Grammy-award winning singer Patti LaBelle is set to perform at Dillard University’s 150th Founding Anniversary Gala on May 11th. The event will be hosted by MC Lyte, hip-hop legend and Dillard University Board of Trustees member. Proceeds will benefit the Students Assistance for Emergencies Fund, which was established to relieve students at risk of dropping out due to outstanding tuition balances and fees. The gala starts at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, 601 Loyola. Tickets can be purchased here. General admission tickets are $250.