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2017 HRC Louisiana Gala Dinner & Auction


Presented by Hyatt Regency New Orleans & WDSU



Equality Award Recipient    

Crescent Care

Visibility Award Recipient 

Robin Roberts
ABC News' "Good Morning America" 


Special Performance By

Wilson Phillips 


Chef Tory McPhail
Commander's Palace 

First Course
Lemon & Sea Salt Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes 

Chef Sylvian Tonnello
Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Second Course
Fennel Crusted Red Fish, Parsnips Mousseline

John Besh Foundation Alumni

Main Course
Roasted Beef Filet, spring pea risotto, grilled rainbow carrots, carrot top Salsa Verde

Chef Kelly Fields
Willa Jean 

Dessert Course
Blonde Chocolate Panna Cotta


Corporate Partners

Presenting – Hyatt Regency New Orleans, WDSU
Platinum – New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp., ARES/PHM
Diamond – Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith; Entergy
Silver – AT&T, Commanders Palace, COX, Delaware North, Diageo, Lucky Law Firm, Shell
Bronze – Rooter Man, Sean Anderson
Corporate Contributors – Acme Lock Co., Baker Donelson, Francis Lucas, Ph.D., Harrah’s, Solomon Group, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Toni McCord CPA
In-Kind – Mardi Gras Productions
Media – The Advocate


Support the HRC Louisiana Dinner

In addition to buying tickets to attend, there are many ways to support the HRC Louisiana Dinner:

  • Corporations may become corporate sponsors and associate your brand with the leaders of the movement for equality.
  • Local Businesses may contribute one of their products or services to the silent auction or purchase a recognition page in the program book.
  • Individuals can sign up to be a table captain and help spread the word about the gala and invite associates to join us for the event.

If you have interest or questions about how you can help please contact us:

  • Program Book: ProgramAds@hrcnola.org
  • Auction: Auction@hrcnola.org
  • Table Captain: TableCaptain@hrcnola.org
  • Corporate Partners: bettysun@hrcnola.org



For more information and questions about the HRC Louisiana Dinner, contact the dinner co-chairs:

Christian Rogers – ctrogers006@gmail.com
John Cannon – John.Cannon@hrcnola.org

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