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, October 8 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.
Mr. David Fennelly has been named as this year’s recipient of the Crystal Lighthouse Award, which celebrates the Maritime Person of the Year. Fennelly is chairman of Associated Terminals and Turn Services, providing maritime services such as stevedoring, logistics, terminal and port operations, tow boats, fleeting and barge related services. Regarding his nomination of Fennelly, maritime attorney Michael Colomb said, “Mr. Fennelly, while coming from humble beginnings, has risen to become very accomplished in the maritime community with much business success in various ports along the Mississippi River, all the while contributing to the overall welfare of the community. David sees his employees as family and continues to bring value to his industry and the economic wellbeing of the region.”
Chief Robert S. Hecker has been named as this year’s recipient of the Rev. John P. Vandercook Service Award, which celebrates the Maritime Humanitarian of the Year. As Police Chief for the Port of New Orleans Harbor Police Department, Hecker has extensive port security knowledge that has been provided to the Congressional Sub-Committee and shared on ABC and MSNBC news networks. He is being recognized for his many years of service to the port community. “Chief Hecker’s dedication to serve and protect the community has been proven time and time again during his twenty-five years of leading the Harbor Police department,” according to Rev. Philip Vandercook, Executive Director of Global Maritime Ministries.
Please help us thank our other 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.