LANO Member Jefferson
Dollars for Scholars (JDFS) will be hosting an "Evening with the Stars” at the Pontchartrain Center on Friday,
Sept. 23 to raise money for scholarships and educational programs for Jefferson
Parish Public School students—the future stars of our community. The event will
honor Kim and Mike Sport, the power
couple who started Jefferson Dollars for Scholars 18 years ago. More than 1500
teachers, parents, and business and community members will attend JDFS’ banner
fundraising event—the 18th Annual Golden Tassel Gala.
exclusive patron party will be held for 200 of JDFS’ biggest supporters from
6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Belle Grove Ballroom. The Patron Party will feature food
catered by some of the most renowned
restaurants in the Greater New Orleans area.. Tickets to the Patron Party
are $125 each or $250 for a pair.
gala will be held from 7:30-11:30 p.m. in Ballrooms A and B at the
Pontchartrain Center. Guests will be able to enjoy delicious cuisine from 50
restaurants and entertainment by The
Bucktown All-Stars. Tickets are $75 each or $100 for two.
special presentation will be held at 7:45 p.m. featuring 2011 Jefferson Parish
Public School System talented students. A silent auction to benefit JDFS
programs will feature autographed memorabilia from the New Orleans Saints
players, jewelry from Gore’s Art, memberships to local businesses all over the
Greater New Orleans area, passes to Audubon Nature Institute, the WWII Museum
and other local galleries, one-of-a kind artwork made especially for our
auction by local artists, hotel night stays from local hotels and much more.
and sponsorships are still available. For more information, visit www.jeffersondollarsforscholars.org or call