Southeastern Louisiana University’s largest fundraiser, Chefs Evening, will launch the event with the President’s Toast as a featured prelude thanks to the exclusive diamond sponsorship of La Capitol Federal Credit Union.

The President’s Toast precedes the grand event, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 at the President’s University Residence. Chefs Evening follows from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center.

Chefs Evening, which is the Southeastern Foundation’s main annual fundraiser, supports the university’s academic programs while offering samplings of fine cuisine and beverages provided by more than 40 regional restaurants and other establishments.

LaCap was the first President’s Toast sponsor, adding to the tradition of partnership between the financial institution and the university, organizers said. This is the third consecutive year LaCap will be the diamond sponsor for the President’s Toast.

For information or to purchase tickets, call the Southeastern Foundation at (985) 549-2420. Chefs Evening information also is available online at