Jesuit Hosts Historic Night of Celebration at National WWII Museum

Posted November 3, 2013 / Last updated November 19, 2013

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CelebrationOverheadShot_WebThere was plenty to celebrate at Jesuit’s Celebration gala/auction on Saturday, Nov. 2, at The National WWII Museum. More than 800 parents, alumni, faculty, and friends packed the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion to support their school. The theme of the event, which featured projected images of military veterans, was “Jesuit Salutes Those Who Have Served.” Members of the school’s MCJROTC, student council, and National Honor Society assisted with operations and helped welcome guests, some of whom wore their military uniforms.

The sold-out party included entertainment from the Jesuit Jazz Band; Victory Belles; and Yat Pack, specialty libations, and delicious delicacies from more than 30 of the city’s finest restaurants.

Guests bid generously at two silent auction tables and in a spirited live auction hosted by Mr. Jeremy Reuther, who serves as Jesuit’s director of campus ministry. Among the most popular items up for auction were condo stays in Florida and Colorado, dinners, fishing trips, and the first two official state-approved license plates; 0001 and 1847, the year the Jesuits opened their school on Baronne Street.

“I offer my profound thanks to all of our volunteers, especially co-chairs Nancy Plough and Michelle Lorusso, who worked so hard to make our event so memorable,” said Jesuit president Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. who also extended his personal thanks to attendees.

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Photos courtesy of Loupe Photography.

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