The Real Men of St. Tammany campaign is the signature fundraising event for Safe Harbor. Each year, the Board of Directors selects several candidates from our community who, through their commitment to stopping domestic violence, exemplify what it is to be "real men".
Over the course of several months, the candidates work to increase awareness and financial support for the education and prevention of domestic abuse. On Saturday, September 22, 2018, friends, supporters, and the Real Men candidates will come together at the 8th annual gala to celebrate the culmination of the Real Men of St. Tammany campaigns. The candidate who raises the most money for Safe Harbor will be named the Real Man of the Year at the close of the event.
ERNEST S. ANDERSON, is a partner in the law firm of Anderson & Anderson in Slidell, Louisiana, where his practice is focused on family law, tort and general litigation . He received his law degree from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1983, where he graduated in the top 15% of his class. He is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist (since its inception), having more than 30 years experience. For every year since 2006 he has been chosen as a Super Lawyer in the area of Family Law, received a Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys, and has been recognized as one of the ten best attorneys in the state of Louisiana for exceptional and outstanding client service. Mr. Anderson is a member of Slidell Bar Association (President 1990-1991), the American Bar Association Family Law Section, Louisiana State Bar Association Family Law Section, the Covington Bar Association Family Law Section, 22nd Judicial District Court Mentoring Program Committee (chair-2014), the Family Law Advisory Commission, where he served as a member of the CLE Committee and of the Examination Committee (1996-2000; chair- 1999-2000), and is a member of the Christian Legal Society. He has served as a qualified family law mediator and as a court appointed expert and special master in matters of family law. He has been a frequent lecturer at local bar associations and law school continuing legal education seminars on issues of family law. His community involvements include serving on the Board of Directors of the St. Tammany Parish Youth Service Bureau (1986-1996) and of Community Christian Concern (president 2008-2011), serving on the governing board of Ochsner Hospital Northshore, serving as a Deacon in his church, and volunteering as a little league and high school coach. Ernest S. Anderson is a lifelong resident of Slidell, LA graduating from Slidell High School in 1977. He has been married to Cecelia Lloyd Anderson for 36 years, a Kids in Transition (KIT) counselor for Slidell High and Salmen High , and has three adult children, Emily (30), Russell (28) and David (24).
Patrick McMath is a lifelong resident of St. Tammany Parish. Born in Slidell, raised in Mandeville, and a current resident of Covington. Graduating from Saint Paul’s School in 2003, Patrick went on to attend Louisiana State University earning a B.S. in Political Science in 2008. Upon graduation, he returned to Covington and began work as a job site manager for McMath Construction. After working for two years Patrick returned to school and in 2013 he received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law.
After law school, Patrick returned to St. Tammany Parish where he now serves as legal adviser and executive officer at McMath Construction, and McMath Properties with his primary role focusing on business development. In addition to his position at McMath, Patrick recently co-founded Big Sky Energy Services which leases equipment to oil and gas operations throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Oklahoma.
Patrick currently serves on the Boards of the Covington Boys and Girls Club, Upward Community Services, Kelly Gibson Foundation, United Way Leadership Council – St. Tammany, Tammany Tigers and he is a graduate and board of trustee member to Leadership St. Tammany.
In the spring of 2017 Patrick was elected to the At-Large seat on Covington’s city council where he serves the City of Covington as the council President.
Casey Revere is a lifelong resident of Madisonville, LA, where his family has resided for over 5 generations. Casey grew up playing sports at Coquille Park, attended Mandeville High School, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University. After college, Casey worked for the St. Tammany Parish Government. He now works as a Financial Service Representative with New York Life. In an effort to give back to the community, Casey founded Casey Cares Community Charities, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that holds fundraising events for both local and national charities. During the holidays, Casey participates in Casey Clause where he delivers donated toys to underprivileged children on Christmas Eve dressed as Santa. Casey is the President of the Madisonville Youth Boosters board at Coquille Park, was a recipient of the 2017 YMCA Northshore Heroes Award, and is 2018 Northshore’s Finest Honoree by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. At the age of 24, Casey was elected to his first term as Justice of the Peace in Ward 1 of St. Tammany Parish. In 2018, he was re-elected to Justice of the Peace position after campaigning for State Representative.
September 22, 2018, @ 7pm - 11pm
Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell
Premier Event on the Northshore
The Real Men of St. Tammany gala is one of the premier events on the Northshore. It is where the efforts of all of the Real Men candidates are celebrated and the Real Man of the Year is revealed. Admission includes live music by The New Orleans Mystics, a performance by the Pussyfooters marching group, dinner catered by Patton’s, an open bar, a silent auction, a live auction, and a chance to mingle with guests at a party (with a superhero theme). You can purchase your votes for your favorite Real Man candidate up to the last minute at the on-site voting booth! Cocktail attire is requested, and superhero costumes are always welcome.
- Recognition at Gala as Presenting Sponsor
- Print and Press Media for the Event
- Link to Company from Website
- Three Reserved Tables for 30 Guests
- 20 General Admission Tickets
- Unique Table Signage
- Name and Logo Prominently Listed in Gala Materials
- Specialty Drink Glasses
- Presenting Sponsor Listing and Logo on Subsequent Promotional Materials