August 31, 2023

Shreveport Convention Center

An Evening for Healers

The LSU Health Sciences Foundation will return with its annual fundraising gala, An Evening for Healers, on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Now in its 12th year, the event has served as a platform to honor and celebrate the Shreveport-Bossier community’s first responders, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and other healthcare providers who each played a vital role in saving the lives of patients at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport (OLHS), North Louisiana’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, while raising mission-critical funding for LSU Health Shreveport.

Since the event’s inception, 24 moving patient stories have been shared, more than 800 dedicated first-responders and healthcare heroes have been honored, and more than $3 million has been raised for LSU Health Shreveport. In 2021, the LSUHS Foundation celebrated record-breaking fundraising, with more than $500,000 being raised in a single year from more than 100 sponsors.

Funds raised through An Evening for Healers help LSU Health Shreveport recruit and retain top faculty, acquire cutting-edge technology and equipment, and support programs for students at all three LSUHS schools – the School of Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions, and the School of Graduate Studies.

Thank You to our 2022 Sponsors

Presented By
Ochsner Health

Event Underwriters

Video Underwriter
Metro Aviation

Healer Honorees Underwriter
Dr. and Mrs. Lacy H. Williams

Welcome Reception Underwriter
CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier

Valet Underwriter
In Memory of Fred and Willetta Moffitt

Florals Underwriter
Dr. Peggy and Mr. David Murphy

Wine Underwriter
Cuban Liquor

Invitation Underwriter
Paragon Press

Program Underwriter
Brentwood Hospital


Lifetime Sponsors

The Kinsey Family

The Moffitt Family, Moffitt Volkswagen-Mazda-Porsche-Audi Shreveport

Dean Sponsors

Lindsay and John Atkins

Mr. and Mrs. David Means

Willis-Knighton Health System


Chairman Sponsors

Dr. and Mrs. Steven Bailey
LSU Health Shreveport Department of Medicine

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Fox, III

Hand Construction, LLC

Laveer Wealth Management, Kevin Murphy CFP

Dr. David and Kathy Lewis

LSU Health Shreveport Department of Anesthesiology
Debbie Chandler, MD, MBA
Chizoba Mosieri, MD
Shilpadevi Patil, MD

Dr. and Mrs. Keith White


Professor Sponsors

Dr. Chaitanya Ahuja and Dr. Hugo Cuellar

Dr. and Mrs. R. Shane Barton

Boudreaux’s Specialty Compounding Pharmacy

Coleman Partners Architects LLC &
Perkins + Will

Frances and Bill Comegys

Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD

FitzGerald Contractors, LLC

Hope Pharmacy

LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery

LSU Health Shreveport Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medic Pharmacy Services

Kathy and Bubba Rasberry

Regina and Robert Redstone

River Cities Interventional Pain Specialists

Lynn and Armand Roos
Connie and Donald Posner

RoseStone Wealth Advisors

Associate Professor Sponsors

Argent Financial

Caddo Parish

Drs. Glenda Johnson and Chris Kevil

Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company & Rose-Neath Funeral Homes

jweiland Group Benefits

LSU Health Shreveport Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

LSU Health Shreveport Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Querbes and Nelson

Dr. Peter Seidenberg & Dr. EJ Mayeux

Snell’s Orthotics and Prosthetics

Tom and Sheryl Ostendorff/Southern Research Co., Inc.

Assistant Professor Sponsors

AEP Foundation/SWEPCO
Aillet, Fenner, Jolly, & McClelland
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Barish
Biomedical Research Foundation
Blanchard Walker
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Wayne and Ellen Brown
Mr. Michael & Dr. Caitlin Busada
Dr. and Mrs. William A. Byrd
Campus Federal Credit Union
Cardinaux Wealth Advisors
Carter Federal Credit Union
Christus Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Marianne and Stafford Comegys
Cross Keys Bank
Dermatology and Skin Surgery
Dr. John and Meredith Evans
Garden Park Nursing & Rehabilitation
Rand and Susan Falbaum
Fat Calf Brasserie
Fibrebond Corp
Martha H. Fitzgerald
Leigh and Kevin Flood
Betty Henderson

Heard, McElroy, and Vestal, LLC
HRI Hospitality
Dr. James and Marie-Alice Hobley
Hummingbird, King, & Butler
Patty and Mark Garrett
Griggs Enterprise
Destiny and Taylor Jamison
JP Morgan Chase
John Pickens Clothiers
Heidi and Gregory Kallenberg
Keith D. Peterson & Co., Inc.
Ray Lasseigne
Leonard & Betty Phillips Foundation
LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine Class of 1973
LSU Health Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
LSU Health Shreveport Department of Urology
LSUS Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. James Patterson
Powers Foundation
Prevot Design Services, APAC
Progressive Bank
Raley & Associates, Inc.
Rapides Regional Medical Center
Red River Bank
Romph & Pou Agency
Shreveport Bossier New Car Dealers Association
Hidehiro Takei, MD
Trinity Operating
The Walter and Poljak Families
WK Spine & Pain Specialists

10 Years of Heroes, Healing, and Hope

In 2021 we celebrated the tenth anniversary of our signature fundraising event. We honored our past patients and their healers with a special lookback video to mark the occasion.

An Evening for Healers has shared 22 inspiring patient stories, honored over 700 physicians, nurses, first responders, and other healthcare workers, and raised $2.6 million for the Chancellor’s Fund at LSU Health Shreveport.