Celebrate at The Gala

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Our year-long celebration of St. Joseph’s Academy’s 150th anniversary culminates with a spectacular, black-tie gala, featuring Cokie Roberts as an honored guest and live entertainment by The Boogie Men

Join us for a wonderful evening, and enjoy a delicious, gourmet dinner, Sister Agatha brownies (an Academy tradition), open bar, live music and dancing. Each guest will receive a very special commemorative coffee table history book of St. Joseph's Academy.

The Evening
6:00 p.m.     Doors open for VIP Event (River Room)
6:30 p.m.     Doors open to General Public (Exhibition Hall)
7:00 p.m.     Seated dinner and program begins. Celebration and dancing immediately follow.

RSVP Options

$2,000 Host Committee/Reserved Table
• Reserved table for 10 guests
• Preferred seating location
• Invitation for 10 guests to attend pre-party/meet-and-greet with dignitaries 
• Special check-in area 
• 5 reserved parking spaces in St. Louis Street garages.
• Acknowledgement as Host Committee member 
• Special anniversary gift 
• Dinner
• Open bar
• Live music/dancing
• Commemorative coffee table book


$150 Individual ticket 
• Dinner
• Open bar
• Live music/dancing
• Commemorative coffee table book
If you purchase 10 tickets in one transaction and would like to sit as a group, please submit your table name to geraldm@sjabr.org.


Guests must be 18 years of age and older. No current SJA students, please.

For questions, contact Mission Advancement Director Meg Gerald at (225) 388-2254 or geraldm@sjabr.org.

Host Committee

SJA would like to thank all members of the Host Committee, who have supported the Gala by purchasing tables to celebrate SJA’s 150th anniversary. Tables are still available for purchase here.
Suzie (Toups ’85) and Andy Adler
Juliet and Justin Alford
Karen (Baudin ’84) and Jeff Allen
Jamie (Prupera '95) and Travis Arceneaux
August Events    
Nan and Tim Barfield    
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Nancy LeBlanc Bondy '72
Melanie and John Boyce and Anne and Tom Meek
Jan Rhorer Breen ’69
Tammy and Michael Brice
Patsy Lambert Brignac '51
Vicki and Jay Brooks
Missy (Heck ’94) and Bill Brown
Itty (Dugas ’65) and Bob Bryan
Anne and Steve Carville
Catholic High School    
Class of 1958
Class of 1966
Class of 1967
Class of 1969
Class of 1971
Class of 1973
Class of 1981
Walter Comeaux    
Jean and Marc Couvillion
Rachel and Charles Dabadie
Vicki and Ralph Dauterive
Charlotte and Timothy Dietrich
Trish and Angelo Distefano
Dunlap Fiore, LLC
Charlene Muffoletto Favre ’68
Candi (Ogden ’85) and Paul Ferachi
Megan (Coogan ’89) and Phillip Foco
Franklin Press
Gail Gaiennie ’66
Alice (Dugas ’66) and Bob Greer
Christy (Castille ’82) and Hillard Haik
Sam Harper
Joanne and Charles Harvey
Stacy Hebert and Gretchen Campesi
Pat (Carville ’73) and Sparky Hoffman
Kelly (Sword ’81) and Enrique Hurtado
Investar Bank    
Charlotte (Brown ’82) and John Jackson
Kean Miller
Sharon (Ourso ’67) and Vincent Kleinpeter
Gina and Bill Laird
Debbie (Carona ’78) and Al Landry Jr.
Melanie (Ruiz ’77) and Thomas Laporte
Kitty Arbour LeBlanc ’64
Michelle Lorio
Louis Mechanical Contractors 
Joan and Scott Love    
Wendy (Williams ’84) and Michael Lutgring
Linda Kron Marchand ’60
Susan Blanche Maxwell '86
Frances (Culver ’72) and Gary McConnell
Liz (Batchelor ’72) and Tom McKowen
Andrea (Clesi ’74) and Wally McMakin
Michelle and Horace Mitchell
Dana and David Moore
Tami and Mike Moran
Kim and Mark Morgan
Sarah and Shane Morrison
Beth (Adler ’72) and Mikel Nesom
Peggy and Raph O’Neill
Cindy and Milton “Trey" Ourso
Beth and Will Pecue    
Dana and Tom Piland
Sharon and Tim Poche    
Blair and Jim Purgerson    
Mary Ann (Cannatella ’55) and Marco Antonio Raudales
Ritter Maher Architects
Lynn (Bergeron ’74) and Thomas Robertson
Kristy Roubique ’76
Starr and Michael Sanford
Suzette (Rome '86) and Douglas Say
Dorren Schmitt ’81
Aimee and Chip Simon
Gabriella and Marshall St. Amant    
Moo (Turner ’72) and Martin Svendson
Patricia Brignac Talbot ’84
Janet and Kevin Talbot    
Yolunda and Jonathan Taylor
Lois Ourso Taylor ’46
Liz and Sam Territo
Linda Thompson
Linda Jane Thompson '74
Kay and Roland Toups
Elizabeth Tranchina ’85
Kim and Tommy Vince
Scott Wester
Ellen (Lowe ’87) and Milton Womack

Hotel Accommodations

For the convenience of our guests, a block of rooms has been reserved at the hotels listed below. To secure the group rate, please reference the group code provided by the hotel.

Courtyard by Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown
$139 per night
260 Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 831-4646
Group Code: SJA
Click to Register
Book by April 5, 2019

Hampton Inn and Suites Baton Rouge Downtown
$129 per night
462 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 382-2100
Group Code: SJA
Click to Register

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
$129 per night
201 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 615-4594
Group Code: STJ
Click to Register

Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown Riverfront
$119 per night
200 Convention Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 343-1515
Group Code: SJ9
Click to Register
Book by March 27, 2019

The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU
$119 per night
3848 West Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 383-2665 or (866) 610-COOK (2665)
Group Code: STJOSEPH150
Click to Register

$149 per night
150 Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 408-3200
Group Code: St. Joseph’s Academy 150th Anniversary 
Click to Register
Book by March 27, 2019

For questions regarding The Gala, please contact our Director of Mission Advancement.

Meg Gerald
Director of Mission Advancement
(225) 388-2254 

Additional Events
Alumnae, parents and friends are an important part of the success of SJA and its events! Join us for the following reunions and events during the upcoming year: