Gulf Restoration Network

United for a Healthy Gulf

Natasha Noordhoff
Success at Mondo
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 15:16

Susan and Linda Chef Susan Spicer (right) hosts an annual GRN fundraiser at her restaurant Mondo. Pictured here with GRN member, Linda Usdin. On Sunday, October 14, GRN supporters came out to Mondo in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans to attend the sixth annual fundraising event, Defend Our Coast, Defend Our Culture.  Funds raised from the event support GRN's ongoing fight for healthy waters and coastal areas, and protection of vibrant offshore ecosystems that are essential to resilient communities and healthy wildlife.

Attendees enjoyed delectable hors d'oeuvres by Chef Susan Spicer and Sous Chef Nancy Berg, bluegrass music by The Tanglers Trio, and bid on artwork by Matt Rinard, a vacation package to Santa Fe, and much more.

Adam Babich spoke and received the inaugural Bradburn-Smith Conservation award for his essential work with the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic that allows GRN to hold polluters and lawbreakers accountable.

Many thanks to all our supporters that attended and contributed.  Special thanks to Adam Babich, Susan Spicer, the wonderful staff of Mondo, and eveyone who made the event a success.


And a big round of applause to our event host committee and many supporters:

Event Host Committee Adam Babich with award GRN Deputy Director, Aaron Viles, presents the inaugural Bradburn-Smith Conservation Award to Adam Babich.

Nancy and Don Adams
Jose Miranda
Beverly and Ray Nichols
Susan Norris-Davis and Mark Davis
Susan Spicer, Bayona and Mondo
Tippy Tippens, BirdProject
David and Lisa Cancienne

Event Supporters

Design Within Reach
Cliff bergeron, Paul Bruno and Downtown Fitness center
Sig Greenebaum, Stephen Rehage, and Rehage Entertainment
Jerald White
Kathryn Anderson
Matt Rinard
Carol Norton & WildEarth Guardians
Chuck Bruno, Kenny & Jennifer Rabalais and The Plant Gallery
Jodi Pine, Randi Brown and Canal Place Crowd The audience listens to keynote speaker Adam Babich, Director of the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic.
Jim Ritchie and LA Pizza Kitchen
Bob Marye, Joseph & Gwen Delle Giacobbe and Delta Festival Ballet
Steve Shepard
The Tanglers Trio: Michael Millet, Jacob Tanner, and Matt Rota


Natasha Noordhoff is GRN's Development Director


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