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"An Evening with the Stars" 18th Annual Golden Tassel Gala
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When: Friday
From 7:30 - 11:30 PM
Where: Ballrooms A and B at the Pontchartrain Center
4545 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, Louisiana  70065
United States
Contact: May Wen

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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.

An 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.

The 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.

A 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.

Tickets and sponsorships are still available. For more information, visit or call 504.831.1565.

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