Registry of Charitable Events
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KENNER FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCE
Benefits: Raintree Children and Family Services
Event Info.: “KFWE” will be an evening poolside event promoting local businesses and economic growth in Kenner. The experience will offer more than 100 wines, cuisine by 20 restaurants and a live band.
Location: Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner
EXHIBITION GALA FOR “THE ARCHBISHOP WORE COMBAT BOOTS”
Benefits: Catholic Cultural Heritage Center
Event Info.: This exhibition preview and gala will introduce the latest exhibit at the Old Ursuline Convent. Guests will get a sneak peak of “The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots: The Life and Ministry of Archbishop Philip Hannan,” while enjoying live music and food.
Location: Old Ursuline Convent Chapel , 1100 Chartres St.
Tickets: Individual: start at $150; Sponsorships start at $250
THE GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL GALA
Benefits: The Good Shepherd School
Event Info.: This year’s fall gala will feature an open bar, music, cuisine from top New Orleans restaurants, live and silent auctions, a raffle and more! All proceeds go toward The Good Shepherd’s efforts to provide an exceptional education and nurturing environment to underprivileged youth, which is only made possible through the generous donations from the community. This year’s gala will give special recognition to the school’s college bound seniors who have been accepted with scholarships to schools such as Vanderbilt, UVA, Cornell and the University of Chicago.
Location: The Civic Theater, 501 O’Keefe St.
Tickets: Ages 30 and under: $75; Ages over 30: $150
Benefits: Tulane University
Event Info.: Proceeds from the annual Hullabaloo auction support Tulane Empowers, which provides scholarship support to the University’s student-athletes. Raffle prizes include Saints tickets and a Rolex timepiece.
Location: Lavin-Bernick University Center, Tulane University’s Uptown campus
Tickets: At door: $100; Individual: $75; TU students and children: Free (online through Charitybuzz)
WOMAN’S NEW LIFE CENTER’S FAIS DO DO
Benefits: Woman’s New Life Center
Event Info.: Come join this annual Cajun dance party celebration that will include the lively sounds of The Bucktown Allstars and food from the area’s best restaurants.
Location: Generations Hall
Tickets: Individual: $75; Couple: $125
FIGHT FOR AIR WALK
Benefits: American Lung Association
Event Info.: Take a walk in the park with Louisiana’s American Lung Association for their largest fundraiser of the year. The event includes refreshments, family entertainment, silent auction and door prizes.
Location: Audubon Park, Shelter 10
Tickets: Registration fee: $25
UNCF 26th ANNUAL WALK FOR EDUCATION
Benefits: United Negro College Fund
Event Info.: Join the UNCF’s annual walk to empower Louisiana youth to achieve academic success in higher education. Participants may form teams or walk solo, and everyone will enjoy live music, food and guest appearances.
Location: 6500 Magazine St.
Tickets: Adults: $30; Kids 12 and under: $15
GOOD KIDS + GOOD HEALTH = GOOD STUDENTS GALA
Benefits: Childhood & Family Learning Foundation
Event Info.: This cocktail reception will honor women who have achieved respect in the news media and raise critical funding for the Coordinated Care for the Whole Child Program of the Childhood & Family Learning Foundation.
Location: 5331 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: Individual: $125; Couple: $250; Host: $1,000; Sponsor: $5,000
Benefits: Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Event Info.: Benefitting CADA, which works with area schools and community-based organizations to pioneer drug prevention education, this event is a family festival with music, entertainment and carnival rides. Following the event CADA will host an invite-only Patron Party honoring its long-time supporters.
Location: City Park Carousel Gardens & Amusement Park
Tickets: Advance purchase: $8; At door: $10; With Student ID: $8
Benefits: Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event Info.: In its fourth year, the “Monster Dash” attracts more than 600 costumed runners to their 5K walk/run. Following the fun run, a post-race party with food, Abita beer, live entertainment and a costume contest will be held at the Rivershack Tavern.
Location: Rivershack Tavern, 3449 River Road, Jefferson
Tickets: Advance: $25, Week of: $30
LOUISIANA INTERNATIONAL TRADE GALA
Benefits: The World Trade Center of New Orleans
Event Info.: This black-tie event will celebrate Louisiana’s international business community. The event will include live music and dancing, a performance by the National World War II Museum Victory Belles and a special menu prepared by John Besh. The inaugural Eugene J. Schreiber Award will also be presented to Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Location: National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St.
Tickets: WTCNO member: $150; Future WTCNO member: $200; Young member network: $125; Table of 10: $1500; Sponsorships available
18TH ANNUAL PASTA & PUCCINI
Benefits: Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Event Info.: This annual fundraiser includes cocktails, dinner and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the award-winning performances and outreach programs of JPAS, including children’s programming, opera, chorale, symphony, theater and more.
Location: Marriott New Orleans
Tickets: Starts at $160
Event Info.: This fun and creative fundraising gala event will feature a showcase and a live auction of impressive brassieres and breast-related works of art by a variety of artists. Live entertainment and fabulous raffle prizes will also be included. Proceeds will benefit Hadassah’s groundbreaking cancer research.
Location: Crescent City Auction Gallery, 1330 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: “Training Bra” to “DD Cup”: $55-$1000
10TH ANNUAL BLESSED FRANCIS SEELOS GALA DINNER
Benefits: The National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos
Event Info.: The gala dinner supports “that which is necessary for the canonization of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos” and the maintenance of the national shrine that houses his remains and “embodies his spirit in ministry and outreach.”
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
FEAST WITH THE STARS
Benefits: Parkway Partners
Event Info.: This annual fall tradition will include a jazz brunch with food provided by 20 of the city’s most iconic restaurants set in the historic Gallier Hall. Parkway Partners is a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to the cultivation and maintenance of the city’s landscape, local flora and schoolyard gardens.
Location: Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: Starts at $75
CELEBRITY WAITERS VII
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: This event features a silent auction and a delicious lunch served by special celebrity guests. Funds raised go towards treatment of alcohol and drug dependent individuals.
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Tickets: Individual: $75; Sponsorships available; Tips encouraged
FALL INTO FASHION PARTY
Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra/Symphony Volunteers
Event Info.: A light supper and wine party will accompany a showcase of new fall clothes that have been consigned or donated to the Encore Shop, a boutique featuring jewelry and accessories, is a highlight of the evening. Owned and operated by Symphony Volunteers, Inc., the Encore Shop on Maple Street is an upscale women’s consignment store benefiting the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Location: 1512 Seventh St.
KEY TO THE CURE CHARITY SHOPPING WEEKEND & KICKOFF GALA
Benefits: Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium/Key to the Cure
Event Info.: “Key to the Cure 2013” is a charity shopping weekend during which 2 percent of sales at Saks Fifth Avenue from Oct. 16-20 will be donated to the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. The festivities will begin with the Kickoff Gala, featuring food, specialty cocktails and New Orleans-style entertainment on every level of the store.
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue, 301 Canal St.
6TH ANNUAL LAMBETH ON BROADWAY
Benefits: Lambeth House Foundation
Event Info.: Featuring cocktails, dinner, music and entertainment, this “A New Star on Broadway”-themed event raises funds for one of the city’s premier retirement communities.
Location: Lambeth House, 150 Broadway St.
Tickets: General: $150; Patron: $250; 40 years and younger: $75
GHOSTS IN THE OAKS
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info.: This family-friendly event promises fun for the whole family. The event includes unlimited rides in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, trick-or-treating in Storyland, face-painting, music and more!
Location: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland
Tickets: Early admit: $20; General: $15; General members: $12
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
Benefits: The Botanical Garden Foundation
Event Info.: This event will include a four course seated dinner prepared by chef Aaron Burgau of Patois on the grounds of the Botanical Garden under the lit live oaks. Proceeds will benefit The New Orleans Botanical Garden.
Location: Botanical Garden at City Park
UP ON THE ROOF
Benefits: The Foundation at East Jefferson Hospital
Event Info.: Come sample dozens of unique beers while enjoying food from our area’s best restaurants and entertainment by The Boogie Men! Proceeds will benefit the philanthropic arm of the East Jefferson General Hospital, which is committed to funding health care services for all in need.
Location: East Jefferson General Hospital
Tickets: General admissio n in advance: $45; Patron Party: $100
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER 5K
Benefits: American Cancer Society
Event Info.: This event is a family-friendly 5K walk held to raise awareness of and raise funds for fighting breast cancer.
Location: Lakefront, behind UNO
Tickets: Donations suggested
3 rd ANNUAL COSTUME CRUISE FUNDRAISER
Benefits: Alternatives Living, Inc.
Event Info.: Revelers decked out in full costume regalia will cruise the Mississippi for a night of live music, dancing and food. The event will also feature an open bar, raffle, silent auction and a costume contest. All proceeds will go toward providing support services to chronically homeless and at-risk individuals and families living with a variety of disabilities.
Location: Creole Queen Riverboat, 1 Poydras St.
SECRET GARDENS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ
Benefits: Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré
Event In fo.: The sel f-guided walking tour of the French Quarter’s most magnificent courtyards will offer the allure of private and historic gardens otherwise closed to the public, providing insight into private Louisiana hideaways in early Spanish and French architectural styles.
Location: Tours start at any of the courtyards listed on the event maps provided with ticket purchase
Tickets: $20; Under 12: free; tickets available at Creole Delicacies (533 St. Ann St. at Jackson Square) and French Quarter Gem & Lapidary (527 St. Philip St.)
VOLUNTEER ACTIVISTS AWARDS LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW
Benefits: St. Elizabeth’s Guild
Event Info.: This annual luncheon and fashion show featuring clothing from Dillard’s includes celebrity models, a silent auction and raffles. Proceeds benefit three Catholic Charities programs: St. John the Baptist Head Start Program, Independent Living Skills Program benefiting youth who have outgrown foster care, and Padua Pediatrics, a facility for mentally and physically disabled children.
Location: Downtown Marriott Hotel
Tickets: Luncheon and fashion show: $65; Patron party, luncheon and fashion show: $100
Contact: Joan Ingram, 455-6793 or Rosalie Edwards, 466-8875
TEN OUTSTANDING PERSONS GALA
Benefits: Family Services of Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: This will be the 40th anniversary of Family Services of GNO honoring their “Ten Outstanding Persons.” This year’s Honorary Chairs are Mr. C. Allen and Jane Favrot.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park
Tickets: Individual: $150; Couple: $250; Patron: $500; Benefactor: $1,000; Sponsorships available from $2,000 to $5,000
POWER OF 10
B enefits: The Posse Foundation
Event Info.: The Posse Foundation’s signature fundraising event celebrates 10 Posse students and celebrates diversity in higher education. The luncheon will include special remarks by Tulane University President Scott Cowen.
Location: Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St.
Tickets: Individual: $75; Sponsorships available
CATHOLIC CHARITIES PRO-LIFE AND ADOPTION SERVICES RECEPTION
Benefits: Catholic Charities Access & Adoption Program
Event Info.: This event will celebrate the upcoming month of November as National Adoption Month. The event will also serve to raise awareness about the resources available through Catholic Charities, such as free pre- and post-natal care to mothers and national and international adoption services.
Location: Home of Joseph Canizaro
CHILDREN’S HERO AWARDS
Benefits: Children’s Bureau of New Orleans
Event Info.: This inaugural event benefitting the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans will celebrate individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to furthering the cause of pediatric mental health care accessibility in New Orleans. Liberty Bank has generously signed on as the title sponsor for this event.
Location: Home of Calvin and Frances Fayard
VINO ON THE BAYOU
Benefits: Louisiana Landmarks Society
Event Info.: The event kicks off the 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
GHOSTLY GALAVANT FUNDRAISER
Benefits: Friends of the Cabildo
Event Info.: This three-day event kicks off with a Halloween costume gala on Friday night at the historic Cabildo on Jackson Square. On Saturday and Sunday, Friends of the Cabildo tour guides will take guests on a haunting and hilarious tour of the French Quarter.
Location: The Cabildo; 701 Chartres St.
Tickets: In advance for gala: $40; At the door: $45
GET ON BOARD NON-PROFIT BOARD TRAINING
Benefits: Junior League Community Projects
Event Info.: In this first of two training sessions the Junior League of New Orleans will hold this fall, participants will focus on developing leadership skills and learn how to effectively govern an area nonprofit organization. This course will prepare individuals for nonprofit board leadership.
Location: 4319 Carondelet St.
RACE FOR THE CURE
Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans Affiliate
Event Inf o.: This race is the largest series of 5K runs/ fitness walks in the world. Each year, this event raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Locatio n : City P ark
Ticket s: $25
Contac t: 455-7 310
O WHAT A NIGHT GALA
Benefit s: Ogden Museum of Art
Event I nfo .: En jo y an unforgettable night of art, music and cuisine with signature Southern flair. The gala will feature live and silent auction art from noted Southern artists, and will provide cuisine from award-winning chefs. Blue Dog painter George Rodrigue will be presented with the Opus Award, which honors a member of the arts community who has made a major cultural contribution to the South. A Patron Party will be held at the home of Dathel Georges on the evening of Oct. 25.
Location : Ogden M useum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Tickets: Supporter level: $500; Patron level: $1,000; Half table (seats 4): $5,000; Full table (seats 8): $10,000
7TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Benefits: New Orleans Medical Mission Services
Event Info.: This annual golf tournament raises funds for upcoming medical missions. Dinner and door prizes will follow the tournament.
Location: Lakewood Golf Club
Tickets: Individual: $125; Foursome: $500