Philanthropic Fun: Preserving the Vieux Carré Character


The Vieux Carré Commission Foundation celebrated the launch of “The New Vieux: An Education & Engagement Program” for the craftsmen and caretakers who will carry the cultural heritage of the beloved French Quarter and city into the future. The foundation’s mission is to support the preservation and protection of the French Quarter’s invaluable historic architectural heritage as well as its quaint and distinctive character and ambiance.

The “Spirit of the Vieux Carré VIP Party” took place at the home of Elie and Daniela Khoury at their newly renovated home in the French Quarter. The highly unusual renovation project required extensive collaboration with the Vieux Carré Commission, making it a perfect “success story” setting for the party.

This year’s honorees were S. Stewart Farnet, Founder; Very Rev. Philip G. Landry, St. Louis Cathedral Rector; and Jeffrey M. Poree and Darryl Reeves, Master Craftsmen.

The menu was designed and catered by Windsor Court Hotel. Champagne was provided by Veuve Cliquot.

Live music in the courtyard was provided by the French Quarter-based jazz group Tim Laughlin Trio. Indoors, Key Sound performed at the piano.

Gala Chairs were Hosts Elie and Daniela Khoury as well as Sydney Anderson and Juli Miller Hart. Honorary Chairs were Louellen and Darryl Berger. The special celebration was intimate in both number and atmosphere, with guests enjoying the Khourys' home and courtyard.

Event at a Glance

What: “VIP Sponsor Party,” benefiting Spirit of the Vieux Carré
When: Thursday, October 4
Where: Home of Elie and Daniela Khoury

Philanthropic Fun: Preserving the Vieux Carré Character

Andrew and Robyn Schwarz with Elesha and Albert Kelleher

Philanthropic Fun: Preserving the Vieux Carré Character

Marian, Larry and Melissa Gibbs


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