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Volume 18/Issue 21

NO/AIDS Walk Raises $200,000

PRINCIPAL'S CUP: [school w/largest number of walkers, most school spirit & pledges]
Isidore Newman School - $328
CHANCELLOR'S CUP: [college/university w/largest number of walkers, most school spirit & pledges]
Tulane University - $1,258
CORPORATE CUP: [corp. team w/largest number of pledges brought in day of event]
Gap, Inc. - $11,534
TOP TEAM OF TEN: Gap, Inc. - $2,282
TOP INDIVIDUAL: Rip Naquin-Delain [for the 8th year] - $7,500 w/152 Sponsors


Dear Friends and Business Associates,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who helped me raise $7,500 for NO/AIDS Walk 2000. Because this was the highest individual total this year, I won 1st place honors and a cruise for two to nowhere. This tremendous feat would have been impossible without your generous support, the support of 152 sponsors.

My fund-raising efforts began on Thursday, August 17th at "Magnolia Cotillion XXVI", the annual gala celebrating the 26th anniversary of Marsha Naquin-Delain/Marty Greeson and myself. Some $6,200 was raised that evening with $1,300 arriving prior to Walk Day. This year's total brings Magnolia Cotillion earnings to $72,287 for the past ten years benefiting NO/AIDS Walk. Kudos to each of you who made this impossible task a reality.

Thousands of walkers joined in this huge fund-raising effort. Unfortunately AIDS is still so prevalent that practically every one of us knows someone with AIDS or HIV infection or someone who has passed away from this dreaded disease. Marsha and I walked in memory of those who have passed on. We both choose to support the NO/AIDS Walk because of the tremendous benefits it provides to the HIV/AIDS community throughout Louisiana.

A special thanks to all of my sponsors including:

For Donations of $900 ...Dennis Kevin Sullivan/Wilmington OH & Michael Sullivan

For Donations of $500 ...Wayne A. Schrebe & Gene Adams/Club New Orleans

For Donations of $30 ...Peter Thomas & Hoyle Byrd/Petunias

For Donations of $250 ...Liz Talbot & Galen Brown, Carla Wild/Trapani and Associates

For Donations of $200 ...Toni J.P. Pizanie & Dorothy Blanchard, Brotherhood, Inc., Mary Lind/Latter & Blum, Mark & Collette Ambrose/Le Roundup, Rene J.L. Fransen & Edward C. Bonin

For Donations of $150 ...Charles W. Hooper, Jr./Biloxi, MS, Tony R. Martin/Baton Rouge

For Donations of $125 ...Darlene M. Jacobs-Levy

For Donations of $100 ...Marsha Naquin-Delain/Ambush, Lee Fetherston/Corner Pocket & Miss Do/Double Play, Sylvia Frank & Pat Skelly, David A. Newsome, M.D., Michael A. Olivas, Aaron Hanz & Larry Graham/Graham Studio One, Larry Fremin/Four Seasons Flowers & Gifts/Baton Rouge, Elizabeth Simms & Kitty Blackwell, Eddie Fos, Lori Mitchell & J.D. Landrum, Bobby Roudreaux/Venture-N, Mickey Gil & George Patterson, Frank Godchaux & David Bruce, Anonymous

For Donations of $50 ...Robert Boler & Tom Conners, Jeff Steingraber & Brett Messmer/Something Different, Tommy & Cathy Vaughn/Morgan City, Butch Brown & Hugh Jones/Bon Maison Guest House, John Batty & Jan Bradford, Alan Robinson/Faubourg Marigny Books, Jean L. Masson, Jerry & Rita Satawa/Baton Rouge, Mason Wiggins, Jr., Paul G. Borderlon, Alicia C. Tilley/Memphis, Jerry Scavo & Kenny Walker, Fred Held/Miami, Louisiana Lesbian & Gay Political Action Caucus [LAGPAC], Frederick D. Wright/New York, David Marshall, Kurt Tande/Country Club & Olde Towne Inn, Anonymous For Donations of $40 ...Princesse Stephaney & Prince Sam, Patsy & Chris Lofstrom//Norwood, LA, John Parry & Bobby Ambrose, Anonymous

For Donations of $35 ...Jim & Tiffany Rae Button

For Donations of $30 ...Jeffrey Melton/Art Attacks, James Hochadel/Frederick, MD, Glenn O'Berry & Roger Copenhaver, Ann Kay & Gaynor Denmark, Mary Bess Matthews, Robert King/Brookhaven, MS

For Donations of $25 ...Ruth Dawson, Lisa Beaumann, Marquita Irland, George Rossignol, Jr., Margaret Lundin, Noel J. Twilbeck, Jr., Brian Sands, Teryl-Lynn Foxx, Tommy Elias, Dexter Brecht, Winston Grant Gray, Russell J. Crochet, Judy Leslie/Tylertown, MS, Rosemary Abadie/Lake Charles, Susan Mintz Kantrow/Baton Rouge, Michael Des Jardins & Ozzie Hunter, Barbara Satterley, William Hydrick, Ron Clayton, Wayne & Sherrie Rogaczewski/Sherreece, Christian Kean Johnson, Jean Braly, Bill Sholes, Bin & Nadine Peeples/Memphis, John & Brenda White/Diamondhead, MS, Charles P. Grant, Ken Gue & Sabrina Duncan, Jay Bourgoyne & Jay Tyburski/Bourgoyne Guest House, Roger Nelson & Jack Diamond

For Donations of $20 ...Michael Strawn & Marc Anthoni, Carolyn C. Villars, Chris St. Pierre, Anthony Scalise, Carl Pulse & Josef Gromes, Leonard Earl Johnson, John J. Sullivan, Dorothy Hebron, Robert Laurent, Mike Moran, Tiffany Loomis Flores, Jerry Hotard, Walter & Evelyn Passero, Anonymous, Anonymous

For Donations of $10-$5 ...Charles Haynes, Katie Dreher, Al Shea Congratulations to each and every one of you for joining the thousands who are committed to and support the NO/AIDS Walk each year.

...Sincerely, R. Rip Naquin-Delain


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