Come Celebrate With Us 2023!

All photographs by Charles E. Leche

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 23rd 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 449 Orleans Parish kids in court; further broadened our reach in East Baton Rouge, where we served 206 kids and were honored with the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s prestigious Children’s Law Award; gave the opportunity of a second chance to more than 100 people (dating back five years) who were sentenced as children to die in prison; and helped Louisiana adopt one of the strictest policies in the nation regulating the solitary confinement of children.

We’ll also be presenting our annual Pascal Calogero Champion of Justice Award to Louisiana State Senator Royce Duplessis for his tremendous impact on youth justice in the state legislature.

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

This cocktail reception fundraiser will be held on Thursday, March 23 (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.

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

Don’t wait. RSVP today!

HUGE THANKS to our Celebration 2023 host committee:

Norman Barnum IV // Cyla Clark-Rome // Bo Farrell // Chelsea Hylton // Margaux Krane // Chari Lawrence // Barrett Macgowan // Sarah Omojola // Julie Thibodaux // Miles Thomas // Irving Warshauer // Peggy Welsh // Carlos Luis Zervigón

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

Defender of Justice:

Gary Sernovitz & Molly Pulda
Conrad Williams Family Charitable Fund

Advocate of Justice: Anonymous // Baptist Community Ministries // BCBSLA Foundation // Blake Jones Law Firm LLC // Cox Communications Inc. // Diana & Sean Fisher // Lulu & Billy Freiberg // Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC // Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett // Donna & Jack Little // Sheldon Lykes // Mary & Dale MacCurdy // Miles Thomas Law LLC // Perrier Esquerré Contractors LLC // ResourceFull Consulting // Sessions, Israel & Shartle // Laurie & Paul Sterbcow // Anne & Quentin Urquhart // Linda Usdin DrPH & Steven Bingler // Lynda & Irving Warshauer

Benefactor of Justice: Adams & Reese LLP // Anonymous // Baker Donelson // Bernard & Franks // Greg Browne & Harriet Riley // Courington, Kiefer, Sommers, Marullo & Matherne LLP // Karen & Ollie Edmunds // Allison & George Freeman // Susan & Hervin Guidry // Susan Hess // Landis Construction Co. LLC // Liberty Bank // Matt Morrin // Nicole Newell // Sarah Omojola // PETERMAYER // Ava Rogers // Laura & Sonny Shields // Jackie & Bruce Shreves // Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP // Sista Midwife Productions // Allison & Pierre Stouse // Villere & Co. // Miriam & Bruce Waltzer // Peggy Welsh // Sarah & George Young // Elizabeth & Carlos Zervigón

Fellow of Justice: Amanda & Ryan Berger // Anonymous // Kirsten & Alex Breckinridge // The Brogdon Firm // Wilfred & Hedy Duplessis // Ninette & Perry Eastman // Melanie & Ken Ehrlich // Maria Elliott & Michael Kuhn // Bo & Conway Farrell // Christina & John Fay // Councilmember Joseph I. Giarrusso III // Hampton & Harrison LLC // Alexander Kelso // Chari & Charles Lawrence // Susan & Andy Lee // Megan & Phil Lorio // Aimee McCarron // Kathy & Jerry Meunier // Toni & Joseph Rome // Steve Scheckman // Tatje Insurance & Financial Products // Alice & Bill Wright // Ellen & Marc Yellin

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

Posted by Sydney Walkeron February 27, 2023and categorized as Awards, Client Story, Events, Featured, News, Reports, Uncategorized