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Strictly Formal, Plus Mask

The United Negro College Fund hosted its inaugural “Mayor’s Masked Ball.”

Austin Badon, Paulette Stewart and Dr. Norman Francis

Photographed by Jeff Strout

The long-awaited inaugural “Mayor’s Masked Ball” benefiting the United Negro College Fund started off with a bang at a mayoral kickoff reception with The Honorable Mitch Landrieu on Tuesday, February 25, at 8 Block Kitchen & Bar of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

 The event itself took place on March 29 in the Empire Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Hosted by Mayor Landrieu, Dr. Michael L. Lomax, Theresa M. Badon, LaJuana Chenier and event chair Michael O. Smith, the strictly formal and masked event boasted a bevy of celebrities and dignitaries and benefitted local community keystones Dillard University and Xavier University of Louisiana.  

 Patrons kicked off the evening with a “VIP Masked Award Gathering,” followed by the open silent auction and cocktails. The gala began promptly at 7, with a live auction; a parade of stars, dignitaries and masks; dancing and live entertainment by Grammy Award-winning The Isley Brothers. Delicious edibles were provided by chefs Tory McPhail, Chris Wilson, Leah Chase and Brian Landry. 

 


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What:   Inaugural “UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball New Orleans”
When:  Saturday, March 29
Where:  Empire Ballroom, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

 


 

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