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Registry of Charitable Events

September – December 2016

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September

9
“The Centennial Curtain Call Ball”
Benefits: Le Petit Théâtre
Event Info: An evening of theater, music, food and fun will kick off Le Petit Théâtre’s centennial season.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Tableau
Contact: 522-2081

9
“‘There’s No Place Like Hope’ Fall Gala”

Benefits: Boys Hope, Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: Celebrate the success of the scholars and alumni of Boys Hope Girls Hope during their annual gala. Guests will be provided with a diverse mix of food and specialty drinks from local restaurants, music from Lost in the Sixties and an auction, raffle and wine pull.
Tickets: $125/person
Location: City Park Pavilion of Two Sisters
Contact: 484-7744

9
Third annual “Pharmacy Museum Golf Tournament”

Benefits: Pharmacy Museum
Event Info: The Pharmacy Museum will host their third annual golf tournament to raise money for the museum’s building renovation project. The day will include food and drink, both on and off the course, and the opportunity to golf for a cause.
Tickets: $125/individual golfer; $400/foursome; $600/hole sponsor; $1,500/event sponsor.
Location: Audubon Golf Club
Contact: 565-8027

15
“There’s No Place Like Home”

Benefits: New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter
Event Info: This annual fundraiser is a party with a purpose with all proceeds going to support the NOWCS’ mission, to enable women and children to transition out of homelessness. The evening will feature food, an open bar, dinner and dancing with music by the Soul Rebels Brass Band and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes.
Tickets: $125/person
Location: People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market
Contact: 522-9340

16
“Martini Madness”

Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info: Tastings of over 25 specialty martinis from Republic National Distributing Company and food from over 20 of New Orleans’ best restaurants define this annual City Park event. Tickets cover all food and drinks and proceeds will go towards the renovation of City Park Police Building.
Tickets: $45/member; $55/non-member
Location: The Arbor Room and Popp Fountain at City Park
Contact: 483-9369

16
“Power of Women Luncheon”

Benefits: American Red Cross
Event Info: The Power of Women Luncheon will honor a group of extraordinary female volunteers and community leaders who have made significant contributions to the continual recovery efforts of New Orleans and Louisiana.
Tickets: $150/person
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Contact: 620-3105

16
“September Seduction”

Benefits: The Women’s Guild of New Orleans Opera Association
Event Info: This year’s sultry theme is inspired by Don Juan. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dancing and music from the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra. Dinner will follow, along with more dancing to music from the Yat Pack band. A silent auction and surprise performances will keep attendees on their toes throughout the evening.
Location: The Terminal at New Orleans Lakefront Airport
Tickets: $150-$250/person
Contact: 267-9527

16
“Justice for All Ball”

Benefits: The Pro Bono Project
Event Info: Raffles, auctions, food and drink from more than 25 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants and bars will make up this year’s annual fundraiser to provide legal services to those in need in New Orleans and surrounding parishes. Entertainment will be music by Flow Tribe, and several special cocktails will be created to celebrate the evening.
Tickets: $150/person in advance; $175/person at the door
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Contact: 581-3480

16
30th annual “Fall Affair”

Benefits: Garden District Association
Event Info: This year’s “Fall Affair” will include cocktails and dinner at the Garden District’s famous Commander’s Palace. Money raised from the event will go towards the continuing efforts to preserve and improve the Garden District as a vital, historic residential neighborhood.
Tickets: $250/person
Location: Commander’s Palace
Contact: gardendistrictno@bellsouth.net

16
“Light up the Night”

Benefits: Lighthouse Louisiana
Event Info: An evening of food, cocktails and dancing at a beautiful New Orleans home will benefit people of Southeast Louisiana who are blind, deaf or have other disabilities. Lighthouse Louisiana works with them to provide job training, competitive employment, access to communication and the skills for independence.
Tickets: $100/person
Location: 1 Garden Lane
Contact: 899-450, extension 230

17
30th annual “Role Models Awards Gala”

Benefits: Young Leadership Council
Event Info: This annual gala works to inspire through celebrating the achievements of this year’s class of leaders.
Tickets: $200/person; $2,500+/table
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 585-1198

17
“Blue Rose Ball”

Benefits: St. Michael Special School
Event Info: An elegant evening featuring a four-course seated dinner, live music and both silent and live auctions will raise funds for St. Michael Special School. St. Michael provides a Catholic environment for students with special education needs to grow.
Tickets: $150/person
Location: Hilton Riverside
Contact: 524-7285

17
“National African American Male Wellness Walk & Run 5K”

Benefits: The National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative
Event Info: Inaugural event featuring free health screenings, a 5K walk/run and a kids walk/run because "healthy men make healthy families."
Tickets: Free
Location: Joe W. Brown Memorial Park
Contact: AAWalk.org

23
“LOVE in the Garden” presented by Whitney Bank

Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: A fun, festive and casual evening will serve to celebrate both the visual and culinary arts in New Orleans. The event will include food from over 60 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, local entertainment and craft cocktails mixed by the city’s top bartenders, who will be competing in the second annual LOVE Cocktail Challenge. Local food trucks will be on site to offer partygoers late-night eats. This year’s honorees are New Orleans artists Elenora Rukiya Brown, Skylat Fein, Gene Koss, Ashley Longshore, Alexa Pulitzer and Josephine Sacabo.
Tickets: $50-$150/person
Location: New Orleans Museum of Modern Art
Contact: 658-4121

23
“Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon”

Benefits: St. Elizabeth’s Guild
Event Info: This event will honor 10 outstanding community activists, and will feature a fashion show by Dillard’s, entertainment, a silent auction, a parade of prizes and more. The proceeds of this event will support the work of three Catholic charities: Independent Living Skills Program, Padua House and St. John’s Community Center.
Tickets: $75/person
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Contact: 301-4321

23
“Belles & Beaus Ball: A Salute to Survivors”

Benefits: American Cancer Society
Event Info: Join ACS for an evening as they "Finish the Fight Against Cancer" with food provided by over 40 local establishments, an open bar, live music by Karma and live and silent auctions.
Tickets: $150/person General Admission: $250/person Seated
Location: Mardi Gras World Ballroom
Contact: 219-2282

24
“NOLA on Tap”

Benefits: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info: Taste more than 400 local, national and homebrewed beers and enjoy food, non-beer drinks, art and merchandise vendors and games, all while helping to save animals’ lives at the annual “NOLA on Tap.” This event will be the first in the state to use cash-less payment wristbands to enhance the fest experience. Live music by Flow Tribe, Stoop Kids and Daria & the Hip Drops. Admission Fees and Fest Packages can be purchased online in advance or the day of the event. Dogs are welcome.
Tickets: $5/person; $25/VIP
Location: New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds
Contact: 762-3307

24
“Notre Dame Seminary Gala”

Benefits: Notre Dame Seminary
Event Info: This year’s gala will honor Mr. and Mrs. Greg Raymond, and will include a silent and live auction, raffles and food and desserts from local restaurants.
Tickets: $100/person
Location: Notre Dame Seminary
Contact: 236-0776; NDSGala.org

26
“Hannah G. Solomon Award Luncheon”

Benefits: National Council of Jewish Women
Event Info: Ana and Juan Gershanik have been chosen to be the recipients of the 2016 Hannah G. Solomon Award and will be honored at the annual luncheon to benefit the National Council of Jewish Women, a grassroots organization of volunteers who turn progressive ideals into action.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Westin Canal Place
Contact: 861-7788

30
Third annual "'Mini Box' Auction Gala”

Benefits: Community Visions Unlimited
Event Info: Food, fun, libations and Jazz music by Heifijo to support the beautification of our city.
Tickets: $35/person
Location: Parisian Courtyard Inn
Contact: CVUNola.org

October

3
“Galatoire’s Goes Pink”

Benefits: Breastoration
Event Info: Galatoire’s will be a sea of pink at this cocktail and dinner event to raise funds for Breastoration, which works with women requiring breast reconstruction following mastectomies from breast cancer. The evening will include an auction and food and drink provided by Galatoire’s.
Tickets: $1,000/person
Location: Galatoire’s
Contact: 293-2618

3
“HeartGift Heroes Golf Tournament”

Benefits: HeartGift
Event Info: This 18-hole golf tournament, presented by Bryan Subaru will celebrate the 36th life saved in Louisiana through HeartGift. The afternoon will end with a cocktail party for players and guests.
Tickets: $150/player; $600/team
Location: English Turn
Contact: 676-4323

7
Third annual “Children’s Hero Awards”

Benefits: Children’s Bureau of New Orleans
Event Info: This year’s annual fundraising event will be presented by Liberty Bank at the home of Jeff and Laurie Young. Four individuals who have shown an exemplary commitment to improving the quality of life of children in the New Orleans area will be honored.
Tickets: $125/person
Location: Home of Jeff and Laurie Young
Contact: 525-2366

7
“City Stars Soiree”

Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: Six young entrepreneurs will be honored at this year’s Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans annual gala. The event will feature music, a silent auction and food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants.
Tickets: $50/person
Location: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
Contact: 569-8657

8
29th annual “Walk for Education”

Benefits: UNCF
Event Info: Proceeds from 29th annual “Walk for Education” will provide scholarships to students in need in Louisiana as well as Xavier and Dillard universities, UNCF’s member institutions. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 8:30.
Tickets: $40/adults; $20/children under 12
Location: Audubon Park and Zoo Riverview Area
Contact: 581-3794

8
“Drinks for DHP”

Benefits: Disposable Heroes Project
Event Info: Toast the troops at Tracy’s when all profits from the bar will be donated to the Disposable Heroes Project, which recognizes, honors and supports wounded, former, fallen and active troops.
Tickets: Free
Location: Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar
Contact: 400-5683

9
“Feast with Leah”

Benefits: Parkway Partners
Event Info: Usually entitled “Feast with the Stars,” this year’s gala, “Feast with Leah,” will be a seated Jazz brunch at Dooky Chase. Dr. Bob Thomas will be honored with the Green Spirit Award.
Tickets: Sponsorships range $250-$15,000
Location: Dooky Chase
Contact: 620-2224

11
“Stake Out for Justice”

Benefits: New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation
Event Info: New Orleans Police Department officers will be honored at this annual luncheon. Badge of Honor Awards will be presented to outstanding officers who are dedicated to protecting and serving the community. The keynote speaker will be Chuck Wexler, the Executive Director of the Police Executive Research Forum in D.C.
Tickets: $150/person
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Contact: 558-9944

13
“Operetta on Broadway”

Benefits: Lambeth House
Event Info: Guests will be served a three-course meal made by chef John Joffe of Lambeth House, while being serenaded by local opera singer Casey Candebat. The evening will also include a raffle, and proceeds from the event will go to the Lambeth house, which works to assure the highest level of physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social wellbeing for older adults.
Tickets: $150/person
Location: Lambeth House
Contact: 865-1960

14
“Magic in the Moonlight”

Benefits: Botanical Garden Foundation
Event Info: This magical evening will include an al fresco dinner made by chef Alex Harrel of Angeline, served under the lit oaks of the New Orleans botanical gardens. This year’s event will showcase the new entrance to the Botanical Garden and Storyland, and will include an auction and entertainment by the New Orleans Moonshiners.
Tickets: $300/person
Location: Botanical Gardens Grounds at City Park
Contact: 483-9386

14-15
“West Jeff Family Fest”

Benefits: West Jefferson Hospital Foundation
Event Info: This free festival serves to benefit the cancer center at the West Jefferson Medical Center, and will include amusement rides, music, food and drink and the third annual “I Pink I Can” walk. The two-mile walk/run on the 15th will start at 8 a.m. and costumes are encouraged.
Tickets: Free
Location: 920 Avenue B, Marrero
Contact: 349-2525

14-15
Sixth annual “CADA Carnivale”

Benefits: Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Event Info: Join CADA at a private Garden District home for its annual Patron Party. The evening will include food, music, entertainment, an open bar and a live auction. Come to the City Park Carousel Garden the next night for unlimited rides, entertainment and free cotton candy.
Tickets: $100-$500/Patron Party; $8-$10/Gala
Location: Patron Party – Private Garden District Home; Gala – City Park Carousel Garden
Contact: 821-2232

15
“Strike for STEM”

Benefits: Core Element
Event Info: This year’s annual fundraiser will feature a night of bowling, food, cocktails and entertainment by the Disco Amigos and the Wise Guys. The celebration is sponsored by Schlumberger and proceeds will go towards the promotion of quality teaching in science, technology, engineering and math across the greater New Orleans area.
Tickets: $50/person in advance; $60/person at door
Location: Rock ‘n’ Bowl
Contact: 274-3611

15
“O What a Night!”

Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info: The Ogden is set to celebrate the American South at their annual fundraiser, which will honor Fran Villere. The evening will begin with a large silent auction in the Patrick F. Taylor Library with cocktails and appetizers by Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and Balise. Guests will enjoy live musical and artistic surprises before enjoying a seated dinner by Donald Link of the Link Restaurant Group and a live auction to feature major works by important Southern artists.
Tickets: $500+/person
Location: The Ogden Museum
Contact: 539-9600

16
“Fête du Jardin”

Benefits: Louisiana Landmarks Society
Event Info: Enjoy the unique character of New Orleans with local cuisine, wine and music at one of the city’s iconic treasures, the Pitot House. This year’s event will be honoring Consul Général de France Grégor Trumel and Madame Ingrid Trumel.
Tickets: $75/person; $35/person 35 years or younger
Location: The Pitot House
Contact: 482-0312

15
“Voyage dans la Lune Gala”

Benefits: Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents and Associates
Event Info: On the night of the harvest moon, join the oldest preservation advocacy nonprofit in Louisiana. The theme of the evening is “A Journey to the Moon,” a nod to George Méliès’ classic silent film. The event will include a live and silent auction, live music and food made by local chefs. An original painting donated by the Michalopoulos Gallery, entitled “Catchin’ the Corners,” will be the highlight of the live auction, and the artist will be the night’s honored guest.
Ticket: $250/patron; $150/person; $100/junior
Location: Beauregard-Keyes House
Contact: 581-7200

20
“Rock the Runway You Night 2016 – St. Tammany”

Benefits: You Night Empowerment Events
Event Info: "You Night" helps women embrace life beyond cancer, and is designed to address the emotional and mental effects experienced after a cancer diagnosis.
Ticket: $125/person
Location: Castine Center, Mandeville
Contact: (877) 591-5936

21
“Golf Ball Gala”
Benefits: Fore!Kids Foundation

Event Info: Fore!Kids Foundation is dedicated to raising money to fund children’s service organizations through golf events, including the “Golf Ball Gala,” which will include food, drink, a live band and live and silent auctions.
Tickets: $100/person
Location: Club XLIV off Champion Square
Contact: 342-3000

22
“Susan G. Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure”

Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans Affiliate
Event Info: The world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer returns to New Orleans. The event donates 75 percent of the net funds raised to local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment, and the remaining 25 percent will support the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program.
Tickets: $40/adults; $30/teens; $25/kids
Location: City Park
Contact: 455-7310

25
“Fall Into Fashion”

Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Volunteers
Event Info: Help the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra recognize Mrs. Louis Claverie, who started the Encore Shop 60 years ago to benefit the LPO. The celebration will begin with a shopping event to highlight the Encore Shop’s new fall consignments and will include champagne and priority shopping at the designer boutique. A Patron Party will follow with live music, a light supper and wine.
Tickets: $125/ Patron Party & shopping; $75/Gala
Location: Encore Shop & 1134 First St.
Contact: 861-9028

26
“Cocktails for KID smART”

Benefits: KID smART
Event Info: Named one of the top 11 parties of the year by NOLA.com, “Cocktails for KID smART” is a celebration of arts integration in schools. This year’s event will feature New Orleans artist Nicole Charbonnet, whose work is inspired by lingering effects of history on her native city. The evening will begin with a Patron Party, followed by the cocktail party.
Tickets: $375-$5,000/person
Location: 1619 Arabella St.
Contact: 940-1994

26
“Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure Gala”

Benefits: Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium
Event Info: The “Key to the Cure Gala” is the kickoff event for Saks Fifth Avenue’s four-day charity shopping weekend. The Gala will take place at Saks and will feature many of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers, local New Orleans music, as well as a designer fashion show. From October 26-30, Saks Fifth Avenue will donate 2 percent of all sales to the cancer research programs of Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.
Tickets: $75/person
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue
Contact: 293-2618

26
“St. Mary’s Dominican High School Tennis Tournament”

Benefits: St. Mary Anne McSweeney faculty endowment fund
Event Info: Help raise money for Dominican High School’s endowment fund with a day of tennis, food and fun. Costumes are encouraged.
Tickets: $80/team; $40/person
Location: City Park Tennis Club
Contact: 915-6032

27
“A Night of Blue”

Benefits: Crimestoppers GNO
Event Info: Enjoy food from area restaurants, blues music from local artists, including Rockin’ Doopsie and Robin Barnes and auction items to raise money for youth crime prevention programs
Tickets: $85/person or $150/couple in advance; $100/person at the door
Location: Generations Hall
Contact: 837-8477

28
“Celebration of Life Luncheon”
Benefits: Cancer Crusaders, Inc.

Event Info: Honor cancer survivors who have given back to the community at this luncheon, presented by the Cancer Crusaders. All money raised will be donated to Tulane and LSU for cancer research.
Tickets: $75/person
Location: New Orleans Marriott
Contact: 455-7065

28
22nd annual “Poydras Home Art Show”

Benefits: Poydras Home
Event Info: This year’s annual art show will feature traditional and contemporary paintings, photography, sculptures, metalwork, pottery, jewelry and selected crafts by regional artists.
Tickets: Free and open to the public
Location: Poydras Home
Contact: 897-0535

29
“Deo Gratias”
Benefits: Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College

Event Info: This year’s annual gala will feature a buffet dinner, music by the Ed Barrett Jazz Ensemble and the opportunity to meet many of the monks, seminarians, faculty and staff who devote themselves to the mission of Ora et Labora – pray and work. This year's featured artwork is "Weathering the Storms of Life" by Jim Seitz.
Tickets: $95/person; $125/person after October 25
Location: Saint Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict
Contact: (985) 867-2284, SJASC.edu/2016-deo-gratias-registration.php
 

November

2
“Alexis de Tocqueville Awards and Gala”
Benefits: United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Event Info: The Tocqueville Society of United Way of Southeast Louisiana will host their annual gala to honor some of the community’s most outstanding philanthropists.
Tickets: $250/person
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 827-6894

3
“Historic Houses Society Gala”
Benefits: The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses Museums

Event Info: This year’s annual gala to thank and honor the Society’s Circle Level donors will be held at the Garden District home of Kim and Jamey Roddy. The gala will include music, drinks and food provided by the Link Restaurant Group and all proceeds will go towards preservation efforts for the Hermann-Grima and Gallier museums.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Home of Kim and Jamey Roddy
Contact: 274-0746

4
“Moonlight on the River Gala”
Benefits: Magnolia Community Services

Event Info: Join Magnolia Community Services to empower independence, show compassion and honor their client’s abilities at their annual gala. Enjoy food from local restaurants and caterers; entertainment from the Top Cats and Pussyfooters; a silent and live auction; and more. Proceeds from the event will help fund Magnolia Community Services’ work with people with developmental disabilities.
Tickets: $125/person; $1,500/table sponsor
Location: Whitehall Plantation Grounds
Contact: 731-1362

4
“Boudin, Bourbon & Beer 2016”
Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Event Info: Over 60 chefs from across the nation will create their own original boudin dishes at one of the region’s premier outdoor food and music festivals. The festival kicks off the “Two Nights, One Cause” fundraising weekend, presented by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which creates opportunities to inspire, mentor and enable youth to succeed through culinary, nutrition and arts education.
Tickets: $99/person
Location: Champion Square
Contact: 212-2222

5
“Carnivale du Vin”
Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Event Info: A highly acclaimed group of chefs and vintners come together to form the 2016 Krewe du Vin for the Emeril Lagasse’s 12th annual “Carnivale du Vin” Gala. The evening will include food, wine and entertainment, along with a reception and sit down dinner. “Carnivale du Vin” is the second event in the “Two Nights, One Cause” fundraising weekend for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which has granted more than $7 million to children’s charities that support culinary, nutrition and arts programs.
Tickets: $1,000-$10,000/person
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 897-9843

5
“Walk to End Alzheimer’s”
Benefits: The Alzheimer’s Association

Event Info: The Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event will raise awareness and funds in order to support the resources they provide for those affected by Alzheimer’s. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., the opening ceremony at 9, and the walk at 9:30.
Tickets: Free to supporters of the organization
Location: Audubon Park
Contact: 613-6505, extension 8039

5
“Dancing for the Arts”
Benefits: Young Audiences of Louisiana

Event Info: Celebrity dancers will take to the floor for an evening of rug-cutting competitions to support arts education in New Orleans. The event will raise money for the Young Audiences of Louisiana’s after school and summer programs.
Tickets: $100-$5,000/person
Location: Harrah’s New Orleans
Contact: 523-3525

5
“Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala”
Benefits: Touro Infirmary Foundation

Event Info: Join Touro in celebrating the recipient of the 2016 Judah Touro Society Award, Stephen Kupperman. The celebration will include a Patron Party, dinner and awards, and then cocktail hour with entertainment throughout the evening.
Tickets: $200/person
Location: Mardi Gras World
Contact: 897-8435

5
“The 50th Odyssey” presented by IBERIABANK
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art

Event Info: The “Odyssey” is celebrating its 50th year with another night of delicious cuisine, craft cocktails, live entertainment by Timothee Lovelock and Karma, dancing and art. The evening is inspired by the museum’s fall exhibition, “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.” Guests will view a survey of George Dunbar, a New Orleans artist who helped to bring abstract art to the South.
Tickets: $155-$2,500/person
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art
Contact: 658-4106

10
“Schmancy”
Benefits: Tulane Hillel

Event Info: Hillel presents its third annual event, “Schmancy,” at the Glazer Club. The night will include cocktails, live entertainment, food by HK Nola and more. Proceeds will go towards Hillel, a nonprofit community center that fosters leadership and community engagement.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Yulman Stadium Glazer Club
Contact: 866-7060

10
“STAIR Affair 2016: Treasure Island”
Benefits: Start the Adventure in Reading

Event Info: This year’s annual cocktail party and fundraiser is centered around the literary theme of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The evening will feature food from local restaurants that will embrace the exotic island spirit of the theme, along with drinks and an auction. The money raised will provide free volunteer reading tutors for public elementary school students in danger of failing reading.
Tickets: $60/person
Location: 170 Audubon Blvd.
Contact: 899-0820

11
“Howling Success”
Benefits: Louisiana SPCA

Event Info: The Louisiana SPCA’s annual fundraiser will feature a Patron Party and Gala, a silent auction, live music and specialty performances. The event will include local food, an open bar, a photo booth, music and dancing. Attire is either black-tie, cocktail or costumes. The theme of the evening is "Pop Culture."
Tickets: N/A
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 762-3308

11
“Moonlight & Miracles Gala”
Benefits: Ochsner Cancer Institute

Event Info: Ochsner’s fourth annual event will be held on the grounds of the Superdome and will benefit services and research at their Cancer Institute, the largest nonprofit system in the Gulf South.
Tickets: $400/person
Location: Superdome
Contact: 842-7125

13
 “Gala Night: Celebrating 21 Fabulous Years”
Benefits: Jewish Community Day School

Event Info: A fun-filled night of gaming, food, prizes and an open bar. Guests will enjoy blackjack, craps, poker, roulette tables and a 50/50 raffle, all in progressive drawing.
Tickets: $118/person
Location: Gates of Prayer
Contact: 887-4091

13
“Nocturne XIII”
Benefits: Musical Arts Society of New Orleans

Event Info: This annual gala and fundraiser is a black-tie event that will include a champagne reception, salon recital by world renowned Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan and a fabulous dinner. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans’ ongoing work to provide a wide variety of musical programming and events.
Tickets: $200/person
Location: Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
Contact: 899-4826

15
“New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter Shaya Dinner”
Benefits: New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter

Event Info: From 7-10 p.m., the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter presents a delicious meal at renowned Israeli restaurant, Shaya. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Women & Children’s Shelter.
Tickets: $500/person; $1,000/couple
Location: Shaya Restaurant
Contact: 522-9340

17-19
“Essence of Style Design Symposium”
Benefits: Friends of Longue Vue

Event Info: This three-day floral design symposium will feature various events, including a designer reception at a private home on the 17th; a luncheon and lecture on the 18th at the Audubon Tea Room; and a holiday centerpiece workshop on the 19th. This year’s symposium will feature renowned floral designer René vans Rems, and will provide three opportunities for design enthusiasts to participate.
Tickets: $100-$175/person
Location: N/A
Contact: 488-5488

18
“Just Say YAYA: YAYA Goes Gardening”
Benefits: Young Artists, Young Aspirations

Event Info: YAYA’s annual benefits event will support their ongoing programs, including the YAYA Guild, a tuition free, after school program for high school students, Urban Heroes and an in school arts enrichment program for kids ages 6-12. This year’s event is garden themed and will include an art sale created by the YAYAs, a live auction and live music.
Tickets: $150/person
Location: YAYA Arts Center
Contact: 529-3306

19
“2016 Azúcar Ball”
Benefits: New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Event Info: The “2016 Azúcar Ball” will honor Mr. Arnold Donald of the Carnival Corporation. The black-tie event will include music, dancing, food, entertainment, the awarding of the Gálvez Cup and a silent auction. This year’s theme is “an enchanting evening in the land of fire and water.” Proceeds from the evening will go towards the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit community organization to cultivate and promote Hispanic heritage of New Orleans.
Tickets: $150-$250/person
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 636-0107

29
“#iGiveCatholic”
Benefits: The Catholic Foundation

Event Info: This online giving event is sponsored by the Whitney Bank and will provide the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux parishes the opportunity to connect with their current donors and establish relationships with new ones. All day, the Catholic community can come together on Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Online
Contact: 527-5788

December

1
“Annual Foundation Dinner”
Benefits: The Catholic Foundation

Event Info: This year’s foundation dinner will honor Marilyn Quirk with the St. John Paul II Award, to be presented by Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond.
Tickets: $150/person; $1,500/table of 10
Location: Hilton Riverside
Contact: 596-3045

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“Fete de Noel”
Benefits: The Ladies Leukemia League

Event Info: This festive event will usher in the Christmas season and honor children fighting leukemia. The luncheon will include a fashion show by Dillard’s, door prizes, auction items, a visit from Santa and a parade of prizes. Proceeds from this event will go to the Ladies Leukemia League, which has raised more than $3.4 million towards finding a cure.
Tickets: $75-$100/person; $750-$1,000/table
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Contact: 466-8875

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Fourth annual "Son of a Saint Gala"
Benefits: Son of a Saint

Event Info: Son of a Saint exists to enhance the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of a positive and lasting peer-to-peer relationships.
Tickets: $150/person
Location: Le Méridien New Orleans
Contact: 655-8416

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“A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award Dinner”
Benefits: Anti-Defamation League

Event Info: The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’s annual “A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award” this year will go to Carroll Suggs and Walter Isaacson. Their accomplishments will be celebrated with a festive dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Anti-Defamation League, a 103-year-old civil rights agency that fights against discrimination and bigotry of all kinds.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Contact: 780-5602

 

 

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