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JP Councilmember Ricky Templet to Serve as JCF Gala Chair

Jefferson Community Foundation’s Gala will take place on October 28

METAIRIE Jefferson Community Foundation (JCF) is pleased to announce Jefferson Parish Councilmember Ricky Templet will be serving as the Honorary Chairman of the JCF Gala Celebration Friday, Oct. 28.

“I am honored to serve as the Chairman of JCF’s Gala Celebration,” said Councilmember Templet. “As JCF’s premiere fundraiser for our community, this event means a great deal to me and to all those involved. I look forward to celebrating the annual Gala.”

The 2022 Gala Celebration Presented by The Feil Family Foundation is scheduled to be held at Chateau Golf & Country Club in Kenner Friday, Oct. 28 with a Patron Party from 7-8 p.m. and Celebration 8-10 p.m. Guests will experience a joyful evening that includes the presentation of the Jefferson First award, music, open bar and buffet dinner.

The JCF Gala Celebration will also include the announcement of the inaugural “Jefferson First Philanthropy Award.” The award will recognize an individual who strives to make Jefferson Parish a better place through their service, compassion and impact to others. While nominees are not required to reside in Jefferson Parish, the work for which they are being honored must be for the benefit of the Jefferson Parish community.

Nominations are open now through Sept. 30, 2022. A diverse committee of community leaders from both the Eastbank and Westbank of Jefferson Parish will qualify nominees and select the inaugural recipient.

Since 2008, the Jefferson Community Foundation has been connecting philanthropy to critical community needs to enhance the quality of life for all in Jefferson Parish. JCF focuses on initiatives for education, health and wellness, neighborhood support and revitalization, race equity, senior citizens, as well as transit.

To submit a nomination or learn more about the “Jefferson First” award visit  For more information on the JCF Gala Celebration visit here.

About Jefferson Community Foundation:The Jefferson Community Foundation (JCF) is the nonprofit community foundation for Jefferson Parish dedicated to improving the quality of life for local residents, visitors and businesses by focusing on the needs of the community and power of philanthropy. For more information visit

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