Patrons Step Back in Time for the 2017 Celebration of the Crest

IMG_5954On Saturday, November 18, it was a “roaring good time” for those arriving at the New Orleans Marriott for the annual Celebration of the Crest. Instead of a traditional ‘Crimson & Gold’ themed night, our guests were transformed back in time to the “Jazz Age.” This year, it was a “PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ” themed event that welcomed over 700 guests including parents, friends, alumni of St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, and Brother Martin, as well as faculty and staff of Brother Martin. Guests donned their favorite cocktail attire with their pearls and zoot suits that were full of glitz and glamour.  The chair-couple for the event was Missy and Mark Hildreth and co-chair-couples were Ami and Charlie Martinez ’85, Renee and Allen Boudreaux, and Kim and Jamie Munoz

The jazzy night began with a premium Patron Party that included silent auction items and raffles.  Welcoming guests there were Patron Party chair couple, Jodi and P. Lindsey Williams ’83.  Chef Thorsten Leighty and his staff at the Marriott prepared a spectacular cuisine for the night including shrimp cocktail, beef wellington, chicken andouille gumbo, coconut shrimp, debris sliders, a mac and cheese bar, desserts and even a late- night snack of bite- size grilled cheese sandwiches. A scrumptious candy bar donated by D & D Creations added a special touch to the ballroom which was decorated with flowers, top hats, and plumes.  Auction sponsors and donors were recognized throughout the night on a 15′ Power Point presentation.


A selection of silent and live auction items were open for bidding and guests participated in several raffles including the “Best of Live, “50/50,” “52,” and the favorite “Dream Vacation”. Items were also up for the live auction with Brother Martin Ambassadors helping bidders to “Bid High” for those coveted items. Guests enjoyed music by The Benchwarmers as they danced the night away.

This event, sponsored by the Brother Martin Parents Club, is the school’s largest annual fundraiser benefiting the student body. Thank you to our Student Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and all our generous supporters.  We look forward to another successful event next year!

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Main Sponsor 
Regions Bank

Patron of the Crest
Dave’s Pharmacy, Inc. (Anna and David Jouandot ’78, David III ’03 and Joshua ’15)
Norma and Michael Kimble ’81
Orleans Capital Management
Romaguera Photography (Ralph ’67 SA, Ralph, Jr. ’90, Ryan ’92)
Orion Rigging & Supply (Karen and Chuck Stall ’76)
Schiro’s School Time Uniforms
River Rock Stone Works of Louisiana (Arlene and Craig Tafaro ’83)

Patron of the Fleur De Lis
Erin and Joseph Caruso ’79
D & D Creations (Diane and Bob Brown, Missy and Mark Hildreth)
Christine and Milton Dureau ’69 CJ
Renee and Hank Eiserloh ’84
Gootee Construction, Inc. (Kathy and Ken Gootee ’70, Ashley and Benjamin Gootee ‘01)
Crescent Door & Hardware, Inc. (Jule’ and Neuville Hotstream, Sr., Neuville Hotstream, Jr. ‘95, Jonathan Hotstream ‘02, Payton Hotstream ’10)
Nicole and Chris Laiche ’90
PepsiCo (David Ward ’83)
The Schafer Group, LTD. (Pam and Kernion Schafer ’69 SA)
Whitney Bank (Joe Exnicios ’76, Mike Bergeron ’98)

Patron of the Torch
Cannon Framing and Artworks (Kay and John Norwood)
Escapes Flowers & Events (Cara Velez)
Harbor Towing (Todd Clower ’00)
Marge and Don Garvey ’50 SA
Gulf Coast Bank (Marcel Gonzalez ’81)
Pigeon Caterers (Dean Pigeon ’06)
Bonnie and Mike Pittman ’79
Elaine, Terri, Rachele and Tommy ’82, Thomas ’12 Ridgley
Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC (Sara and Ryan Gootee)
Young’s Dry Cleaning (Dale Velez ’83 and Don Velez ’81)

Patron of the Sacred Heart
Nanette and Eddie Alberado ’86
Lisa and Gary Alfonso
Michelle and Brian Barkemeyer ’79
Cherie Berrigan
Jeanne and Chuck Blanchard
Rachelle and Johnny Blue ’86
Sherry and Kleo Blue ’89
Catalina Farrer and Eric Bosch
Renee and Allen Boudreaux
Lisa and Sal Brocato III ’88
DeeDee and Bob Burns ’62 SA
Capital One
Alaine and Louis Chaplain ’82
Kathy and Mark Choina ’89
Susan and David Connick ’88
Mia and Scott Corrente ’83
Valerie and Jake Cowden-Garofalo
Rhen and Kraig de Lanzac ’86
Julie and Darryl Delsa
Louann and Ben Dugas
Faux Pas Prints
Tracey and Johnny Fisk ’87
Jane Ann and Craig Frosch
Zachary and Candace Frosch
Maureen and Charles Genois
Julie and Gregory Gonzales ’83
Catherine and Malcolm Gonzales ’55 SA
Jackie and Gary Gordon
Judith and Peter Graffeo ’79
Kim and Hugh Hamilton ’80
Ann and Al Hassenboehler ’56 SA
Investar Bank
Donna Jackson
Tina and Ken Larose
Adrienne Locascio
Lisa and Tom Maestri ’66 SA
Stephanie and Darren Martino
Paula and Frank McCaskell ’81
Kim and Jamie Munoz
NOLA Pilates
Cherie and Rob Oertling ’84
Blythe and Jerry Peters ’76
Jay Romig ’72
Elizabeth and Patrick Scariano ’94
Tracie and Kevin Senior
Elba and Johnny Selva
Chris Stassi ’84
Lynn and Kyle Strander
Anjenette and Todd Tournillon ’92
Roxanne Valenti
Stacie and Shawn Velino
David Waggonner
Lenny Waguespack
Janet and Greg West
Erroll G. Williams
Jodi and P. Lindsey Williams ’83

Missy and Mark Hildreth


Ami and Charles Martinez ’85
Renee and Allen Boudreaux
Kim and Jamie Munoz

Patron Party Co-Chaircouple
Jodi and P. Lindsey Williams ’83

Past Chaircouple
Mia and Scott Corrente ’83

Keiren and Ralph Aucoin, Sr.
Juli and Lee Blackwell ’87
Jeanne Roques Blanchard
Sherry and Kleo Blue ’89
Christine Brennan
Debbie and Mike Broussard ’69
Deborah Butler
Shannon and Donny Cassara
Missy and Michael Collins ’88
Susan and Jeff Coco
Brian Costanza
Gina and Sean Cursain ’85
Rhen and Kraig de Lanzac ’86
Rae and Drew Dodd
Ann Dufrene
Melissa Gallagher
Maria Icaza
Melissa Jacobs
Victoria Johnson
Anne and Chuck Lacourrege
Beth and Vic Landry ’86
Eve and David Lio
Adrienne Locasio
Robyn and Christian Miltenberger ’84
Mari Alice Orgeron
Jessica and Roddy Palazzo ’95
Lori Penny
Janel and Peter Quitzau
Ronnie Robinson
Sherri and Rob Robinson
Megan Siebenkittel
Michelle Stallings
Patrice Williams Smith
Kaki and Randy Smith ’77
Becky Spinnato
Katrina Torregano
Roxanne and Jon Valenti
Cara and Dale Velez ’83
Melinda and Stephen Viles ’85
Kirsch Jones Wilberg
Lynn and David Winfield ’86
Lea Winfrey
Stacey Wohlgemuth
Chris Zimmer