The 2010 United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area hosted the Alexis de Tocqueville Award Gala, this year honoring philanthropist and civic activist William “Bill” Goldring,
president of the Goldring Family Foundation, Republic Beverages and the Woldenberg Foundation. A native of New Orleans, Goldring’s dedication to the community and his
everyday generosity is legendary. The elegant, black-tie soiree was held at the Roosevelt Hotel and featured a fabulous seated dinner and a silent auction.
Photos by Margarita Bergen