Sat, Oct 05 2019

Taste of New Orleans Benefit Dinner,

Laurel Oak Country Club, Sarasota, Florida, United States Laurel Oak Country Club, Sarasota, Florida, United States
4 Sponsors Confirmed
103.9 KissFM
Neal Communities of SW Florida
Laurel Oak Country Club
Baycross Christian Family Foundation

  • About the event


    The 3rd Annual Taste of New Orleans Benefit Dinner will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Laurel Oak Country Club.  This event has developed an exceptional reputation of providing guests with an elegant dining experience catered by Laurel Oak Country Club’s executive chef, Jeff Parson, along with live entertainment by an established group of music professionals, Dr. Morgan and the Soul Sensations, who have joined talents, skills and hearts to bring guests the best of jazz, pop and rhythm and blues.

    Why should you sponsor?

    and have fun while doing it...

    Sponsoring Truly Valued’s Taste of New Orleans Benefit Dinner provides you the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of youth throughout the Manasota area while building brand awareness and show your company’s support of an important cause: our youth!

    This event reaches a different key audience segment and provides a fun, entertaining and engaging way for you to “wow” clients, vendors and employees.

    Feel good about supporting our youth and service to the community as you enjoy an unforgettable evening.

    Shavonne Simon

    The organization started from a vision of Shavonne Simon. She was working in child welfare for an agency that provided services to children that were victims of abuse and neglect. While human trafficking wasn’t in the headlines as it is today, this was clearly an issue with some of the youth that came into care. With this conviction, in 2014, she came up with an idea to host Tea Party events that invited girls of all ages to have brunch and tea with prominent women in the community.  In 2016, mentoring a small group of girls with just a handful of volunteers once a month, Truly Valued expanded to mentoring girls weekly in 2017.

    Shavonne received her Master’s in Management from University of Phoenix in 2008 and her Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Capella University in 2014. Through her life experiences, formal education, faith and compassion for youth and community, she rallied a group of women with the same passion to help young ladies, to come on board in support of the mission of building self-esteem, confidence and character of young ladies.  

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  • 251-500 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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