Piccadilly makes donation to Honore' Center
- 3/9/2014 -
March 9, 2014, during a $2500 check presentation from Piccadilly
Restaurants at its Metairie location to the Honore' Center are (front
row, left-right) Warren Bell, director; students Dominique Carter, Kayen
Oden, William Williams, Donovan Woods; and Karen Martin, program
administrator; (back row, left-right) student Louis Blackmon; Thomas
Sandeman, CEO Piccadilly; students Myron Miller Denzel Roberts, Gregory
Lewis, Lawrence Daniels, Jarred Jupiter, Anthony Lockett, Antonio White;
and Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, U.S, Army retired.
Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC made a $2,500 donation March 9, 2014, to the
Honore' Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement (Honore' CUSA)
located on the Southern University New Orleans campus.
The Honore' Center is a pilot project designed to reverse the trend of fewer African-American male students attending and graduating from college and to increase the pool of black male classroom teachers. It is named after Louisiana native Lt. General Russel Honore' (U.S. Army, retired), who is himself a graduate of the Southern University System, and widely considered an expert on disaster response and recovery as well as leadership development.
"Piccadilly Restaurants is proud to help with this program," said Tom Sandeman, CEO of Piccadilly Restaurants. "The education of our young people is vitally important for our future, and this program will not only train the youth of today, but the next generation as well."
"This donation proves that Piccadilly truly cares about making a difference in the communities they serve," said Warren Bell Jr., Honore' Center director. "These young Honore' Men have a dual mission: not only to complete their college education, but also to become classroom teachers and role models for others in the communities they came from."
"Piccadilly believes in promoting education and literacy in the cities where our restaurants are located because we’re a part of those communities and we want to help them grow," Sandeman said.
Piccadilly Cafeteria first opened in 1932 in Baton Rouge and now have more than 60 restaurants and 80 food service locations all across the southeast.