Children’s Hospital opened in 1955 as Crippled Children’s Hospital, a treatment facility for children with polio. Now, as part of its 60th birthday celebration, the hospital will hold the “Sugarplum Ball 2015 presents The Classics” on March 27 on the grounds of the hospital’s State Street campus starting at 8 p.m. Co-Chairs Lisa Happoldt and […]
Our “lucky” outfit – the Santa Fe top by Amanda Uprichard paired with the Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jean by Paige Denim. FeBe 835-5250 Jody Candrian, a New-Orleans-based jewelry designer, keeps the unusual stones […]
Children’s Hospital has been a life saver for so many of us through the years, and the “Sugarplum Ball” is their primary fundraiser –we’re so excited to present it to you on our March cover – and all funds raised this year will benefit The Clinical Outcomes Research Center! Can you believe Children’s Hospital is 60 years old? Thanks so much to co-chairs Lisa Happoldt and Marianna Trepagnier, and to President and CEO of Children’s Hospital Mary Perrin and Vice President and General Manager of this year’s honoree, Valero St. Charles Refinery, Ralph Phillip for being on the cover! The “2015 Sugarplum Ball presents The Classics” on March 27 will begin at 8 p.m. and will be held at their State Street Campus at 210 State St. Lisa and Marianna promise a night of 1950s-inspired fun with a raffle for a necklace valued at $20,000 donated by Valobra Jewelry and Antiques New Orleans, ’50s and ’60s music by Sha’on and the Girls of Success, a tented parking lot transformed into a ’50s-era house, a soda shop featuring soda jerks and a sampling of foods from more than 30 local restaurants. There are still sponsor levels available and tickets; call 896-9373 or visit CHNola.org now to reserve yours. Children’s Hospital is the only full service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South and really deserves our support!
Mardi Gras is over but we are featuring four wonderful debutante parties honoring: Scout Beron, Grace Catherine Cary, Eleanor Davis, Ellie George, Elizabeth Hines, Isabel Irvine, Maddy Livaudais and Lane Porter. It is such fun to see how each party represents the girls and their personalities – what a year!
Every time I go down Magazine Street, there’s another new store or restaurant, so be sure to check out our feature for everything you need for spring fundraisers and workout clothes to jewelry, shoes and more from 11 of the best places.
All of us love to spruce up our houses or condos with a new twist. What’s Hot is featuring home décor, and we also have a feature on home renewal.
I want to thank everyone who gave to the Sterling Everidge family, and his website is still up and their family still needs help! Visit GoFundMe.com/js529c to contribute. Thanks again to writer Katy Reckdahl for sharing their story in The Advocate.
I am excited each year to see the often lavish and always extraordinary parties New Orleans debutantes and their families throw each year. I was a deb in Dallas, and it was a time I greatly enjoyed and will always fondly remember. This year we feature four fabulously varied parties, and each will give you great ideas for future events.
This month is chock-a-block with amazing events for nonprofits, from the Legacy Donor Foundation to the Preservation Resource Center, to the UNCF, NCJW, NOMA and so many more. Do what you can to support these programs that support our city.
One last thing: March and April are the busiest months of the year in terms of nonprofit events. We do our best to inform you about all the fundraising happenings around town, but we can’t do it alone. If you haven’t already, please submit your event to our magazine by filling out the form found at this link as completely as possible: MyNewOrleans.com/St-Charles-Avenue/Submit-a-Charitable-Event/.
Check out the picture of the City Year teachers (pictured here are Program Manager at Joseph S. Clark Spencer Nessel, Javon Bracy, Maria Dambriunas, Caitlin Riddle, Jasmine Sanville, Kristen Watkins, Kelly Manske, Michael Dodson and James Gutsch) who are doing so much to help our students succeed! Corps members are highly trained interventionists who act as tutors, mentors and role models alongside teachers to make sure that our kids stay in school. They teach math and literacy to students who are one to two grade levels behind. I had the group from Clark high school over for dinner and am so impressed with these bright young college graduates who are giving up a year in their lives to help underperforming children in our schools!
City Year’s “School House Rocks” is April 9 at Rosy’s Jazz Hall, 500 Valence St., 6 to 9 p.m., honoring Dr. Scott Cowen and Dr. Norman Francis! To purchase tickets, call 302-5063 or visit CityYear.org/New-Orleans/Events/School-House-Rock.