Author: Photos by Gil Rubman

Philanthropic Fun: Art + Entrepreneurship

The YAYA Arts Center was filled with artwork made by youth artists, YAYA alumni artists and glass artists from across the city to welcome patrons to “Just Say YAYA Celebrating ARTrepreneurship” on Friday, November 15, 2019. AOS interior environments created…

Philanthropic Fun: A Salute to Veterans

The National WWII Museum’s 2019 “Victory Ball” presented by the Ray and Jessica Brandt Family Foundation took place on the weekend of Veteran’s Day and saluted the men and women who have and continue to dedicate their lives to our…

Philanthropic Fun: For the People

The “Weiss Awards,” established in 1954, recognizes members of the Greater New Orleans community whose civic and humanitarian contributions to the furtherance of human dignity was an example to be followed. This year’s gala honored outstanding citizens and provides funds…

Philanthropic Fun: Beach Bash

The “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala,” themed “The Beach Ball,” supported the creation of an endowment for the Touro Rehabilitation Center, providing ongoing financial resources for this renowned program. Set in the spirit of the beach, live orchid centerpieces, aquatic-themed décor…

Philanthropic Fun: Southern Hospitality

Drenched in Louisiana flora, tropical greenery, sparkling votive lighting and regal purple hues, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art welcomed approximately 400 patrons to its annual “O What A Night!” gala for an celebration of the best of Southern art,…

Philanthropic Fun: Sips and Spirits

More than 200 partygoers filled Broussard’s Restaurant and Courtyard for the “Spirit of the Vieux Carré Gala” benefiting Vieux Carré Commission Foundation. The gala benefits the mission of the VCC Foundation and funds the programming for the following year of…

Philanthropic Fun: Shining Supporters

Junior Achievement hosted a celestial “City Stars Soirée,” themed “The Stars Align for You” presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. This year’s gala was attended by approximately 325 supporters of JA’s mission to empower students to own their economic…

Philanthropic Fun: Illuminating Hope

“Light Up the Night” benefitted Lighthouse Louisiana and raised more than $60,000 to help empower persons with disabilities through services, employment and advocacy. The beautiful Women’s Opera Guild Home hosted a packed house with more than 150 attendees. The Goldring…

Philanthropic Fun: Contribution of Character

  The 34th annual “Catholic Community Foundation Dinner” celebrated Catholic generosity in our community and honored 2019 St. John Paul II Award winner, Peter “Pete” R. Quirk, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on Thursday, October 10. The award is…

Philanthropic Fun: Great Heights

More than 4,000 attendees enjoyed a memorable evening of fine dining and dancing on the picturesque grounds of Audubon Zoo at the annual philanthropic event featuring a mouth-watering array of cuisine from 70 of the city’s most famous eateries and…

Philanthropic Fun: On the Avenue

The St. Charles Avenue Association, which hosted its “Inaugural Fundraiser” on May 8, advocates for the historic and residential character of St. Charles Avenue. The Association spearheaded the designation of the streetcar line as a National Historic Landmark and currently…

Philanthropic Fun: Outstanding Citizens

The YLC honored 15 community members at a celebratory evening of live music, dinner and dancing. A Patron Party preceded the gala, which featured the awards presentation in addition to cuisine and cocktails from 12 local restaurants. A lively after…

Philanthropic Fun: Save Your Theatrics

Le Petit paired entertaining theatrical performances with fine dining at its largest annual benefit, which hosted 250 patrons supporting the future of arts education. The evening began in Tableau restaurant, which was decorated in reds and pinks by Urban Earth…

Philanthropic Fun: True Patriots

Courage, sacrifice, initiative and generosity – demonstrated in the areas of leadership, service to country, community and education – are key qualities of the honorees recognized at The National WWII Museum’s “American Spirit Awards.” The multi-day series of events celebrating individuals…

Philanthropic Fun: Luminous Service

A sold out “Soirée de Lumière” brought 200 patrons to a summer cocktail chic experience in The Count’s Ballroom in Arnaud’s Restaurant to benefit Lighthouse Louisiana.   Décor featured cream and yellow roses accented by peacock feathers created by Flowers…

Philanthropic Fun: For Heart’s Sake

The “2018 Heart & Soul Gala” brought 300 attendees to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association and continue the work of fighting cardiovascular disease. An original painting by Maya Irimpen was showcased as guests walked into the…

Philanthropic Fun: Entrepreneurial Spirits

The “Business Hall of Fame Gala” recognized six local businessmen and women who have made significant contributions to the community and to the success of their professions. To begin the evening, 25 attending members of the Business Hall of Fame…

Philanthropic Fun: Art Advocates

“Art & Soul,” presented by the The James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation, raised $315,000 for The NOCCA Institute and its programs for NOCCA students, faculty and the community. Whimsical springtime décor, including colorful floral arrangements with birds and flowers, created…

Philanthropic Fun: Angels Against AIDS

The annual “Guardian Angel Award Gala” celebrated two of its most impactful and passionate volunteers as Guardian Angels: Maryam Bahman and Angie Bowlin. Both awardees have made significant contributions to Project Lazarus through their tireless advocacy and commitment to this…

Philanthropic Fun: Horsing Around

Donning their best “cowboy casual,” equestrian enthusiasts at the 13th annual “Tails But No Black Tie” were treated to an elegant evening filled with spectacular horseback riding with proceeds donated to Equest Farm in New Orleans City Park. Attendees arriving…