Author: Photos by Will Strout

Philanthropic Fun: Champagne and Shoes

The first weekend of August marked the 12th anniversary of The Historic New Orleans Collection “Antiques Forum,” which, themed “Fancy Footwork,” offered a series of educational and entertaining talks by renowned experts from across the country. Presentations explored the use…

Philanthropic Fun: Healthy Hearts

The “New Orleans Heart Ball” highlighted the diversity of heart disease this year, emphasized through its “Walk a Mile in My Heart” exhibit. Guests strolled through a red fabric draped maze featuring dramatic floor lighting while seeing the many faces…

Philanthropic Fun: Spectacular Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare was the showcased performance at the annual “New Orleans Shakespeare Festival Opening Night Party” hosted by Tulane University. The festival produces professional, classical theatre with a primary focus upon Shakespeare’s works and additionally…

Philanthropic Fun: Beyond the Blooms

One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, “Art in Bloom 2019” showcased spectacular floral designs created by more than 100 exhibitors that remained on display at the New Orleans Museum of Art March 28-31, 2019. The annual…

Philanthropic Fun: Sharing Vision and Values

Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans hosted its eighth annual “Keeping Our Promises” gala at The National World War II Museum’s U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. The Patron Party began at 7 p.m. with entertainment by the One…

Philanthropic Fun: Mind, Body & Heart

The 2019 “Go Red for Women Luncheon” highlighted the importance of heart health and served as a platform to educate women about the warning signs and risk factors of heart disease. The event, which welcomed 450 to the Hyatt Regency,…

Philanthropic Fun: Glitzy Golfing

The Sugar Mill set the stage for an elegant evening of Southern charm for this year’s “Sugarplum Ball” for Children’s Hospital. Playfully themed “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” the spectacular golf oasis setting invited guests to participate in games of miniature…

Philanthropic Fun: Tip of the Hat

More than 450 guests attending the 35th annual “Mad Hatter Luncheon” celebrated in style at a whimsical wonderland filled with over-the-top hats. New Orleans Opera Association President Karen Villavaso delivered the opening greeting, and Cantor Josh Colman delivered the invocation.…

Philanthropic Fun: Youth Enrichment

The third annual fundraiser for the Youth Empowerment Project, “YEP Fest,” which included a lively Patron Party and festival, raised more than $250,000 to help underserved youth through education, mentoring and employment readiness and enrichment programs. The Patron Party kick-off,…

Philanthropic Fun: Masked Magnificence

The “UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball 2019" at The Hyatt Regency New Orleans Celestin Ballroom was adorned with bold lighting and the event's signature mask. As guests arrived, they were greeted by student volunteers from Xavier and Dillard universities on the…

Philanthropic Fun: Future Planning

The Preservation Resource Center’s President’s Circle members were invited to an exclusive unveiling of the PRC’s new Strategic Plan to get a special look into the future of…

Philanthropic Fun: Beauty Through Struggle

“You Night New Orleans 2018” hosted a “FIERCE BEAUTY REVOLUTION” for a sold-out audience of 600 guests, comprised of friends, family members, health care providers and program sponsors, all of whom attended to cheer on 18 cancer survivors who walked…