Debra Hirsch Wood


Debby Hirsch Wood, artist, philanthropist, and native New Orleanian, believes in dreaming big and achieving even bigger. Trained as a classical concert pianist at Tulane University, she strives to share her love of music with her community. As a board member of the New Orleans Opera Association and Chair of the Education Committee, she recently collaborated with Loyola and Tulane universities and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in creating the Donald W. Wood, Sr. Vocal Competition, to promote artistic excellence in Louisiana high school students while providing financial assistance and encouragement. Debby Wood’s philosophy is to live in the moment, “loving what is, and dreaming big.” But, she adds, you can’t be just a dreamer. “You must also be a doer to achieve great things.”



*Clothing From Saks Fifth Avenue: Talbot Runhof