NEW ORLEANS – The Orchid Society is a professional network of African American women serving as positive role models for young minority ladies ages 12 – 16 in the New Orleans metro area through mentoring, community service and social awareness programming. They celebrated their five year anniversary as a community partner and honored African American women who have shown outstanding compassion to New Orleans and its citizenry. The honorees include:
Sybil Morial, Political Activist
Beverly McKenna, Publisher of the New Orleans Tribune
Dr. Beverly Wright, Founding Director of Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
Sylvia Scineaux-Richard, President East New Orleans Advisory Commission
Deborah Elam, President, GE Foundation and Chief Diversity Officer of General Electric
Sonya Brown, Community Engagement Coordinator at Boys Town Louisiana
The dinner was provided by Chef Dino Rogers and Chef Linda Green “The Yaka-mein Lady”, will feature a “family style” intimate setting with live music by Elliot Luv courtesy of Red Clay Soul and spirits provided by Victory Bar of New Orleans. The night was emceed by Camille Whitworth of WDSU and entailed Beautiful ambiance with decor by Posh Productions, LLC. Presenting Sponsor was 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans and Venue Sponsor was WBOK 1230 AM. Proceeds from this event will benefit the TOS mentoring program and a mentor/mentee trip to visit the White House in June 2016!
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