The Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute  recently honored Dean Baquet, Walter Isaacson, Monty Williams, and Tania Tetlow at its annual fundraiser on, highlighted by a special performance by Grammy-Award-winning singer Eric Benet.

Inspired by the esteemed former president of Xavier University Norman C. Francis, the Institute has provided leadership training to the region’s most promising leaders as they make their impact on civic engagement and social responsibility in the Southeastern United States.

Dr. Francis was president of Xavier University, the nation’s only historically Black and Catholic university for close to 50 years and has built a lasting legacy of serving academia and communities with the highest principles.

This year’s annual fundraiser was held  at the New Orleans Jazz Market

We Are Proud to Have Served Our Community for 38 Years. Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Providing a Trusted Voice. We Look Forward to 38 More!