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What a Wonderful World

On Friday, October 7, more than 600 supporters of life gathered for a night of food, fun and dancing at our annual Gala for Life at ClubXLIV near Champions Square. The Superdome displayed our iconic teal and purple colors for the whole city to see as we joined for a celebration of life. Formerly known as our Fais Do Do, our 2016 Gala for life was a phenomenal success.

Our event’s new name and venue proved to be a fabulous fit for our celebration. What better way to celebrate life in our community than to celebrate surrounded by reflections of Louisiana culture festooning the walls? From Louis Armstrong’s poignant “What a Wonderful World” lyrics wrapping around the bar, to a full wall of Muses shoes, to the Champions Square Jumbotron showing our logo, the visual elements of the evening stood as a perfect emblem of the reason for our gathering—a celebration of life in our community.

What a night! The décor was festive. The generously donated food was delectable. The music was enlivening. The auction provided some enjoyable and amiable competition. The photo booth was full of whimsical fun. Our deserving Gala for Life Honorees, Ben and Kristen Clapper, were charming and inspirational. And you—you were wonderful!

It was truly a night of hope. We can sometimes become too easily discouraged by what seems to be the ever-looming and strengthening culture of death. The battle for a culture of life may seem insurmountable. A world in which a mother has the legal “right” to kill her own child is a broken world indeed.


But we choose to speak words of hope and life over all those who struggle to hear that truth. And we choose to celebrate because, as Kristen reminded us in her address to all of us present at the Gala, “Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more” (Romans 5:20).


This year’s Gala raised over an astounding $153,000!

Because of you, women who are struggling to choose life will see their little one dancing inside them through a free ultrasound; women caught in the grips of confusion and pain will receive much-needed professional counseling; and women lacking the resources to raise a child will receive the necessary material and emotional aid to step confidently into the gift of motherhood.

We thank you for joining us in our mission to be the hands, feet and heart of Christ in a world that so desperately needs to know His love. Thank you for joining us in our mission to support life and promote peace in our community.


Thank you to all our sponsors, patrons, underwriters and auction donors, to all those who volunteered their time and talents and to all who joined us on the dance floor.

What a celebration of life! Because of you, we celebrated with record-breaking numbers, and because of you, women facing the challenge of unplanned pregnancies can find the hope and support they need to choose life.



We appreciate you!

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our 2016 Gala for Life a success!


Jack Dardis & Mason Couvillon / Dardis Couvillon & Associates
The Delahoussaye Family
John and Tammy Dupuy
Paul and Mary Beth Fine
Friends of Woman’s New Life Center
Todd S. Hubbell, Certified Financial Planner
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Marier
The McKay Family
The O’Connor Insurance Group, LLC
Stella Maris Productions


Champions for Life
The Harvey Family
Alice and Richard Roth

Guardians of Life
Mike and Dana Hammer
Team Tangie, Inc. Realtors
Triton Stone Group of New Orleans
Matthew and Julie Ungarino

Defenders of Life
Allen and Gaye Frederic
David and Anna Jouandot

Protectors of Life
Mark J. Baquie
Claire and John Carrere
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Cooper II
Don and Darlene Evans
Paul and Mary Beth Fine
Charlotte L. Foulk
Dan and Nancy Henderson
The Reiling Family Foundation / Mary Beth & David Mettz
St. Bernard Drugs / Dominic and Georgette Sciortino
St. Matthew the Apostle Knights of Columbus Council #13425

Advocates for Life
Brandon and Sarah Jane McMahon Briscoe
Drs. Edward L. Donaldson and Tessa M. Smith
Leo and Carolyn Hebert
Marjorie C. McKay
Lloyd and Jan Tate
Viator Wealth Management Group
Angela Yalamanchili

Supporters of Life
Rod and Linda Abele
Archdiocese of New Orleans Family Life Apostolate
Ray and Jean Augustin
Mary Hillery Babin
Paul and Kathleen Barletta
Mrs. William Berridge
James and Helen Britsch
Jerri and Charlie Bush
Ralph and Linda Capitelli
Father Robert Cavalier
Robert and Lauren Clark
Chip and Jan del Corral
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dufresne
Bill Eastin and Paulette Ward
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fischer
Christian and Alicia Generes
Phil and Linda Greco
Carlton and Carlys Guillot
Joel and Pattie Hron
Susan and Chuck Ives
Joan G. Johnson
Tom and Connie Kitchen
In Memory of Carol Klotz
Gregory and Yvette Lacour
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart J. Lagarde
Honorable and Mrs. Joseph B. Landry
Marguerite and Jim Lewis
Pat and Albert Majeau
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Mancuso
Dr. Laura and Patrick Mansfield
Judy and Bob Martin
Mrs. Jane H. Nalty
Kirby and Susie Newburger
San and Kirsten Owen
Lynne and Stephen Pesce
Peter R. and Marilyn A. Quirk
David and Rose Marie Redmann
Darlene and Marc Robért
Jorge and Merja Schwarz
Mr. and Mrs. Don Shinskie
Kevin and Casey Sprehe
Gordon and Ann Stevens
Bonnie and Bob Talbot
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Weber

Food Donors

Bon Ton Café
Canseco’s New Orleans
CC’s Coffee/Harahan
Central Po-Boys and Catering
Friends of WNLC
Haydel’s Bakery
Hook’D Up
La Louisiane Bakery
LA Smokehouse
Maurice French Pastries
My Sister’s Table
New Orleans Steamboat Co.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
The Ridge Bistro
Robért Fresh Market
Today’s Ketch
Vincent’s Italian Cuisine

Auction Donors

Acting by Teri Elaine
Adventure Quest Laser Tag
Amanda Rupert
Amelia Garcia Lamy
Andy Wayne Photography
Angel Prints 3D/4D Ultrasounds
Anne Harrison
Another Broken Egg Café
Archbishop Chapelle High School
Ashley Sievert Beauty
Audubon Nature Institute
Aunt Sally’s Creole Pralines
Baby Bump Maternity & Children’s
Barrel Proof Bar
BH Crafts & Creations
BooKoo Bounce
Brisbi’s Restaurant & Bar
Brother Martin High School
Cajun Land Spices
Calm Photography
Cassie Smith
Catholic Productions
Cava Restaurant
Cavan Restaurant and Bar
Chateau Golf & Country Club
Chris Guarisco
Chris’ Specialty Meats
Christian Bling
City Putt
Compère Lapin
Convention Plant Designs, Inc
Crafty Rooster
Creative Images Photography
Culinary Kids
Daly – Sublette Landscape Architects, Inc.
Davis Fails Construction
de Coeur
Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants
Deborah Luke, Sculptor
Destrehan Discount Pharmacy
Diana Haddad Cangemi
Double M Feed
Dr. Nobles
Empire Gymnastics Academy
English Turn Golf & Country Club
Erin Allen
Fine Thread Art LLC
Friends of WNLC
George Friedman
Global Wildlife Center
Glow Hair Beauty Bar
Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood
Handmade Rosaries by Father Gary
Harahan Dental Care
Henry Howard Hotel
Hi-Brow Beauty Bar
Holly H. Tracy
Holy Cross School
Homemade by Heather
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
House of Blues
Ida Mollo
In & Out Express Carwash
Into Your Will
Janet Connell
Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour
Jeffrey Cusimano
Jesuit High School of New Orleans
Judy Legett
JuJu’s Boutique
K. Lyn Photography
Karen Quinn
Katelyn Landreneau
Katie’s Kreations by Katie Brandstetter
Kendra Scott
Kevin & Laurie McKay
Kids & Family New Orleans
Kitty Cleveland
Krista Loyd
L’Auberge Baton Rouge
La Petite Grocery
Lake Lawn New Orleans Gift Shop
Lakeside Camera Photoworks
Lance Ehret
Laser Tag of New Orleans
Leaf Services LLC
Leslie S. Ratcliff
Liz’s Where Y’at Diner
Lizano’s Glass Haus, Inc.
Louisiana Tour Company, LLC
Lucky Dogs
Manos Restaurant
Mellow Mushroom
Mignon Faget
Movie Tavern Northshore
My Growing Season Quiet Books
Nancy Delahoussaye
Natural Nails Spa & Tanning
Nest Children
New Orleans Art By Cath
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Zephyrs
Niche Modern Home
Nola Birth Photographer
NOLA Couture
NOLA Shoes & Accessories
Nonna Randazzo’s Italian Bakery & Caffé
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Oak Alley Plantation
Olive Patch
Ory Family Dentistry
Painting with a Twist
Palm Tree Playground
Perlis Clothing
Pizzella Picture Framing & Fine Art, LLC
Playmakers Indoor Sports in Harahan
Rebekah Owens
Red Photography
Rita Falterman
Roy’s Jewelry Store
Savory Cajun
Seth Fontenot Photography
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Simply Southern
Smoke em if You Got em
Southern Hotel
Stella Maris Productions, LLC
Stephanie Kenning
Steve and Trudy Morris
Susan Bradle
Susie Mackenzie
Suzanne Coco
Sylvain Restaurant & Bar
Take 5 Oil Change
Tessa M. Smith, DDS
The Audubon Group Wealth Management
The Basketry
The English Tea Room & Eatery
The French Mix
The Grand Theatre
The Little Gym of the Northshore
The Pilates and Yoga Loft
The Polished Peacock
The Spa at Stone Creek
Tina LaHaye
TPG – The Plant Gallery
Ursuline Academy
Vega Tapas Cafe
Vernon and Susan Caldwell
Wellness Water Company
Welty’s Deli
Willwoods Community Faith and Marriage Apostolate
Ye Olde College Inn

Entertainment By
The Redmann Brothers
The Medics

Linens By
Just Ask Rental

Special Thanks
Mount Carmel Academy Teens for Life
Brother Martin Crusaders for Life
Ursuline Academy Pro-Life Club
St. Angela Merici Parish
St. Mary Magdalene Parish
St. Rita of Cascia Parish, Harahan
St. Pius X Parish
Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Mandeville
St. Philip Neri Parish
St. Clement of Rome Parish
St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Slidell
St. Dominic Parish
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, LaPlace
Bourg Signs
Voveo Marketing Group
Dyle Films
Lenny Delbert, PanAm Communications

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