The “Paint the Town Green Gala” is typically held in person, welcoming luminaries from across the Greater New Orleans area. However, the COVID-19 pandemic challenged Raintree Children & Family Services to get creative in this year’s fundraising to help vulnerable children and youth throughout the region during these challenging times.

Held August 3-7, proceeds from the event directly benefit over 340 at-risk children and youth served through Raintree’s programs. The virtual auction raised over $14,000 thanks to the generosity of more than 350 online bidders.

Auction items included fine art from local and national artists, fine jewelry, restaurant gift cards, sports memorabilia, hotel stays and more. A virtual wine pull featured wines from around the world and a raffle with over $1,500 worth of premium wine and spirits.

Olivia Ventola and Rebecca Gardner served as Event Co-Chairs.

The Angel Wings Foundation was the Presenting Sponsor. Major sponsors included Lana Duke, Atmos Energy, Monroe Vos Consulting Group, Jones Walker, Freeport-McMoRan, St. Charles Avenue magazine, Outfront Media and The New Orleans Advocate/Times Picayune.


Event at a Glance
What: “Paint the Town Green Virtual Auction,” benefiting Raintree Children & Family Services
When: Monday-Friday, August 3-7
Where: Virtual


Photos courtesy of Raintree

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Auction item “Pink Lady Painting” by Nicole Cotten Callac

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Gala Co-Chair Olivia Ventola

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Auction item “Coach O” signed LSU football

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Auction item signed Zion basketball

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Gala Co-Chair Rebecca Gardner

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The Raintree House