2018 YLC Role Model Awards Gala

Save the date for YLC's 32nd Annual Role Model Awards Gala on Saturday, September 8, 2018!

Celebrate Leadership

Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large.

Composed of 15 business, community, and civic leaders, the 2018 class will be honored at the 32nd Annual YLC Role Model Awards Gala on Saturday, September 8, at 6 p.m., at The Orpheum Theater, located at 129 Roosevelt Way. The annual YLC Role Model Awards Gala is a black-tie event and will spotlight the accomplishments of the members of the 2018 Role Model class followed by dinner, dancing, and live entertainment.

We are excited to announce YLC’s 2018 Role Model Class! Follow the link below to learn more.

Meet YLC’s 2018 Role Model Award Class

View List of Previous Role Models


Gala Tickets and Sponsorships

2018 Ticket Options

Patron Ticket – $500

Includes: One (1) ticket to Patron Party,** one (1) ticket to Gala & Awards Ceremony, listing in event program as a Patron Supporter, entrance for one (1) to Gala After Party at the Orpheum’s “Ice Pit” event space

General Admission Ticket – $200

Includes: One (1) ticket to Gala & Awards Ceremony, entrance for one (1) to Gala After Party at the Orpheum’s “Ice Pit” event space

Ticket Options


2018 Sponsorships

Interested in sponsoring the 2018 YLC Role Model Awards Gala? Contact Liz Waller, Events & Sponsorship Coordinator, at liz@ylcnola.org or call 504-585-1198.


Marquee Sponsor – $35,000

Includes: Sixteen (16) Tickets to Patron Party;** Two (2) Premium Tables of 12 at Gala & Awards Ceremony; Premiere table placement on the floor level of the Theater, access to open bars and food stations; Listed in the event program at the Marquee level; Family-style appetizers and wine provided at table; Access for all guests to Gala After Party at the Orpheum “Ice Pit” event space; Recognition as Gala’s Marquee Sponsor on Orpheum Theater Marquee; Opportunity for sponsor representative to distribute YLC Role Model Awards at the event; Recognition as Marquee Sponsor by Emcee at the event; Recognition as Gala’s Marquee Sponsor in communications, including all major social media campaigns; Premiere logo or name placement in our Gala program, email newsletter, media/news releases, on event signage, and on YLC website.


Platinum Sponsor – $20,000

Includes: Twelve (12) Tickets to Patron Party;** Two (2) Premium Tables for 10 at Gala + Awards Ceremony; Premium table placement on the floor level of the Theater, access to open bars and food stations; Listed in the event program at the Platinum level; Family-style appetizers and wine provided at table; Opportunity for sponsor representative to hand out YLC Role Model Awards at the event; Recognition as a Gala Presenting Sponsor by Emcee at the event; Access for all guests to Gala After Party at the Orpheum’s “Ice Pit” event space; Recognition as Platinum Sponsor in communications; Premium logo or name placement in the Gala program, email newsletter, media/news releases, on event signage, on YLC website, and by event emcee.


Gold Sponsor – $10,000

Includes: Six (6) Tickets to Patron Patron Party;** Ten (10) Premium Table for 10 at Gala + Awards Ceremony; Premium table placement on the floor level of the Theater, access to open bars and food stations; Listed in the event program at the Gold level; Family-style appetizers and wine will be provided table; Access for all guests to Gala After Party at the Orpheum’s “Ice Pit” event space; Recognition as Gold Sponsor in all communications; Premium logo or name placement in the Gala program, invitation, email newsletter, media/news releases, on event signage, on YLC website, and by event emcee.


Silver Sponsor – $5,000

Includes: Four (4) Tickets to Patron Party;** One (1) Table of 8 at the Gala + Awards Ceremony; Preferred table placement on the floor level of the Theater, access to open bars and food stations; Listed in the event program as a Silver Sponsor; Family-style appetizers provided to table upon arrival; Access for all guests to Gala After Party at the Orpheum’s “Ice Pit” event space; Recognition as Silver Sponsor in communications; preferred logo or name placement in the Gala program, email newsletter, on event signage, and on YLC website.


Bronze Sponsor – $3,000

Includes: Two (2) Tickets to Patron Party;** One (1) Table of 8 at the Gala + Awards Ceremony; Listed in the event program as a Bronze Sponsor; Family-style appetizers provided to table upon arrival; Access for all guests to Gala After Party at the Orpheum’s “Ice Pit” event space; Recognition as Bronze Sponsor in communications; preferred logo or name placement in the Gala program, email newsletter, on event signage, and on YLC website.


** Private party that takes place prior to the Gala, featuring early access to the Theater, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar

Interested in sponsoring the 2018 YLC Role Model Awards Gala? Contact Liz Waller, Events & Sponsorship Coordinator, at liz@ylcnola.org or call 504-585-1198.

Gala Information

Saturday, September 8, 2018
The Orpheum Theater
129 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA

Event Timeline

6:00 to 7:00 pm – Patron Party
7:00 – 10:00 pm – Gala