Registry of Charitable Events
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JULIETTE & CAMERON’S GOLF TOURNAMENT
Benefits: Make-A-Wish of the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana
Event Info.: Enjoy a day of golf for a wonderful cause. All of the event’s proceeds will go to making the dreams of children struggling with cancer come true!
Location: Bayou Barriere Golf Club, Belle Chase
Tickets: Individual: $125; Foursome: $400
A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS
Benefits: Boys Hope Girls Hope
Event Info.: The organization’s premiere gala, this event will feature entertainment from The Yat Pack, food and libations from some of the city’s best local restaurants and a premiere live auction and raffle.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Tickets: Sponsorships: $350 to $10,000
Q’N FOR KIDS 2013
Benefits: Each One Save One
Event Info.: This annual barbecue cook-off will include beer, drinks, local musicians and even the Zoomobile for the kids. Funds raised will go towards youth mentoring in the Greater New Orleans area.
Location: Palmer Park, intersection of S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton avenues
CHAMPAGNE AND JAZZ BRUNCH
Benefits: Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association
Event Info.: This annual champagne brunch will feature Jimmy Maxwell’s Band, exciting auction items and a delightful brunch with champagne prepared by the Audubon Tea Room. Proceeds benefit the Opera’s programs in the community
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info.: Friends of City Park and Republic National Distributing Company will host the 10th annual “Martini Madness” fundraising event at City Park’s Arbor Room at Popp Fountain. Enjoy a night of custom martinis, music, dancing and cuisine at this festival fundraiser benefiting capital improvements in City Park.
Location: Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, City Park
Tickets: Early admission: $75; General admit: $50; General member admit: $35
JUSTICE FOR ALL BALL
Benefits: The Pro Bono Project
Event Info.: The premier event in the legal community, this 25th annual black-tie optional event offers food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants, spirits and entertainment from George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners plus Dave Hansen’s Garden District Trio. There will be a raffle as well as a silent auction and live auction featuring pieces from local artist Stirling Barrett. Walter Blessey Jr. will serve as honorary chair.
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Tickets: In advance: $150; At door: $175; Lawyers practicing less than 5 years: $100; Law students: $75
SCALES & ALES
Benefits: Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Event Info.: This fourth annual event will feature wine and beer from open bars and delicious cuisine from local restaurants, all in a unique aquatic atmosphere that flows throughout the Aquarium and onto the Woldenberg Park plaza overlooking the Mississippi River. Guests can expect to enjoy live music from Atlanta’s Simply Irresistible, an exciting raffle and more.
Location: Audubon Aquarium
Tickets: Penguin Pal (general admission): $55; Parrotfish Patron: $100
KICK-OFF FOR KOMEN
Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans Affiliate
Event Info.: Join Susan G. Komen For the Cure and special guest Saints Punter Thomas Morstead as they kick-off the Race for the Cure season and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Location: Heritage Grill, Metairie
Tickets: Adults 18 years and up: $25; 13-17 years: $15; Kids 12 & under- includes admittance to Kids Tent: $12; Sleep in for the Cure: $35
COMMUNITY ARTS AWARDS
Benefits: The Arts Council of New Orleans
Event Info.: Since 1977, this annual event has recognized individuals and organizations in the community that have made outstanding contributions to the art culture of New Orleans. The event will be held at the Contemporary Arts Center and will feature video vignettes of each honoree made by local filmmakers. This elegant event will benefit the Art Council of New Orleans, an organization that works in partnership with the city to ensure its vibrant artistic future.
Location: Contemporary Arts Center
Tickets: Starts at $30
CELEBRATION OF LIFE LUNCHEON
Benefits: Cancer Crusaders
Event Info.: At this luncheon, Cancer Crusaders honors 12-15 cancer survivors who are active in the community. Cancer Crusaders is an all-volunteer local organization that raises funds for cancer research at the LSU Health Sciences Center and the Tulane Cancer Center.
Location: Marriott New Orleans Hotel
Tickets: Starts at $65
THE RIVER BETWEEN US OPENING RECEPTION
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info.: This exhibit presented at Longue Vue mansion will showcase works that reflect how the lives of people in St. Louis and New Orleans have always been intertwined with the Mississippi River’s role in U.S. history.
Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
BELLES AND BEAUS BALL
Benefits: American Cancer Society
Event Info.: The American Cancer Society’s annual “Hope Gala” will honor 10 men and women from the community who have contributed to the fight against cancer, whether they be survivors, caretakers, healthcare professionals or avid supporters. Join the Society for a “Dressed to Cure” night of food, dancing, an auction fundraiser and more.
Location: Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Tickets: Individual: $75
COLIN GOODIER ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Benefits: Colin Goodier Annual Gold Tournament LSU Scholarship
Event Info.: This sixth annual golf tournament raises funds for the scholarship LSU established in honor of Colin Goodier, which is given to a rising fourth year medical student who demonstrates Goodier’s values of scholarship, passion and compassion.
Location: Audubon Golf Course
Tickets: Individual: 150; Foursome: $600; Sponsor: $250 to $750
Contact: 895-7076, email@example.com
FORE! RECOVERY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: Play in a scramble format tournament to raise funds for treatment of alcohol and drug dependent individuals. The tournament features food, drinks and a raffle and awards party for a multitude of prizes.
Location: English Turn Golf & Country Club, 1 Clubhouse Drive
Tickets: Individual: $175; Foursome: $700
Contact: 821-7135, firstname.lastname@example.org
GIRL SCOUTS WOMEN OF DISTINCTION DINNER
Benefits: Girl Scouts Louisiana East
Event info: Nine Eastern Louisiana women will be honored for their achievements as business, community and civic leaders in the community who are dedicated to supporting leadership opportunities for girls.
Location: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St.
Tickets: Awards dinner only: $75; Awards dinner and champagne reception: $85
GOLDEN TASSEL GALA
Benefits: Jefferson Dollars for Scholars
Event Info.: This event features a silent auction, live entertainment and cuisine and will raise money for scholarships and educational programs for Jefferson Parish public school students.
Location: 3330 N. Causeway Blvd.
Tickets: Individual: $75; Patron: $125
LOVE IN THE GARDEN
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info.: This year’s honorees, Sydney and Walda Besthoff, host the 10th anniversary of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The event features an open bar, local food from many of New Orleans’s best restaurants and caterers, and live music provided by some of the city’s greatest musicians, including the Brass-A-Holics.
Location: Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
Tickets: Members: $75; Non-Members: $100
VINO ON THE BAYOU
Benefits: Louisiana Landmarks Society
Event Info.: Start off your weekend with a Friday wine tasting, appetizers and entertainment to benefit the historic Pitot House on Bayou St. John. All proceeds benefit the Louisiana Landmarks Society which promotes historic preservation through education, advocacy and the operation of the Pitot House.
Location: Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St.
Tickets: Members: $5; Non-Members: $10
ART ON OAK (FOR SYMPHONY BOOK FAIR)
Benefits: Symphony Volunteers, Inc.
Event Info.: Come celebrate the arts with fantastic sales of affordable paintings, prints, posters, frames and beyond. Proceeds will benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Location: 8605 Oak St.
BLACK AND GOLD GALA
Benefits: Payton’s Play it Forward Foundation
Event Info.: Join Honorary Chair John Besh to celebrate the re-instatement of Coach Sean Payton’s “Black and Gold Gala.” The event will include NFL analyst for ESPN, Jon Gruden, as Master of Ceremonies and a special appearance by Kenny Chesney. Proceeds this year will benefit Feed the Children, The John Besh Foundation and the Saint Courage House.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Tickets: Starts at $300
FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK/ RUN
Benefits: Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Event Info.: A 1-mile walk to raise money for St. Vincent de Paul and their local ministry to the poor. There will be food, drinks and music.
Location: Lake Front in Mandeville, Corner of Jackson and Lakeshore Drive across from the Yacht Club
Tickets: Free, but donations of any amount are welcome
NEW ORLEANS ON TAP BEER FESTIVAL & FUNDRAISER
Benefits: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info.: “New Orleans on Tap,” the annual beer tasting and fundraiser, offers live music, beer, fun and much more. The LA/SPCA and main sponsor Bulldog team up again this year and invite you to enjoy live music, more than 200 national and local beers and raise money for the animals in their care.
Location: City Park Festival Grounds
Tickets: Free, but donations suggested; Beer samples start at $1
VCPORA’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Benefits: Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents & Associates, Inc.
Event Info.: The oldest historic preservation advocacy group in the state celebrates its 75th “Diamond Anniversary Gala,” “Vive le Vieux Carré.” The fundraiser, which will go towards preserving the French Quarter, will take place at the site of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, The Cabildo.
Location: The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St.