Come Celebrate With Us!

Our lawyers, social workers, and policy advocates work tirelessly in support of our kids all year long. But on this night, we celebrate.

Join us on Thursday, March 24th at our annual benefit event: the Celebration for Children’s Rights.

We’ll be recognizing our successes from the past year, when we fought for 474 Orleans Parish kids in court, expanded our reach in East Baton Rouge through the growth of our social work team there, and helped eliminate the fees courts and prisons can charge families with children in Louisiana’s juvenile legal system.

We’ll also be presenting our annual Pascal Calogero Champion of Justice Award to Troi Bechet, the Founder & CEO of the Center for Restorative Approaches, for her more than ten years of leading New Orleans in its use of restorative approaches as a means for achieving accountability and repairing harm for those impacted by conflict and crime.

You’re a part of our children’s success! It’s the support of people like you that helps them thrive and leave the juvenile legal system behind for good. So come celebrate with us! Click here to RSVP.

This cocktail reception fundraiser will be held on Thursday, March 24 (6-8pm) at “The Building”, a beautiful art space located at 1427 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (just across from the Jazz Market). Business or business casual attire preferred.

For the safety of our guests and venue staff, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend.

While there is no minimum cost, a donation is required to attend.

Don’t wait. RSVP today!

HUGE THANKS to our Celebration 2022 host committee:

Troy Bell & Veronica Gillespie-Bell // Amy Bellone-Hite // Amanda Berger // Allison Freeman // Lulu & Billy Freiberg // Kit Fritchie // Honorable Susan G. Guidry // Andrea Manuel // Emily Palit // Allison & Pierre Stouse // Diana Turner // Peggy Welsh // Bri Whetstone // George & Sarah Young

We wish to thank this year’s sponsors and top donors:

Guardian of Justice:

Allison & George Freeman

Defender of Justice:

Clayton & Kendall Carriere
Gary Sernovitz & Molly Pulda
Allison & Pierre Stouse

Advocate of Justice: Adams & Reese LLP // Baptist Community Ministries //BCBSLA Foundation // Troy Bell & Veronica Gillespie-Bell // Greg Browne & Harriet Riley // Cox Communications Inc. // Lulu & Billy Freiberg // Kit & Gus Fritchie // Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett // Susan & Bill Hess // Liberty Bank // Donna & Jack Little // Sheldon Lykes // McGlinchey Stafford PLLC // Perrier Esquerré Contractors LLC // Plauché Maselli Parkerson LLP // ResourceFull Consulting // Salley, Hite, Mercer & Resor LLC // Sessions, Israel & Shartle // Laurie & Paul Sterbcow // Linda Usdin DrPH & Steven Bingler //​ Villere & Co.

Benefactor of Justice: Bernard & Franks // Courington, Kiefer, Sommers, Marullo & Matherne LLP // Amy Dickson & Greg Kolenovsky // Laurie & Warren Doyle // Diana & Sean Fisher // Fishman Haygood LLP // Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC // Susan & Hervin Guidry // Landis Construction Co. LLC // Sally & Jay Lapeyre // Diana & Tom Lewis // Mary & Dale MacCurdy // Miles Thomas Law LLC // Matt Morrin // Marilu & Sam Robinson // Sessions, Fishman & Nathan, LLC // Jackie & Bruce Shreves // Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP // Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC // Miriam & Bruce Waltzer // Peggy Welsh

Fellow of Justice: Anonymous // Carol & Harold Asher // Judith Barnes-Cochran // Morris Bart III // Elizabeth & Benjamin Benton // Gail & Ned Bergin // Kirsten & Alex Breckinridge // Center for Restorative Approaches // Charles Leche Photography // Crescent Crown Distributing // Melanie & Ken Ehrlich // Elysian Events Catering // Anne & Rob Gardiner // Nancy & Stephen Hales // Dina Hasiotis & Tim McEvoy // Ellinor & Doug Howard // Susan & Andy Lee // Martin Wine & Spirits // McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch LLC // Sharon & Rick Meyer // Naomi & Larry Orlansky // Wendy Hickok Robinson // Maureen Sheahan & Al Cholger // Will Snowden // William Sonner & Mike Gallaugher // Angele & Al Thompson // Melanee & Steve Usdin // Alice & Bill Wright // Ellen & Marc Yellin // Elizabeth & Carlos Zervigon

We also wish to thank the following for their partnership and steadfast commitment to our kids:

Posted by Ryan Hillon February 9, 2022and categorized as Awards, Client Story, Events, Featured, News, Reports, Uncategorized