The Young Leadership Council will hold its Role Model Awards Gala from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans.

A patron party at 6 p.m. will precede the main black-tie event, which will feature a formal presentation of the 25 members of the 2015 Role Model class followed by dinner, a silent auction and musical entertainment.

General admission tickets are $200 per person and are available at For information, contact Caitlin Rudin at or call (504) 585-1198.

This year, the event chair is YLC board member Joy Okoro, and the master of ceremonies is Mark Romig, president and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. Proceeds from the gala will support YLC’s volunteer-led community service projects.