Regions Bank to again sponsor President's Toast at Chefs Evening

Thursday, January 25, 2018 Regions Bank sponsors Chefs Evening President's Toast
by: Tonya Lowentritt

REGIONS TO SPONSOR ‘TOAST’ – Regions Bank will be the exclusive Premium Sponsor of Chefs Evening and the President’s Toast, the prelude event to Chefs Evening, scheduled this year for Sunday, March 4. Pictured, from left, are Sr. Vice President for Government and Institutional Banking Todd Burrall; Byron Bankston, Morrison St. branch manager; Southeastern President John L. Crain; Shelly Robinson, branch manager of the downtown Hammond branch; Regional Marketing Director Debbie Terrebonne, and Vice President, Institutional Services Relationship Manager Michael Faherty.    

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s largest fundraiser, Chefs Evening, will launch the annual event with the President’s Toast as a featured prelude thanks to the exclusive premium sponsorship of Regions Bank.
     The President’s Toast precedes the grand event and is scheduled this year for Sunday, March 4, at the President’s Residence from 4 to 5 p.m. Chefs Evening follows from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.
     A regional tradition for over three decades, Chefs Evening is the Southeastern Foundation’s signature fundraiser, providing critical funds to support university scholarships and academic programs. This year the evening will include wine and culinary offerings from some of the finest regional restaurants and distributors.
     “Again this year, we are excited to have long established partner of Southeastern Foundation endeavors Regions Bank as the presenting sponsor of the President’s Toast,” said Wendy Lauderdale, vice president for University Advancement. “At this special event hosted at the President’s Residence by Dr. Crain, wine and food pairings will be offered to guests who are among Southeastern’s most loyal friends and supporters. Having Regions Bank as our partner speaks to the strength of this event and its importance in our region.”
     “While Regions is a multi-state bank with a wide range of services and a strong presence in the region, we also focus on being an integral part of the communities we serve. Because of this, Regions is proud to again be a part of Chefs Evening and the support it gives Southeastern,” said Byron Bankston, Morrison St. branch manager for Regions.
     Shelly Robinson, manager of the downtown Hammond branch agreed.
     “Southeastern is a vital economic and educational entity for this region. It is important that businesses such as Regions support its mission. Because of this, we are so pleased to be a partner through Chefs Evening.”
     For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Southeastern Foundation at 985-549-2239. Chefs Evening information is also available online at

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