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Photo Friday: 2014 School House Rock Annual Gala

May 2, 2014

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Last night City Year Baton Rouge hosted our annual School House Rock gala presented by Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center to celebrate our impact and commitment to keep Baton Rouge students in school and on track to succeed. We were privileged to honor the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation for their support of City Year and belief in our 64 AmeriCorps members proudly serving in 4 schools across East Baton Rouge Parish.

Paula de la Bretonne, left of center, and Lori Bertman, center, are honored by City Year CEO and co-founder, Michael Brown.

Paula de la Bretonne, left of center, and Lori Bertman, center, are honored by City Year CEO and co-founder, Michael Brown.

Thank you to all of our supporters and champions who joined us, including our City Year Baton Rouge Board of Advisors, our Lead Partners, East Baton Rouge Parish School System led by Dr. Bernard Taylor and Volunteer Louisiana, as well as our Team and Site Sponsors: Albemarle Foundation, The Boo Grigsby Foundation, The Capital Area United Way, Entergy Louisiana, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, New Schools for Baton Rouge, The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation and the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation.

Sandra Kakraba, corps member proudly serving the JPMorgan Chase team at Capitol Middle School, delivers her keynote address.

Sandra Kakraba, corps member proudly serving the JPMorgan Chase team at Capitol Middle School, delivers her keynote address.

We are also grateful for the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Bernard Taylor and the East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System and our school partners Belaire High School, Broadmoor Middle School, Capitol Middle School and Merrydale Elementary School.

East Baton Rouge Parish School System Superintendent, Dr. Bernard Taylor, receives a City Year Baton Rouge red vest.

East Baton Rouge Parish School System Superintendent, Dr. Bernard Taylor, receives a City Year Baton Rouge red vest.

This night would not have been possible without our dedicated Gala Host Committee:

Bobbi and Lane Grigsby, Honorary Committee Chairs
Beth and Rudy Aguilar
Allison and Ross Barrett
Candy and Robert Be
Leslie and Scott Berg
Dana and Jim Bernhard
Lori Bertman
Trisha and John Carmouche
Donna and John Fraiche
Deane and Scott Frazier
Ann and John Paul Funes
Shawna and Dan Gardiner
Fran and Buck Gladden
Gwen and Todd Graves
Gwen and Leo Hamilton
Suzanne and David Hamm
Barbara and Brian Haymon
Luisa and Ben Hu
Kathryn and Luke Kissam
Emily Landry
Jill and Perry Leslie
Laura and Jared Loftus
Pamela Matassa
Tracey and Ty McMains
Alisa and Michael O’Connor
Laura and Jay Poché
Torie and Richard Preis
Jennifer Eplett Reilly and Sean Reilly
Melissa and Jimmy Sanchez
Tricia and Chuck Sanchez
Catherine and Matt Saurage
Whitney Vann and Robert Schneckenburger
Terrie and Edmund Sterling
Brenda and Tommy Teepell
Erin Monroe Wesley and Mitch Wesley

And finally a big thank you to our 25th Anniversary Sponsors- Bain Capital and Jennifer Eplett Reilly and Sean Reilly and our Presenting Sponsor – Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and our Top of the Class Sponsors: Andreeff Foundation, Lamar Advertising Company, The Lemoine Company, LLC.,  Raising Cane’s, Reserve Telecommunications and SGS Petroleum Service Corporation.

Terrie Sterling, COO of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, delivers remarks as the night's Presenting Sponsor.

Terrie Sterling, COO of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, delivers remarks as the night’s Presenting Sponsor.

Sean Reilly, CEO of Lamar Advertising, arrives at School House Rock with spirit!

Sean Reilly, CEO of Lamar Advertising, arrives at School House Rock with spirit!

Paula de la Bretonne, Trustee of the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation, receives her honorary City Year Red Jacket for the foundation's contributions to our service and lives of Baton Rouge children.

Paula de la Bretonne, Trustee of the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation, receives her honorary City Year Red Jacket for the foundation’s contributions to our service and lives of Baton Rouge children.

A guest raises his paddle to contribute to City Year Baton Rouge's  service.

A guest raises his paddle to contribute to City Year Baton Rouge’s service.

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