Women of Faith Awards Brunch

March 30 2019
10:00 AM  Dooky Chase’s Restaurant; 2301 Orleans Ave. 

In celebration of International Women’s Month, Xavier University of Louisiana will honor strong women of faith, past and present, who have embodied the mission of Xavier University. Each of the women to be honored at the inaugural Women of Faith Awards Brunch have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers, advocacy, community service, and philanthropic engagement undergirded by an unwavering faith.

The event will take place Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the historic Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, 2301 Orleans Ave. Keynote speaker for the event will be former WWL-TV anchorwoman, the legendary Sally-Ann Roberts.


The inaugural recipients of the new “Women of Faith” awards are Juanita Baranco, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Baran Company, LLC; Gayle Benson, owner of the NFL New Orleans Saints and the NBA New Orleans Pelican; and Christina Francis ’89, President of Magic Johnson Enterprises. The recognition will be bestowed in memory of University foundress St. Katharine Drexel and each award is named for Xavier University’s three female presidents: Mother Agatha Ryan, S.B.S. (1932-1955); Sr. Josephina Kenney, S.B.S. (1955-1965); and Sr. Maris Stella, S.B.S. (1965-1968).

For more information or to purchase tickets to the inaugural Women of Faith Awards Brunch, call 504-520-7575 or email vrichard@xula.edu.