Join us as we honor

Marguerite Redwine

and her work and commitment to improving lives in our community.

Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 12:00 Noon
The Arbor Room by Popp Fountain, City Park
Emceed by New Orleans Jazz Singer Robin Barnes

The Marguerite Redwine Award Luncheon, slated to be an annual awards event, will highlight Mrs. Redwine’s legacy, the work of VIA LINK, and the exceptional work of agencies within our community. Three non-profit agencies in the Greater New Orleans area will be honored for their outstanding work and achievements. These achievements will be determined based on data regularly collected by our Contact Center and HMIS staff.

Proceeds of the event will benefit VIA LINK’s 211 service, the region’s most comprehensive source for information and referrals for social services and other resources.

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities

A photo of Marguerite Redwine. She is dressed formally and smiling at the camera.

About Marguerite Redwine

1943 – 2023

Marguerite Redwine served as CEO for VIA LINK for 17 years and retired in 2014. During her tenure, the 211 dialing code was developed nationally with the FCC designating 211 as the 3-digit dialing code for information and referrals for health and human services. Mrs. Redwine was able to garner this dialing code from the Public Service Commission (PSC) in 2001 for the 985 and 504 area codes. VIA LINK had been known as the community’s Volunteer Information Agency, building a resource directory of services offered by non-profits at no charge to the community and other assistive services for individuals. Being part of the national 211 system brought this work forward.

In 2002, the National Suicide Prevention LIFELINE was created. Mrs. Redwine was able to get VIA LINK certified to be part of this national crisis line, which today has the 3-digit dialing code of 988. Today, 988 provides 24/7 free, confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.


Join VIA LINK for the Marguerite Redwine Award Luncheon on June 13th!