Join us to honor this year’s outstanding members of the maritime community.
Please make plans to join us at the Audubon Tea Room on Thursday, March 26 as we honor this year's outstanding members of the maritime community. Enjoy live entertainment while dining and bidding in the silent auction. All proceeds from this event will benefit Global Maritime Ministries.
Audubon Tea Room • 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Tickets: $75 • Purchase Online
Dress: Business Formal
Very special awards will be presented to honor exceptional acts of service in the maritime community.
United States Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and
United States Customs and Border Protection New Orleans have been named as this year’s recipients of the Crystal Lighthouse Award, which celebrates the Maritime Person of the Year, or in this case Persons of the Year. The New Orleans divisions of Coast Guard and CBP are recognized for their consistent service and protection of our maritime community. Both groups displayed their dedication to duty by continuing to serve during the recent government shutdown, despite not being paid. “I was at the Coast Guard office during the shutdown and they were busy rescuing someone who had fallen in the river,” said Rev. Philip Vandercook, Executive Director of Global Maritime Ministries. “Coast Guard and CBP work very hard in our port and deserve more recognition.”
Petty Officer Cory Ciekot has been named as this year’s recipient of the Rev. John P. Vandercook Service Award, which celebrates the Maritime Humanitarian of the Year. Demonstrating superior professionalism, initiative, and judgment, Ciekot played a vital role in saving five lives following a high speed boat collision with a rig. Commander Harper Phillips, Commanding Officer of Air Station New Orleans, said of Ciekot, “His quick thinking, ingenuity, and heroic actions over an eight-hour period led to the saving of five lives. His dedication and devotion to duty are most heartily commended and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the U. S. Coast Guard.”
Please help us thank our event sponsors for their generous support!
Ministry sponsorships are available!
Premiere Sponsor • $25,000
Platinum Sponsor • $20,000
Gold Sponsor • $15,000
Silver Sponsor • $10,000
Bronze Sponsor • $5,000
Gala Table Sponsor $1000
• 1 Reserved Table (10 Tickets)
• Preferred Table Near the Stage
• Logo on Your Table Sign
All gifts and donations to Global Maritime Ministries are tax deductible.