The Soirée

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 24, 2019. You will not want to miss The Soirée, held in the Academy Student Center.

The celebration begins at 7 p.m. Enjoy cocktails, food from the Baton Rouge area’s best restaurants and live music by Ned Fasullo and His Fabulous Big Band Orchestra.  

As always, the night would not be complete without the excitement of the Live and Silent Auctions. And, don’t forget to get your raffle tickets for the First Pick and Dream Vacation.

Event Tickets


Purchase Tickets

Purchase your 2019 Soirée tickets online. You can also purchase a ticket for a Sister of St. Joseph as well as tickets to the Soirée Preview Party. 

Event Tickets: $60 per person.
Includes admission, free food and open bar throughout the night. 

Preview Party Ticket: $125 per person.
Includes admission to the Preview Party and main event. You will also be entered into a drawing for an exclusive door prize.

Sister Ticket: $60 per person.
Purchase an event ticket for a Sister of St. Joseph. 

If you would like to pay for your ticket with a check or need assistance making your purchase, please contact Jennifer Knight at (225) 388-2270 or

Live Auction

Live Auction

Get your bidding paddles ready for this year’s live auction! We have exciting items for every interest.

Our First Pick raffle tickets are available again this year. Only 100 tickets will be sold, and the winner will have the opportunity to choose from any live auction item before the live auction begins.

Purchase first pick
Raffle Tickets


Live Auction Items

• Senior Parking Spot
Your rising senior will select her parking spot for the 2020-2021 school year.
• Junior Parking Spot
Your rising junior will select her parking spot for the 2020-2021 school year.
• Graduation Package
Reserved seats for the family at SJA’s Senior Mass, Honors Convocation and Graduation. A limo will be provided by Professional Limousine for Graduation.
• Wine Country
Escape to wine country with a trip for two to Healdsburg, California. Enjoy a private tasting of The Setting wines at a world-class winegrowing estate, a five-course tasting menu at Valette Restaurant, six consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service and a three-night stay in a studio guest room at Hotel Trio in Healdsburg. The winning bidder will also experience a private tour and tasting in the home of Ketchum Estate owners Mark and Allie Ketchum in Healdsburg along with an additional three-night stay in the Ketchums' private guest house and a magnum of wine to bring home. Includes round-trip coach airfare for two. 
• Dinner and Divas
Enjoy Club Level tickets to see Cher and Celine perform in two separate concerts at the Smoothie King Center. You and a guest will start each evening with dinner at Commander’s Palace or Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans, and then you’re off to party with the divas! You and one guest will enjoy The Cher: Here We Go Again with Nile Rodgers and Chic concert on Friday, December 13, 2019; you and four guests will enjoy Celine’s Courage World Tour on Friday, February 7, 2020. Includes one parking pass for Cher’s concert and two parking passes for Celine’s concert.
• San Francisco Getaway 
Spend five days and four nights in a fabulous three-bedroom/three-bath home in the heart of San Francisco. Enjoy incredible views, private parking and patio area in a location close to all the hot spots in San Francisco. Offer valid until July 1, 2020. Includes $2,000 for airfare. 
• Dinner with the Bishop
Spend an evening with the Bishop as dinner is being prepared by a Baton Rouge chef with a dinner for six in your home with the Most Reverend Michael Duca and his guest. 
• Fishing Charter
Captain Mark Munson of First Cast Charters will be your guide on a four-person, inshore charter fishing for trout and redfish. Includes overnight accommodations at the First Cast Lodge. 
• Saints vs. Falcons
Two suite tickets with food and drinks for the New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons game on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Included with the tickets is a Number 9 Saints jersey autographed by Drew Brees.

If you or your company are interested in donating an auction item to this year’s Soirée, please contact Jennifer Knight at (225) 388-2270 or

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction is open for bidding!


We hope you will join us on October 24, 2019, to view the items in person and to place your bids. In case you can’t, online bidding is open now. From home goods to sporting events, we have lots of great items to bid on.  

If you or your company is interested in donating an auction item to this year’s Soirée, please contact Jennifer Knight at (225) 388-2270 or

Dream Vacation Raffle

The lucky winner will choose from four fabulous vacation spots! 

Purchase Tickets

Soirée Sponsors

Thank you to all of our generous Soirée sponsors! The Soirée is a success because of your support of SJA.

Sanctity Level:
• Joanne and Charles Harvey

Joy Level
• Heck No Land, LLC
•  Jim Rhorer, MD
• Candi '85 and Paul Ferachi

Action Level
• Michelle and Horace Mitchell
• Investar Bank
• Arkel Constructors

Red Level:
• Anne and Tom Meek
• Elizabeth '72 and Tom McKowen
• Kay and Roland Toups
• Sparkhound, Inc.
• Linda Thompson
• Milton J. Womack, Inc.
• Firequest, LLC

Sponsorship opportunities remain. Complete a sponsorship form here, or contact Jennifer Knight at (225) 388-2270 or

Participating Restaurants

Not to be missed, The Soirée features delicious food from Baton Rouge’s finest restaurants and caterers.  Guests are treated to samples of house specialties and local flavors. Thanks to these talented members of our community for making The Soirée such a success.  

Participating Restaurants:

If you are interested in donating food or gift certificates, please contact Jennifer Knight at (225) 388-2270 or


We are excited to announce that Ned Fasullo and His Fabulous Big Band Orchestra will provide this year’s entertainment. Come enjoy the incredible sounds covering everything from the 1920s through popular pop hits of the 2000s, including Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Queen and The Eagles.

Make Your Gift

Make an impact on St. Joseph's Academy students today.

Make a Gift

Giving is easier than ever when you use our new Text to Give option! To make your gift to the Annual Fund from your phone, simply text the message SJA1868 to the number 41444.

This easy, secure system will send you a prompt to complete the simple donation process using your credit card.


For questions regarding Giving at SJA, please contact our Director of Mission Advancement.

Meg Gerald P'13, '16
Director of Mission Advancement
(225) 388-2254