THANK YOU! 

WE DON’T PAUSE, WE PIVOT . . .

In our continuing promise to pivot and not pause, the Urban League of Louisiana has re-imagined our annual Gala as a live-virtual experience, forging ahead during these unprecedented times to serve the communities who need us the most.  We invite you to join us in the virtual celebration of the Urban League’s Annual Gala, one of the largest and most recognizable fundraisers in New Orleans, on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

This unique virtual experience will feature live music, inspiring programming and a wealth of entertainment, all in support of our 80-plus year legacy of empowering communities and changing lives.

2020 Chairs

Chairperson

Michael J. Sawaya
President and General Manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Co-Chairperson

James Carter, Esq
Managing Partner of the Cochran Firm–Trials & Mass Torts

Co-Chairperson

David Ellis
President and Chief Executive Officer of Entergy New Orleans, LLC

Co-Chairperson

Candace Montgomery
Vice President Experiential, Essence Communications

2020 HONOREES

Our 2020 Honorees were chosen for their incredible leadership, compassion, and commitment to equality and justice in our communities during the pandemic and beyond.

Dr. Jennifer Avegno
Director of the New Orleans Health Department

Jrue and Lauren Holiday
Jrue and Lauren Holiday Foundation

Chief Justice Bernette Johnson
 Louisiana Supreme Court

Alden J. McDonald, Jr.
President and CEO of Liberty Bank

2020 ENTERTAINMENT

EMCEE

Michael Colyar

GALA ENTERTAINMENT

Eric Benet

GALA ENTERTAINMENT

Casmé 

AFTER PARTY DJ

MC Lyte

AT&T
Boh Bros Construction Co., LLC
DePaul Community Health Centers
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Health and Wealth Consultants
Jade Russell Consulting

Jones Walker
Loyola University
New Orleans Saints & Pelicans
Port of New Orleans
The Square Button
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Walgreens

 

Adams & Reese LLP
Denise Bennett
Donna Betzer
Coaxum Enterprises
DMM & Associates, LLC
Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes
Finance Authority of New Orleans
Gallo Mechanical LLC
GMc+Co
Goodwill Industries
Dr. Seanelle Hawkins
Roger Javier
Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans

 

Kingsley House
Laitram
Louisiana Federation for Children
Dennis McSeveney & Nance Harden
Joy Profet
Dr. Larissa Steib
Laverne Toombs
Total Community Action, Inc.
THOMAS-WADDELL & Associates, Inc.
Victor Robinson CPA’s
Kyle and Michelle Wedberg
Woodward Design Build
Xavier University