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Highlights from Our Love & Service Gala

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

A good time was had by all at the Xavier University's McCaffrey Ballroom on June 9th!

Board President Michael Champagne, Executive Director Michael Bourg, Bl. Rosalie Rendu Prix Du Chef Serviteur Award Recipient, Ethel Fazande, of Blessed Trinity Conference and Gala Emcee, Norman Robinson

This celebration of service, and those who allow us to help our community, renewed the Vincentian spirit.

"There was a palpable sense of joy in the room," says Executive Director Michael Bourg.

Board President Michael Champagne, Top Hat Award recipient, Laura Drewes, OLPH (Belle Chasse) conference, Executive Director Michael Bourg and Gala Emcee, Norman Robinson

The monies raised will help us continue to carry out the mission of our founder, and provide much needed assistance to the most vulnerable in our area.

Executive Director Michael Bourg addressing Gala attendees

We are thankful to have 500 volunteers who help us serve our neighbors in need. It was a difficult task choosing three Vincentians to recognize for their hard work and dedication. Congratulations again to Ethel Fazande, Dr. Foster Hebert and Laura Drewes-our 2023 award recipients.

Executive Director Michael Bourg extends thanks and appreciation to Emcee Norman Robinson

We thank SVdP members, family, friends and supporters who joined us for the 2023 Love & Service Awards Gala and we look forward to next year!

In the Spirit of Love and Service!

Ethel Fazande celebrates with her family members and fellow Blessed Trinity conference members

Bl. Frédéric Ozanam Prix Du Chef Serviteur Award Winner, Dr. Foster Hebert, and fellow St. Genevieve conference members.

SVdP Conference members enjoying the sounds of To Be Continued Brass Band

Our 2023 Top Hat Award recipient, Laura Drewes

*Photos courtesy of Jessica Drewes/Color Photography


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