StM Gala Helps Support Local Businesses Hit Hard by Pandemic

When St. Martin’s volunteers and administrators began preparing for this year’s “The Show Must Go On” gala, presented by Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute, they had specific goals in mind. One of those goals was to help support local businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic. 

“It has been a really difficult year for so many local businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Gala Chair Allison DeViney ’92. “It was really important for us as members of the StM community to do what we could to support so many of them.” 

So DeViney and her Gala committee reached out to StM parents and asked them to support local shops, restaurants, and businesses by purchasing gift cards that were then donated to the Gala silent auction. 

“We’re proud to be able to offer thousands of dollars in gift cards from local businesses, purchased and donated by our generous parents, faculty, and staff,” said DeViney. “Our school’s motto is ‘Faith, Scholarship, and Service’ and it has been exciting to be able to support our school while living up to that StM promise.”

In addition to items from local businesses, the Online Auction also features many one-of-a-kind items, including class projects and baskets, StM meal plans, and so much more. Members of the StM community can browse all the available auction items here

The auction ends Saturday, April 17. The "Lucid" board closes at 10:00 p.m. and the "Congratulations, Leven Greene '21" board closes at 10:30 p.m. Register to bid now using your email address.

Proceeds from St. Martin’s Gala enhance school programs and make a significant impact on student life.
 
2021 SPONSORS
Presenting Sponsor Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute 
Red Carpet Raffle Sponsor Marian and Larry Gibbs
Libations Sponsor Epoch Estates Winery
Family Circus Game Sponsor Krewe of Argus
Family Circus Entertainment Sponsor IBERIABANK | First Horizon
Shining Stars Entertainment Sponsor Canal HR
Wine and Cheese Party Sponsor StM Board of Trustees
Print Sponsor Direct Mail Plus
Silent Auction Sponsors Lucid, "Congratulations, Leven Greene '21"
Family Circus Door Hanger Sponsor DA Exterminating
Family Circus Pizza Kit Sponsor Sysco
Family Circus Cookie Kit Sponsor Chez Pierre French Bakery & Café
Family Circus Popcorn Sponsor Creel's Kettle Corn
Shining Stars Wine Glasses Sponsor Annie and Wesley Palmisano
Evening Prize Sponsor Bourgeois Bennett, CPAs & Consultants
Shining Stars Gourmet Dessert Sponsor Chez Pierre French Bakery & Café
Event Guide Sponsors Merry Sorrells, Jessica Marasco/Edward Jones, 504 Pools/Lisa and Bret Davis, and Ana Ortega '85/General Biomedical Service
 
2021 VIP PATRONS
Jennifer Adams '92
Mary-Frances "Muffin" '96 and Jason Adriance
Toni and Devon Becnel
Sarah and Wesley Bordelon
Becky and Tyler Coatney '05
Kimberley '87 and Mark Crawford
Allison '92 and Robert DeViney
Katie and Samuel Dunn '91
Ninette and Perry Eastman '62
Anne and William Goliwas
Amy and Patrick Goodman
Laken Davis and Jeffery Hamilton
Jessica Marasco and Derek Illes
Stephanie Oswald Langlois and Bernard Langlois
Kristen and Michael Nicoladis '78
Dixie and Brian Patrick
Melissa and Floyd Simeon III
Jennifer Taylor '82
Deanna and Todd Tillery
Melinda Nicholson and Nicholas Trapani
Rebecca and Robert Ventura
Janet and Scott Whitfield
Marcie and David Wilkinson, Jr.
MéMé and Bertrand Wilson '77

2021 PATRONS 
Denise and Brian Altobello
Christen and Peter Amenta
Ashley Bozeman '85
Allene Cashmore '81
Janine and Lester Coe '84
Tootie Conway
Katherine and James Crosbie
Holly Dalferes
Virginia Davis
Lisa and Fred Devall '87
Erika and Laurent Dupepe
Tiffany and Christopher DuSaules
Marcella and Stephen Fink
Shirley and Frank Gendusa
Anita Hamilton
Cynthia Hill
Lindsay and Jordan Hill
Lene Røkaas and Tommy Hove
Rebecca and Mark Lovisa
Robin and Jeff Lunsford
Ethel and Tim Madden
Miriam and Kenneth Mancuso
Ana '85 and Gerardo Ortega
Jennifer and Ashley Perry
Shantelle and Abel Rodriguez
MaryLee '91 and Steven Saucier
Margaret and Fred Schuber
Lacey and Tom Spiers
Jenny and Bobby Velasquez
Jordan Weinberger
Teresa and Justin York
 
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