Real Superheroes of Safe Harbor Gala coming September 17th!
Safe Harbor is proud to announce that our tenth annual fundraising gala will be held on September 17, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. at The Harbor Center in Slidell.
For years the annual fundraising event was known as the Real Men of St. Tammany. In 2019, the event was reimagined, and Real Superheroes of Safe Harbor gala was introduced to the community. These Superheroes will work to increase awareness and financial support for the prevention of domestic violence. The Superhero who raises the most money for Safe Harbor will be named the Real Superhero of the Year at the close of the event.
Premier Event on the Northshore
The Real Superheroes of Safe Harbor Gala is one of the premier events on the Northshore.
Admission includes live music by The New Orleans Mystics, a catered dinner, an open bar, dancing, a performance by the Pussyfooters marching group and other surprises. There will also be a silent auction, a live auction, and an opportunity to mingle and dance with guests at a superhero themed party.
Cocktail attire is requested, and superhero costumes are always welcome!
Meet the Candidates
Eric McVicker is a resident of Mandeville, LA, a graduate of LSU, and has a diverse professional background including legislative advocacy, political/organizational fundraising, radio, commercial real estate, & photography.
He currently serves as the Vice President of Advocacy for The Center for Literacy & Learning and led their policy team to substantial literacy reforms in the 2022 legislative session. He is also a fundraising consultant for political campaigns and non-profits around the Northshore and state. As a professional photographer, he recently turned this hobby into a deep passion for presenting the beauty of the Northshore and the unique culture of Southeast Louisiana.
Eric is a graduate of Loyola University’s Institute of Politics program and formerly served on the boards of Safe Harbor and the Youth Service Bureau, and now serves on the board of the Northshore Humane Society. He is the current Chairman of the NHS’ Fund Development Committee, spearheading a capital campaign for a new facility. He is also the President of two neighborhood associations in Mandeville.
Eric and his Wife Melanie have three cats; Winston F. Churchill, Toula, Roux, and two dogs, Annie and Lena, both rescued from the Northshore Humane Society.
They welcomed their first child, Caroline, in February 2022.
Susan Mahony Kurzweg was born and raised in Shreveport, LA and currently resides in Covington with her husband of 38 years, Bob. Susan and Bob have 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren who, fortunately, also live in the state. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, Susan earned her degrees in Physical Education and Special Education and worked in this field for many years. About 20 years ago, she "switched gears" and became a Realtor with RE/MAX Northlake Associates where she has been honored by the local Board, Northshore Area Board of Realtors, with the prestigious "Rookie of the Year" and "Realtor of the Year" Awards. Susan has also had the privilege of serving on the NABOR Board and the Louisiana State Board of Realtors for several years. Susan is a longtime member of the St. Anselm Church community where she has volunteered for many of their fundraising events, including providing the dinner for 100 golfers at their annual tournament. Always interested in aiding her community, Susan is currently involved with the Boys and Girls Club ~ Covington unit and her thriving real estate business.