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Morris Jeff to Host 9th Annual Community Gala on October 12

Morris Jeff to Host 9th Annual Community Gala on October 12

 Maria A. Newman Carrere & Richard Perque, co-chairs, and the Gala Committee are committed to raising $90,000 in support of Morris Jeff Community School’s rigorous academics grounded in diversity & inclusion.

Who: Morris Jeff Community School has been recognized nationally as a model for public education. The school was intentionally 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 serves nearly 900 children in grades PreK-9 and is a 2017 Top 10 Highest Performing School in New Orleans according to The Times-Picayune.

What: 9th Annual Community Gala to benefit Morris Jeff Community School where guests will enjoy an evening of internationally-inspired food & beverage pairings, music, and silent auction.

When: Thursday October 12th, 6 PM (Patron Party); 7PM (Gala & Silent Auction)

Where: Morris Jeff Community School, 211 S. Lopez Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

How: Patron Party tickets are $125. Patron Party attendees will be able to bid on exclusive silent auction items and be treated to food and beverage by Mondo and Second Line Brewing.  General admission tickets are $60 per person, and includes entertainment, food, drinks, and silent auction.  Silent auction boasts 4-Day Park Hopper Passes to Disney World, jewelry by Mignon Faget and Mimosa, a $300 Private Shopping Party to Vineyard Vines, Cocktail Class for 6 people at the New Orleans Drink Lab, Famous “Be Nice of Leave” Dr. Bob Painting and many more unique items and experiences!


To purchase a tickets and view the sponsorship opportunities please visit:


For more information on sponsorship opportunities that will allow your company to connect Morris Jeff Community School parents and supporters who have a love for local services and products please contact, Josh Fertitta, Development Director, at 504-373-6258 or


 About Morris Jeff Community School

Morris Jeff Community School opened in the fall of 2010 as a Type 5 open-access public charter school.  Morris Jeff serves 890 students in grades PreK-9 at its beautiful new campus in Mid-City and will grow to a full Pre-K through 12th-grade school.  It is currently the only elementary school in Orleans Parish that is authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), and is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).  More information is available online at  

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