Author: Photos by Jeff Strout

Philanthropic Fun: At Home in the Park

The Louisiana Children’s Museum opened new doors for CHAIRish the Children, showcasing its new home in City Park, which was meticulously designed to be a social, cultural…

Philanthropic Fun: Friends Like Family

Garden District Association flags could be seen flying throughout the neighborhood as New Orleanians of the historic neighborhood came together for the annual “Fall Affair.” Patrons attending the party…

Philanthropic Fun: Home Away From Home

Mardi Gras World transformed into a magical environment with a shimmering star wall and blue, amber and white-accented lighting and confetti globe balloons for the…

Philanthropic Fun: Cocktails for City Park

Aptly named “Martini Madness,” Friends of City Park hosted a craft cocktail-forward celebration at the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, joined by a sold-out crowd of 1,100 guests.…

Philanthropic Fun: Hats With Heart

“The Bigger the Hat, the Bigger the Heart,” as they say at FestiGals at the inaugural “Hats Off” luncheon. Benefiting the Greater New Orleans American Heart Association, 350 gathered at Jung Hotel & Residences to tip off their hats to…

Philanthropic Fun: Empower Women, Empower All

The Contemporary Arts Center hosted “You Night New Orleans 2019” to a sold-out audience of 750 guests, comprised of friends, family members, health care providers and program sponsors who attended to cheer on 24 cancer survivors who walked the runway…

Philanthropic Fun: Backing the Blue

Shades of blue filled Generations Hall as 400 partygoers gathered for a night of blues music, the best of local bites and support for the youth crime prevention programs of Crimestoppers GNO. Bunches of blue balloons, twinkle lights and flowers…

Philanthropic Fun: Orchestraic Opulence

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its upcoming 36-week season, in which they will perform at 100 concerts, with a trifold “Opening Night Gala.” The evening began with cocktails, a seated dinner and dessert reception, held in the newly redecorated Blue…

Philanthropic Fun: Dancing Deeply

To commemorate the 203rd anniversary of Argentina’s independence, Casa Argentina hosted its annual “Tango Celebration,” which made donations to benefit the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, the Second Harvest Food Bank, Young Audiences and other local and international charities. The…

Philanthropic Fun: Community and Culture

A record-breaking 48,000 filled Julia Street to experience art, build community and celebrate culture throughout the Arts District of New Orleans for the “Hancock Whitney White Linen Night.” During the “Art in Focus” kick-off event, the CAC and the Arts…

Philanthropic Fun: Medical Miracles

Poster-sized pictures of smiling patients who received major surgeries, treatment and eyeglasses during NOMMS missions were on display throughout the 16th “Mission Possible Gala,” which honored individual and corporate supporters of the organization’s critical medical work. Archbishop Gregory Aymond delivered…

Beauty That Benefits

Beginning with a Preview Party on Wednesday, October 2 and culminating with a luncheon on Thursday, October 3, St. Charles Avenue and its parent company, Renaissance Publishing LLC and the Renaissance Foundation, together with Presenting Sponsor Ronnie and Natasha Lamarque…

Philanthropic Fun: Barred from Freedom

Innocence Project New Orleans hosted its 18th Anniversary Gala in celebration of the organization’s freed, innocent clients and in recognition of the scores of innocent men and women still incarcerated and needing legal assistance. This year, 450 attended the event…

Philanthropic Fun: Art Night at the Museum

The “2019 Magnolia Ball” celebrated the museum’s exhibition “Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé.” The ball brought to life Bongé’s Surrealist “Circus Series” with a festively engaging evening. The event raised over $75,000 through ticket sales and…

Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On

Southern Rep touted its new home on Bayou Road at its “Annual Gala 2019”. The Audubon Tea Room, decorated in candles and pink and orange rose petals, reflected the refreshed Southern Rep logo that accompanies the change to headquarters at…

Philanthropic Fun: American Altruism

This year’s “American Spirit Awards” presented by Hancock Whitney highlighted the importance of civil discourse and working together for a common cause – a core value that was integral to securing victory in World War II. Vice President Richard B.…

Philanthropic Fun: A Light of Hope

“Soirée de Lumiere,” which raised over $85,000 this year, is Lighthouse Louisiana’s premier fundraising event that brings awareness to the organization’s mission to empower individuals with disabilities through services, employment and advocacy. A three-piece jazz band greeted guests for the…

Imagine a World...

“Imagine a world where every family was given the tools to thrive”: that’s the mission at Kingsley House, which has provided essential resources and community to families and individuals at all life stages since it was founded in 1896. In…

Philanthropic Fun: We Can Do It!

Decked out in patriotic colors, guests at the “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman!” National Council of Jewish Women Gala enjoyed an evening of entertainment, eating well and supporting the GNO Section’s efforts in service and advocacy. Rosie the…

Fashion Meets Philanthropy

What we wear often reveals our personalities. Our collective sartorial sense as New Orleanians is eclectic and rarely boring, drawing from a range of influences. In a city where it’s equally acceptable to show up in a creative costume as…

Philanthropic Fun: Agents of Change

The Tulane University Freeman School of Business hosted the “2019 Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards Gala” at the Audubon Tea Room on Monday, April 8. The program began with a cocktail reception followed by the Awards Dinner…

Philanthropic Fun: Dressing the Part

This year marked the 20th anniversary of Dress for Success and the 10th annual “Suits & Salads” luncheon. In honor of these milestones, DFSNO specially recognized Hope Encalade, founder of Dress for Success. DFSNO is also celebrating its one-year anniversary…

Philanthropic Fun: Fouettés and Fashion

For more than a decade, Women and Men of Fashion have worked alongside NOBA’s staff and board and the members of BRAVO (Ballet Resource And Volunteer Organization) to benefit the nationally award-winning education and scholarship programs of the New Orleans…

Philanthropic Fun: A Fruitful Decade

The 10th annual “An Edible Evening” gathered guests for a garden party to benefit Edible Schoolyard New Orleans. All proceeds from this celebration of local cuisine, wine, live music and student-made goods ensure that children learn to make healthy connections…

Philanthropic Fun: Vive le Cochon!

With more than six decades of providing critical resources for substance abuse recovery for the New Orleans community, Bridge House / Grace House served up a festive Carnival-themed “Cochon Cotillion” in the event’s 23rd year. The Court and Patron Party…

Philanthropic Fun: Springing to Life

More than 250 guests attended the “2019 ACCESS Jazz Brunch,” making it one of the largest ACCESS events. Proceeds from the brunch and auction allow ACCESS and Catholic Charities Pro-Life Services to continue providing complimentary pregnancy support services and a…

Philanthropic Fun: Man of the Hour

It was standing room only in Harrah’s Casino for the Delgado Community College Foundation’s 15th annual “Roast of the Town” featuring this year’s Roastee, Warner Thomas, CEO of Ochsner Health System. The funds raised at the event are a part…

Philanthropic Fun: Magnificent Musicality

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual “Opus Ball” was divided into two major events this year: the “Sponsor Dinner” on March 13 and the “Opus Ball” on March 23. The “Sponsor Dinner” was held at the iconic St. Charles Avenue mansion…

Philanthropic Fun: Art All Around

The NOCCA Institute’s annual “Art & Soul” Gala offered top-notch entertainment featuring NOCCA alumni throughout the entire program, spanning from Press Street Station to 5 Press Gallery, the Solomon Family Hall and the block party along historic Homer Plessy Way.…

Philanthropic Fun: Serving the Solution to Ending Hunger

The largest food bank in Louisiana honored the 10th anniversary of “Harvest at Home” with a lineup of talented chefs, scrumptious bites and the support of more than 200 guests in attendance. Guests were impressed with the beauty of the…