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Fundraising Through Fall

Get ready for the “Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Fundraising Weekend” November 7 and 8! What a pleasure it is to celebrate this amazing fundraiser with our cover models, chairman and co-founder Emeril Lagasse, co-founder Alden Lagasse and board members Mark Romig and Michael Thompson. Friday, November 7, is “Boudin, Bourbon & Beer” from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Champions Square with “Cajun Casual” attire. Co-chairs Emeril and Donald Link will team up with other famous chefs such as John Besh, Susan Spicer, Justin Devillier and more. Abita Beer and Buffalo Trace will provide libations, great music will be provided by Grace Potter and Nat Sherman will provide a cigar tasting among other surprises. November 8 is the 10th anniversary of “Carnival du Vin,” which will be held this year at the Hyatt. This black-tie event has raised more than $5.7 million for children’s charities in our city. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and go until midnight with celebrity chefs and vintners providing an exceptional four-course seated dinner. In addition, New Orleans musicians and Broadway star Michael Cavanaugh will be creating the entertainment and Ty Pennington will serve as emcee. The night is sponsored by American Airlines, Flight Options, Wine Spectator and other valued corporate sponsors. For tickets visit CarnivaleDuVin.com and BoudinBourbonAndBeer.com.

We have some great features to get you in the holiday spirit, including our annual holiday fashion, this year modeled by Eden House co-founder and president Kara Van de Carr! You will love our piece on “Special Specials” featuring 10 fun menus, dishes and events coming up this holiday season.

We can’t wait for you to see all of the incredible tables from our “Wine, Dine & Design” tablescapes luncheon that benefited Operation Homefront! Thanks again to Whitney and all of our Super Supporters and especially the designers who made it the best! Check out all of the photos taken by Jeff Strout and get great ideas for your next soirées.

Be sure to visit The Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Avenue Marketplace. It is a full day of shopping, festivities, food and music on November 21. The event is open to the public, and luncheon and tables can be purchased by emailing Robin Cook at rcook@ashrosary.org. The marketplace is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and tickets for the day are just $5 at the door. Call Liz Mantley at 269-1207 for more info about this exciting day! 
Happy (finally) fall!

 “Just Say YAYA!” will take place November 15 at YAYA’s Glass Studio located at 924 Conti St. It is the biggest annual fundraiser for Young Aspirations/Young Artists, Inc., whose education programs make our city a better place!

Patron Chairs Pam Ryan and Michael Gaudet, along with Co-Chairs Carter and Claiborne Perrilliat, promise an exciting evening thanks to an exclusive and eclectic live auction of fabulous glass artworks and other original pieces donated by artists from New Orleans and across the United States, led by expert auctioneer Ruthie Winston!

All funds raised at this event will benefit the creation of the new YAYA Art Center in Central City.  To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit YAYAInc.com/Just-Say-YAY.html or call 239-3306.


1    “Gala Fundraiser,” benefiting Saint Joseph Seminary College, (985) 867-2234, SJASC.edu
1    24th annual “New Orleans LMI Invitational Pre Event, benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, 861-4500
1    “Center Celebration…One Singular Sensation,” benefiting New Orleans Jewish Community Center, 897-0143
1    Third annual “Son of a Saint Gala,” SonOfASaint.org
1    “Pharmacy Past & Present Gala,” benefiting New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, PharmacyMuseum.org
1    “Strike for STEM,” benefiting Core Element, 274-3611
1    “Celebration,” benefiting Jesuit High School, 483-3947
1-11    “Buy, Save and Serve,” benefiting The Junior League of New Orleans, 891-5845
4    “A Blind Taste,” benefiting WRBH Radio for the Blind, 899-1144
5    57th annual “Weiss Awards,” benefiting the New Orleans Council for Community and Justice,” 522-3760
5    “An Evening in the Garden of Eden – Keeping the Promise,” benefiting Eden House, 407-0943, EdenHouse.org
5-6    “2014 Essence of Style Design Symposium,” benefiting Longue Vue House and Gardens, 293-4723
6    “Cocktails for KID smART,” 940-1994
   “A ‘SAV-VY’ Affair,” benefiting St. Andrew’s Village, 432-8552
7    “Odyssey Ball,” benefiting the New Orleans Museum of Art, 658-4121
   “20th Anniversary Gala: A Night of Dancing, Dining & Delight,” benefiting French Quarter Citizens’ advocacy and preservation initiatives, 948-1859
   “Girl Scouts Louisiana East 2014 Women of Distinction Awards,” 335-5885, gsle.org
7    “CADA Carnivale,” benefiting the Counsel on Alcohol & Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans, 821-2232
7-8    10th annual fundraising weekend benefiting the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, featuring “Boudin, Bourbon, & Beer,” BoudinBourbonAndBeer.com, and “Carnivale du Vin,” CarnivaleDuVin.com
11    “Celebrity Waiters,” benefiting Bridge House/Grace House, 821-7288
12    “Building the Foundation: Honoring Our Heroes – the Community B,” benefiting Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, LaEvents@PPGulfCoast.org
13    “Jazz & Heritage Circle Party,” benefiting the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, 558-6100
13    “STAIR Affair,” benefiting Start the Adventure in Reading, 899-0820
13    “Southern Dominican Gala,” benefiting Southern Dominican Providence, 837-2129, extension 16
14    “Moonlight & Miracles,” benefiting Ochsner Cancer Institute programs, 842-7125
14    “Signature Chefs Gala,” benefiting March of Dimes – New Orleans, 264-9288
14    “Louisiana Lagniappe” & “First Note” Music Festivities, benefiting The Historic New Orleans Collection, 523-4662
14    “Fête ’14,” benefiting the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, 895-2800
15    “Howling Success presents Masquerade,” benefiting the LA/SPCA, 762-3307
15    “Just Say YAYA 2014: Help Build YAYA’s Future,” benefiting Young Aspirations Young Artists, 529-3306, YAYAInc.com/Just-Say-YAYA.html
15    Third annual “Senior Moments,” benefiting the Jefferson Council on Aging, 207-4691
15    “Highway to the Danger-Free Zone,” benefiting APEX Youth Center, 358-2739
19    “Tocqueville Celebration Honoring John Hollowell,” benefiting the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, 827-9258
20    “Sleep Out,” benefiting Covenant House, NewOrleans.TheSleepOut.org
21    “A Vintage Affair for MS,” benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 322-3788  

If you would like your organization’s fundraising events to be listed in St. Charles Avenue’s Calendar of Events, please visit MyNewOrleans.com/St-Charles-Avenue/Submit-a-Charitable-Event and fill out the form found there.


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