Regions Bank gives back with Chefs Evening sponsorship


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Regions Bank sponsors President's Toast
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

REGIONS SPONSORS ‘TOAST’ – Regions Bank is the exclusive Premium Sponsor of the 35th annual Chefs Evening and President’s Toast, the prelude event to Chefs Evening, scheduled this year for Sunday, March 31. Pictured, from left, are Branch Manager Shelly Robinson; Vice President, Consumer Banking Manager Debbie Terrebonne; Southeastern President John L. Crain; Senior Vice President of Government and Institutional Banking Todd Burrall; and Vice President, Institutional Services Strategist Michael Faherty.

     HAMMOND – Chefs Evening, Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, returns this March thanks in part to the generous support of Regions Bank. As the Premier Sponsor of Chefs Evening for the past four years, Regions will once again serve as the exclusive benefactor of the cause’s preliminary event, the President’s Toast.
     The President’s Toast, an intimate gathering featuring carefully selected wine and hors d’oeuvres, will be held on Sunday, March 31, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the President’s Residence on Southeastern’s campus. At the toast’s conclusion, attendees will be able to make their way to Southeastern’s Student Union Grand Ballroom for the main Chefs Evening event, which lasts from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
     “Now in its 35th year, Chefs Evening has become a tradition of the university and an essential part of the Southeastern Foundation’s mission to secure financial resources for the critical needs of our students and academic programs,” said Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale. “Our guests experience the delicious cuisine of dozens of the best restaurants and caterers around the region, an open bar, a large silent auction, and a unique opportunity to mingle with friends, all while supporting the university and the success of its students.”
     Funds raised from Chefs Evening provide vital support for student scholarships and academic programs. Regions Bank’s partnership helps continue and elevate this beloved event, thus providing an important platform for boosting the success of the region’s university and its students.
     “Chefs Evening is more than a great night out within our community; it’s also a great way to positively impact Southeastern, which is an anchoring economic as well as educational entity in the region,” said Senior Vice President of Government and Institutional Banking Todd Burrall. “We at Regions Bank believe in giving back and being a true part of the communities that we serve, so we are excited to continue our support of this fun and meaningful event.”
     For more information or to purchase tickets for Chefs Evening and the President’s Toast, visit or call the Southeastern Foundation at 985-549-2239.

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