Friends of BIALA: Leading Through Philanthropy

Learn how your passion can change the world!

Welcome and thank you to our new “Friends of BIALA!”  The “Friends” program was launched at an inaugural event in September to help support the programs that serve brain and spinal cord injury survivors throughout Louisiana. Our charter members are a dedicated community of humanitarian leaders who advance BIALA’s mission through a focused investment of philanthropy, guidance and volunteerism.

By mobilizing their collective commitment to philanthropy and volunteer service, they help raise awareness for people with brain and spinal cord injuries, and inspire others to make a difference in the lives of these individuals.

Please join the movement and see how you can make a difference. BIALA and our charter member “Friends” will welcome you into the circle and show how you can broaden our efforts to reach more supporters while putting your passion to work to help improve the quality of life of brain and spinal cord injury survivors in our state.

You can participate in or be a sponsor at our annual conference (March 9-10, 2018, “Facing the Future”); host a welcome event for new members; join an event committee; be a Peer Mentor; get involved with our Sports/Recreation Partnership with BISCIS in New Orleans or Cajun Crushers in Baton Rouge; or volunteer at our art-based exhibit “Unmasking Brain Injury,” which is traveling around the state to raise awareness of brain injury and help educate the population at large about BIALA.

For information, contact Kathleen Mulvihill, Kathleen@biala.org.

Also, check out the write-up in The Times-Picayune.

If you want to touch the future, touch a life.

Thank you to our Sponsors, Volunteers and Friends of BIALA for touching so many lives.

Special Thanks to Hosts Kathleen and Ben Waring


Thanks to Our Wonderful Sponsors


Volunteers

  • Kitty D’ Litter and the Ladies of Petronius
  • Jake Thomas, AfterDark Productions
  • Rosa Balaguer Arostegui Graphic Designer

Friends of BIALA

  • Larry and Linda Abbott
  • Drs. Freddie and Randa AbiSamra
  • Glenda and Jim Barkate
  • Dr. Glenn and Karen Barnett
  • Susan and Kathryn Burkenstock
  • Janet Clark and Richard Nick
  • Michael Frenzel and Ann Marie Marmande
  • Eugene and Eileen Gambel
  • Paul Genco
  • Archie and Olivia Manning
  • Karen Roy
  • Jonathon and Adrienne Rynning
  • John and Kathleen Saer
  • Holly and Geoff Snodgrass
  • Richard and Kathy Scribner
  • Liz and Poco Sloss
  • Marianne VanMeter
  • Mona and Alan Vinturella
  • Kathleen and Ben Waring
  • Peter Waring
  • Dr. Phyllis Waring

Event Photos

Ben Waring and daughter Ellie WaringKathleen Waring (right) with Adrienne RynningDot Weisler and Dr. William Waring
Drag Queen Kitty D Litter wows guests.Dr. Freddie AbiSamra, William Vollenweider, and Dr. Phyllis WaringDr. William Waring, Dr. Korak Sarkar (standing), Glen and Karen Barnett
Glenn and Karen BarnettGuests at table in foyer.Indoor Garden tables - photo by Nicole Marquez
Janet Clark and husband Richard NickDr. AbiSamra and Kathryn BurkenstockLinda and Larry Abbott
Mairanne VanMeter and fiance'Michael Frenzel and Ann Marie Marmande FrenzelNicole Marquez, Sarah Tarto and James Marsh