The Mentor Magic gala to raise money for Each One Save One will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave., in New Orleans. Tickets to the gala are $150 and are available at mentormagicgala.org.
Each One Save One provides comprehensive mentoring services to at-risk youths in school-based settings. It works with school social workers and administrators to provide youth development supportive services and guidance through mentoring. Each One Save One recruits, screens, trains and supports hundreds of volunteers free of charge who make a yearlong commitment to meet one-on-one with students during free and lunch time.
Honorees at the gala will include “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts; Tracy Krohn, of W&T Offshore; Bivian Sonny Lee, of Son of a Saint; Deborah Chapman, of Mountain Climbers Unlimited; WDSU meteorologist Damon Singleton; Lloyd Dennis, of the Silverbacks Society; Jacqueline Alexander, of Girl Scouts Louisiana East; Linda Lewis, of Armstrong Family Services; Robert Musso; Judy Reese, of NOLA for Life; Pastor Pat Watson, of Helping Mothers Heal; Arnold Feilkow, of the National Basketball Retired Players Association; Kendal Francis, of Blessed 26; Kenneth Polite, of Crescent City Keepers; Michael Grumich, of Entergy; Damon Baptiste; Vickie O’Brien, of the Jefferson Parish Employees Federal Credit Union; Leslie Lange, of Each One Save One; Pattie Shoener, of the Baptist Theological Seminary; and Bishop Tommie L. Triplett Jr., of Bishop’s Kids.