Author: Elizabeth Heideman

Empowering for Change

Youth Empowerment Project celebrates 10 years of helping the next generation of New Orleanians.

Wild Fun

The 37th annual “Whitney Zoo-To-Do.”

Trio of Angels

Project Lazarus honors “Guardian Angels” at annual gala.

Take Charge Of Your Health, Beauty & Wellness In 2014

This New Year, resolve to stay in tip-top shape with the help of St. Charles Avenue. Our healthy, beauty and wellness guide contains expert advice on keeping healthy as well as a few recommendations for outstanding local businesses to help…

Longue Vue House and Gardens’ Gala Brings Venice to the Big Easy

A “Venetian Carnevale” temporarily replaced our traditional New Orleans Carnival with Longue Vue House and Gardens’ fundraising gala “Sentimental Journeys,” which was held at Mr. and Mrs. Andre Robert’s Uptown home this past April. The 2013 gala’s theme brought a…

Bridge House/Grace House Honor “Women of Substance”

Bridge House/Grace House hosted its 18th annual “Women of Substance Luncheon” and silent auction at the Audubon Tea Room in May to honor three outstanding women who are renowned leaders in the community as well as recognize other exceptional supporters…

“Whitney Zoo-to-Do” Raises Record-Breaking Funds

This past May, there was a big to-do at the Audubon Zoo, which brought a night of “wild” entertainment to one of New Orleans’ most beloved institutions. Begun in the 1970s in the midst of a state-of-the-art transformation that would…

Legacy Donor Foundation’s 14th Annual “Soul Revival”

THE LEGACY DONOR Foundation held its 14th annual “Soul Revival” at the home of Lauren and George Brower this past April. The event benefitted Legacy’s longtime mission of inspiring Louisiana residents to register as organ donors to help those in…

The 2013 “Big Beat Gala” Honors “The Masters of the Reed”

This April the New Orleans Jazz Institute hosted its 2013 “Big Beat Gala,” a fundraiser and awards ceremony that honors local jazz leaders and their outstanding contributions to New Orleans’ musical heritage. The institute is a partnership between the University…

Junior League of New Orleans Fetes its Kitchen Tour

The Junior League of New Orleans held its eighth annual Kitchen Tour in April, showcasing outstanding kitchens and homes throughout the Uptown and Garden District neighborhoods while raising funds to support the 89-year-old volunteer organization. Event co-chairs Tesa Bossetta, Caroline…

Kingsley House Celebrates 117 Years of Service to Local Families

Kingsley House held its fourth annual “Friendraising Luncheon” this April at the historic Kingsley gymnasium, which marked 117 years of service to Southeast Louisiana, where supporters and friends made this year’s theme “Cheers for Kingsley House” ring true with cheers…

The Innocence Project Commemorates Its 12th Anniversary

Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) held its “12th Anniversary Gala” at the famed Generations Hall in May, celebrating its work over the years to free factually innocent life-sentenced prisoners in Louisiana and south Mississippi. IPNO is the second-largest innocence project…