CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY RANDY BERGERON -- Regions Bank will once again sponsor the President’s Toast, which precedes Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual fund-raising event Chefs Evening scheduled this year for March 12. Pictured, from left, are Regions Vice President for Business Banking Chad Cornett, SLU President John L. Crain, SLU Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale and Regions Relationship Manager Michael Faherty.

The President’s Toast, an event that launches Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual fundraising event Chefs Evening, this year will again be sponsored by Regions Bank.

The President’s Toast precedes Chefs Evening, which is scheduled this year for March 12. The toast will be at the President’s Residence from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature food and wine pairings selected by the award-winning chef Joshua Garic, of Jacmel Inn Restaurant of Hammond.

Chefs Evening follows from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the university’s Student Union Grand Ballroom. Now in its third decade, Chefs Evening is the Southeastern Foundation’s signature fundraiser, providing support for university scholarships and academic programs, according to a news release. The event features wine tastings and unique culinary offerings developed by some of the area’s finest restaurants and distributors.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Southeastern Foundation at (985) 549-2239.