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Join Donna Edwards and Billy Nungesser at 2016 Bright Lights

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is pleased to announce that the 2016 Bright Lights Humanities Awards Ceremony will be made even more special, through the participation of the First Lady of the State of Louisiana Mrs. Donna Edwards, Honorary Chair of the event, and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Master of Ceremonies.  “We are pleased that both the First Lady and the Lt. Governor can take the time to join us to honor those whose work truly does shine Bright Lights on all the best of Louisiana’s people and places, history and culture,” said LEH Board Chair Brad Adams.

The Bright Lights Awards Dinner will be held at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans on Thursday, April 7, 2016, and will be preceded by an invitation-only Patron Party. Tickets begin at $150. Underwriting and Table sponsorships are available to interested parties.

The LEH thanks the following early underwriters and sponsors: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, The Helis Foundation, IBERIABANK, Jones Walker Law Firm, The Haynie Family Historical Foundation, BHP-Billiton Petroleum, Mary Ann Sternberg, Union Pacific Railroad Foundation, Mrs. Bertie Deming Smith, Capital One Bank, Brad Adams, Hola Nola Foods, Sotheby’s International Realty, Postlethwaite and Netterville, Bellwether Technology, and Valentino Hotel Management.

For more information, contact Jan Clifford at 504.620.2479 or [email protected], or visit For more on the Bright Lights Awardees, click here.