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WYES Passport to the World

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Home of Sheryl and Bob Merrick

1530 Calhoun Street

New Orleans, LA 70118

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Join WYES, your local PBS station, for a spectacular evening as we travel across the globe from the English countryside to the Egyptian pyramids, African safaris to Italian vistas, Greek ruins to the Great Wall of China.

Dressy casual attire or dress for your favorite travel destination
(Hawaiian shirt, French beret, Scottish kilt, tacky tourist, etc.)

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019
Home of Bob and Sheryl Merrick
1530 Calhoun Street, New Orleans
Patron Party | 6:30 p.m.
Gala | 8:00 p.m.
Live Entertainment sponsored by IBERIABANK
Luv Sexy live band

Party-goers will dance the night away to support WYES, our region’s most accessible educational institution that enlightens, inspires, educates, and entertains as many as one million users weekly in New Orleans, southeast Louisiana, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast both on and off the air.

Bridget and Bobby Bories, Lauren and Ken Flower, Lisa and Karl Hoefer

Paulette and Frank Stewart


Michele Reynoir and Kevin Clifford

IBERIABANK - Entertainment Sponsor

Bridget and Bobby Bories
Conwill Family Foundation
Cox Communications
Edie and David Darragh
Favrot & Shane Companies, Inc.
Susan and Jimmy Gundlach
Hancock Whitney
Woodward Design+Build

Sunrise Homes - Auction Sponsor

Arthur Gallagher Risk Management Services
Penny and Robert Autenreith
Bourgeois Bennett, LLC
Patricia and Vernon Brinson
Carver Darden LLC
Laurie and Warren Doyle
Kay Favrot
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation
Jody and Jeff Geary
Jennifer and Fred Heebe
J Aron Charitable Foundation
Jones Walker LLP
Patricia and Rick Kirschman
Cynthia and Robert LeBreton
Michele and Frank Lopiccolo
Jonathan McCall
Sheryl and Bob Merrick
Metairie Bank
Perlis Clothing
Tia and Jimmy Roddy
Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Smith III
Susu and Andrew Stall
Paulette and Frank Stewart
Susan and Pierre Villere

Gala Committee:

Penny and Robert Autenreith

Helaine and Ned Benjamin

Charlotte and Bush Benton

Evie Bories

Rayne and Robert Bories

Martha Claire and Quin Breland

Patricia and Vernon Brinson

Kenny Broadwell

Julie Comarda

Tammy and Scott Crabtree

Katie and Howell Crosby

Abby and Cameron Currie

Edie and David Darragh

Rebecca and Greg Dietz

Charlotte Drennan

Karen and Perry Eastman

Celeste and Curtis Eustis

Megan and Jay Forman

Merrell and Harrison Frampton

Lulu and Billy Freiberg

Kate Friedler

Kit and Gus Fritchie

Neely and Steven Griffith

Kaylea and Hunter Hill

Makenzie and Cody Hill

Ashland Hines

Lilla Kearney

Malise and Clay Kearney

Riley Kennedy and Robert Miller

Mary Kevin and Larry Kornman

Martha and John Landrum

C.C. and Bill Langenstein

Cynthia and Robert LeBreton

Michele and Frank Lopiccolo

Irene and Tom Lutkewitte

Marti and Parke McEnery

Sheryl and Bob Merrick

Hope and Jimmy Meyer

Sharon and Rick Meyer

Juli Miller-Hart

Lori and Locke Ochsner

Mary Lou Ochsner

Claudia and Cleland Powell

Paul Pursley

Anne and Edmund Redd

Robert Riess

Adele and Brice Sanderford

Celeste Schmitt

Kathryn and Jeff Scurlock

Amanda and Justin Seale

Claire and Hugh Seligman

Yvette and Mike Semmes

Lynn and Charles Smith

Paulette and Frank Stewart

Gillian Talbot

Carli and Frank Tessier

Claire Elizabeth Thriffiley

Lynne and Hugh Uhalt

Anne and Quentin Urquhart

Margaret and Pierre Villere

Tommy Westervelt

WYES Board Chairman:

Cleland Powell

WYES Producers Circle Chairs:

Lori and Lock Ochsner

Mary Lou Ochsner


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 21+ to attend. No exceptions.

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How can I contact WYES with any questions?

Contact WYES during regular business hours at 504-486-5511 or email events@wyes.org.

What's the refund policy?

No refunds. Please consider your ticket purchase a donation.

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Home of Sheryl and Bob Merrick

1530 Calhoun Street

New Orleans, LA 70118

View Map

Refund Policy

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