“The highlight of the evening was a young man [Andre Gould, a Malcolm Jenkins Scholar at College Track New Orleans] who was a freshman at the University of New Orleans thanks to the mentoring and financial help from the foundation. A round of applause to Malcolm Jenkins!”
– A 2013 Taste of New Orleans attendee
Creole, Cajun, Cabernet, and more! Taste of New Orleans, the foundation’s signature fundraiser is an evening of decadent food and wine pairings, delightful jazz, and a display of unique auction items.
At this New Orleans event, foundation members are joined by NFL players in a night that captures the spirit of the city through flavorful cuisine, cordials and spirited music for which the city is known. While sampling fare from the city’s top restaurants and wineries, guests peruse auction items and prizes ranging from culinary experiences to autographed sports memorabilia and luxury vacations.
Proceeds from Taste of New Orleans benefit Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S., a life skills curriculum for high school students that focuses on self-confidence, health and wellness, strategic thinking, leadership, development, and mentorship. Through a wonderful evening and proceeds to Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. 200 students, everyone walks away a winner.
Be sure to also check out photos from the 3rd Taste of New Orleans Fundraiser.