Spice. Each table boasted signature commemorative wooden plaques with an antique key entry and old fashioned glass doorknobs, which provided a complimentary touch to the PBP’s mission of “Opening Doors,” also this year’s Ball theme.
More than 25 local restaurants served partygoers, and a specialty bar and cocktail provided by SoBou, with product from Atelier Vie, served the night’s signature drink: the Cumberbatch Collins.
Dozens of area businesses contributed to raffle packages. The silent auction, chaired by Amelia Koch, included a variety of art selections, jewelry and antique pieces of glassware and jewelry, as well as the live oil painting done on site by Alex Harvie.
Party favors this year donated by Creative Graphics were green aluminum key bottle openers inscribed with The Project’s logo helping to complement and promote the mission of Opening Doors to Access as referenced on the invitations provided by Right Hat.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: 26th annual “Justice for All Ball,” benefiting The Pro Bono Project
When: Friday, September 19
Where: Audubon Tea Room