The Times Picayune: Catholic Charities rejoices at Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal End of Campaign 2017 Celebration

June 12, 2018 – Sue Strachan 

Catholic Charities Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal 2017 had come to a successful end, and to honor the many donors and volunteers, the organization hosted an End of Campaign Celebration on April 25 at Archbishop Gregory Aymond’s residence.

Guests mingled during a cocktail hour; food and beverages were provided by Dickie Brennan & Co. Restaurant Group.

Announcements were made and a gift was presented to 2017 co-Chair Byron A. Adams Jr.; co-chair Michael O. Read was unable to attend. Past chairs in attendance included Frank Stewart (1975, 1976), Joseph Canizaro  (1994), Peter Quirk (1995), Susan Johnson(2004), Mark J. Spansel (2010), David Andignac Sr. (2011), James T. Hannan (2013), and Elizabeth and Clifton LeBlanc (2015).

Tommie Vassel, the 2018 campaign chair, was also in the crowd that included Gayle Benson, Lee Eagan, Eileen and A.J. Capritto, John and Sylvia Laborde, Mary Ellen Andignac, Andrew Orestano, Doug Johnson, Paulette Stewart, Margaret and Mike Dolan, Mary and Keith Derbes, Kathy Hebert, Ellen and Robert Turner, Jackie and Gerald Webre, Shava Carboni, Margaret and Bruce Soltis, Fr. Douglas Brougher, Regina Templet, Karen and Laurie Oertling, Ron Paul Cheramie, Tom Frazel, Lisa Johnson, Anh “Joseph” Cao, Joy and Mark Spaniel, Antonio Dias, Jan and Lloyd Tate, MT and Jim Thomas, Aimee Arceneaux, Renny Simno, Erin Bolles, Moon and Verna Landrieu, and Sr. Marjorie Hebert, M.S.C., president and CEO of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New Orleans.

The funds raised by the campaign help Catholic Charities continue 30 programs and services.

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