Author: Photos by Gil Rubman

Philanthropic Fun: Remarkable Role Models

Bridge House / Grace House presented the 24th annual “Women of Substance Luncheon” honoring local female role models for the many women in the BHGH substance abuse treatment program. The luncheon featured three primary honorees centered around the unifying theme…

Philanthropic Fun: Wining & Dining

The rainy skies cleared up for a wonderful event at this year’s VIP Welcome Party for the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. At the exclusive event prior to the “Royal Street Stroll,” NOWFE presented a $30,000 check to chef…

Philanthropic Fun: Reviving Raw

The former Union Savings and Loan Building came alive for “The Revival Gala: 42nd Annual Julia Jump,” with a host of music and entertainment, local food and beverages, live art painting and more. Held in the Mid-Century Modern former bank…

Philanthropic Fun: Lessons from the Garden

The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation’s “RESPONSE: Artists in the Park” in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters supported the newly constructed October Teaching Garden, a kitchen garden within the Botanical Gardens. Co-Chaired by Pam Bryan, Beverly Matheney, Reagan Charleston…

Philanthropic Fun: Cancer Aweigh!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted a day of nautical fun on Lake Pontchartrain to secure funds in support of finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to continue to improve the quality of life for…

Philanthropic Fun: Festival Flair

More than 450 masked revelers paraded into “Bal Masqué” at the start of a spirited Carnival season. The masquerade party featured live musical entertainment, a lineup of celebrity chefs and mixologists dishing out their best bites and an auction offering…

Philanthropic Fun: An Artist’s Legacy

Daniel Price, and up-and-coming artist and New Orleans native, was killed in San Francisco on December 19, 2003. A graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School and NOCCA, Louisiana’s only public arts conservatory for high school students, Daniel was a talented…

Philanthropic Fun: An Extraordinary Life

  Touro Synagogue’s L’Chayim Award is given every other year to a person or persons who have demonstrated support and a long-standing deep commitment to the Congregation. On December 1, 2018, Touro Synagogue presented the prestigious L’Chayim Award to Joyce…

Philanthropic Fun: Dancing With the Activists

  Young Audiences of Louisiana hosted a cocktail reception, dinner and dance competition featuring local philanthropists and community activists partnered with professional dancers at Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre. The event benefits Young Audiences of Louisiana’s mission of 56 years to…

Philanthropic Fun: Express to the Cure

  An over-the-top New York runway-style fashion show by the Ladies Leukemia League (LLL), sponsored by Dillard’s and produced by Sue Webber Productions, offered 1,000 guests a way to give towards leukemia/lymphoma research and “Believe” in a cure. The fashion…

Philanthropic Fun: YAYA Celebrates 30

  “Just Say YAYA” welcomed more than 600 guests to an art-filled cocktail party featuring work by current YAYA students and alumni spanning 30 years, with an arts market of glassware and a silent auction with works by acclaimed local…

Philanthropic Fun: Viva Las Vegas!

  The annual “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala” honored Allan Bissinger as the 2018 Judah Touro Society Award recipient. The gala was cocktail event and featured a Patron Party, seated dinner, award ceremony and After Party reception geared towards Touro Tomorrow,…

Philanthropic Fun: Artistry Through the Ages

“O What a Night!” offered 500 attendees a festive opportunity to celebrate the Tricentennial and highlighted the important mission of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art: to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture…

Philanthropic Fun: Cheers to Better Health

A lively cocktail party with purple and white décor, music and a host of celebrity chefs set the tone for the annual “March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction,” which supports the organization leading the fight for the health of moms…

Philanthropic Fun: An Audience With the Creole Queen

Kingsley House hosted a private dinner with world-renowned chef Leah Chase. More than 150 friends and supporters gathered at Dooky Chase Restaurant for delicious food and heartwarming stories from the Creole Queen. All proceeds from the evening supported Kingsley House…

Philanthropic Fun: Representing 30 Years

  The Pro Bono Project celebrated its 30th annual “Justice for All Ball” this year with a festive gala filled with nods to the New Orleans Tricentennial. Held on the grounds of the Audubon Zoological Gardens in the Odenheimer Pavillion,…

Philanthropic Fun: A Feast of Talent

Alon Shaya was the featured chef at this year’s “Harvest at Home,” the annual fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank. The beautiful evening reception hosted 150 attendees for a taste of delicious selections from several of New Orleans’ finest culinary…

Philanthropic Fun: Green for the Greater Good

Raintree Children and Services, which helps at-risk foster children and infants with disabilities, hosted 300 patrons at the annual “Paint the Town Green” benefit. Beautiful white gardenias in illuminated flower pots and jars decorated Generations Hall for the event. Event…

Philanthropic Fun: Serving the Future

The eighth annual “Goldring-Woldenberg Major Donor Dinner” fêted major donors to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ 2018 Annual Campaign; 57 major donors were in attendance. Darryl and Louellen Berger and the Windsor Court Hotel were the generous underwriters…

Philanthropic Fun: Pontchartrain Party

A nautical “Party on Lake Pontchartrain” offered a fun and festive way for 300 partygoers to give back to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event honored 8-year-old Daniel Wedge IV, Honored Hero, who’s now in remission from T-cell Acute…

Philanthropic Fun: Sipping with a Story

A quintessential New Orleans evening set the stage for “Amazing Grapes 2018:” string lights overhead, jazz music wafting through the air and the historic garden in bloom. The event benefits the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses in the ongoing challenge…

Philanthropic Fun: Learning to Grow

Under the stars in the Langston Hughes Academy Dreamkeeper Garden, a production garden of herbs, fruits, chickens and pygmy goats in the schoolyard of the Langston Hughes Academy, 1,000 patrons attended Edible Schoolyard New Orleans’ premiere annual benefit. Seguenon Kone…

Philanthropic Fun: Films and Flowers

The gardens of Wilkinson-Bruno home served as the backdrop of New Orleans Film Society’s annual Patron Party and gala. Decor courtesy of Lovegood Event Rentals and Mardi Gras Productions, with flowers reviving the garden courtesy of Dunn & Sonnier Antiques…

Grecian Greatness

The annual “Sugarplum Ball” featured a journey to ancient Greece in support of modern technology.

Rabbits and Reading

STAIR hosted an intimate benefit to secure funds for reading and tutoring at no cost to families.