Women with a Vision

St. Charles Avenue executive editor Bev Church, Nancy Marsiglia, Peggy Laborde and Liz Sloss

On Aug. 8, New Orleans Magazine celebrated its “Top Female Achievers” for 2006 with a luncheon at the Omni Royal Orleans. Starting at 11 a.m., more than 100 guests arrived and sipped champagne at the reception preceding the luncheon and awards ceremony. Sponsored by Adler’s, Fetzer Vineyards, Korbel champagne, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, the event raised $2,000 for Grace House, a facility that provides long-term residential treatment— regardless of ability to pay—to chemically dependent women so they can lead sober and productive lives.

Sandra Gunner and Todd Matherne

Honorees included: Ruthie Frierson, Sandra Gunner, Barbara Hammett, Janet Larue, Laura Maloney, Diane Newman, Sandra Shilstone, Doris Voitier, Dr. Sheila Webb, Becky Zaheri and the “Women of the Storm” (Pam Bryan, Bev Church, Becky Currence, Peggy Laborde, Nancy Marsigila, Anne Milling and Liz Sloss).

Honorees received awards presented by New Orleans Magazine’s editor in chief, Errol Laborde, and local author and historian Patricia Brady gave a speech and signed copies of her latest book, Martha Washington: An American Life.

Spencer, Mackie, Sandra and Scott Shilstone

Robert and Janet Larue

John McConnell, Diane Newman, Garland Robinette and Ken Beck

Stephanie Prunty and Susan Hess with Dan and Laura Maloney

Gilda Washington,
James Cox, Dr. Shelia Webb, Michael A. Andry and Georgia R. Simon

Sally Lapeyre, Ruthie Frierson, Barbara Bush and Karyn Noles Bewley

Grace House’s Michelle Gaiennie, Kelly Faucheux, Judy Morse and Patricia Brady