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Morris Jeff to Host 10th Annual Community Gala on Nov. 10

“Community Roots, Global Reach” Gala will feature internationally-inspired food and beverages, music and silent auction


Morris Jeff Community School will hold its 10th Annual Community Gala to benefit the school on Saturday, November 10 at Morris Jeff at 211 S. Lopez St. in Mid-City.  The Patron Party will begin at 6pm and the Gala is 7-10pm. Guests will enjoy an evening of internationally-inspired food and beverage pairings, music, and silent auction.


All proceeds benefit Morris Jeff Community School, an open-access International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that offers an unparalleled education enriched by world languages, visual and cultural arts, and music instruction.


“The Morris Jeff Community Gala supports IB programmes and teacher training by the IB organization,” said Principal Patricia Perkins.  “As an open-enrollment IB World School, we embrace learners of all backgrounds and hold students to a rigorous framework with high expectations. We hope everyone will come out to have a great time in support of our school.”


Patron Party tickets are $140. Patron Party attendees will be able to bid on exclusive silent auction items and be treated to food and beverage by Pigeon’s Catering.  General admission tickets are $65 per person, and includes entertainment, food, drinks, and silent auction.
Silent auction boasts silent auction boasts vacation rentals in Hawaii and Pensacola Beach, a $300 Private Shopping Party to Vineyard Vines, a limited edition print from Alex Beard and a photogravure from Jennifer Shaw, tickets to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Southern Rep Theatre, jewelry from Mimosa Handcrafted, Famous “Be Nice of Leave” Dr. Bob Painting and many more unique items and experiences!


For inquiries about sponsorship, contact Julie Thibodaux, Director of Development, at


To purchase tickets and view the sponsorship opportunities please visit:
Morris Jeff Community School has been recognized nationally as a model for public education. Named after Morris FX Jeff, a New Orleans native and educator who was instrumental in the desegregation of the New Orleans Recreation Department and creator of many of its programs that still exist today.  The school was intentionally re-designed by the community in post-Katrina New Orleans and reflects the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the New Orleans.  By celebrating diversity and inclusion and embracing a rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum, Morris Jeff currently serves nearly 900 children in grades PK-10 and is a 2017 Top 10 Highest Performing School in New Orleans according to The Times-Picayune.
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