Event: GiveNOLA Day
Benefits: Innocent Project New Orleans
Event Info: Innocent Project New Orleans will have a giving station set up for customers to make an online donation to IPNO. Each donor will receive a free order of garlic knots from Pizza Delicious. IPNO in a nonprofit law office that represents innocent prisoners serving life sentences in Louisiana and Mississippi to expose injustice and prevent wrongful convictions.
Tickets: $10 minimum donation
Location: 617 Piety St.
Contact: 943-1902

Event: Business Hall of Fame Gala
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Event Info: Honors local businessmen and women who embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship in the community and serve as a role model to others. Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to participate fully and successfully in the economic environment of their communities.
Tickets: $600 pair, $3,000 and $5,000 tables.
Location: 130 Roosevelt Way
Contact: 569-8658

Event: Annual Golf Classic Pre-Party
Benefits: The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital
Event Info: The pre-party will be held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Gerry Cvitanovich and will feature a silent auction, a martini bar, a Latin jazz trio and cuisine from Drago’s and Brennan’s. All proceeds benefit the Foundation at East Jefferson Hospital, whose mission is to generate philanthropic support for EJGH through education and active ambassadorship to the community.
Tickets: $125
Location: 1107 Falcon Road
Contact: 503-5596

Event: Sippin’ in Seersucker
Benefits: The Ogden Museum of Southern Art & The Shops at Canal Place
Event Info: The museum benefit features a seersucker sartorial contest judged by L. Kasimu Harris and Tracee Dundas with WDSU newscaster Charles D. Divins serving as emcee. The event will feature a deluxe raffle and live music by the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys.
Tickets: Advance tickets $30 Ogden Museum members and $50 non-members
Location: The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St.
Contact: 539-9616

Event: 20th annual Women of Substance Luncheon
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: The event will honor three local women who support the mission of Bridge House/Grace House, which is to provide substance abuse treatment regardless of ability to pay.
Tickets: $100
Location: 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 821-7288

Event: Annual Golf Classic
Benefits: The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital
Event Info: The 13th annual “Golf Classic” was started over a decade ago and is one of the premier golf tournaments in the region. Proceeds go to EJGH.
Tickets: $2000/foursome
Location: 800 Woodvine Ave.
Contact: 503-5596

Event: Sixth annual Suits & Salads Luncheon
Benefits: Dress for Success New Orleans
Event Info: The event will feature Ti Martin as the keynote speaker, a silent auction, original artwork and a raffle courtesy of Mignon Faget and Hiller Jewelry. Proceeds will go toward operating the Dress for Success boutique, which works to provide disadvantaged women with professional attire and a network of career support.
Tickets: $85 individual, sponsor tickets start at $125
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 891-4337

Event: Innocence Project New Orleans’ 14th anniversary Gala
Benefits: Innocence Project New Orleans
Event Info: The gala will honor the family of the clients of the Innocence Project, and Betty Ann Waters will be giving the keynote speech. The DJ will be Host and Producer of WWOZ George Ingmire. The Innocence Project represents innocent prisoners in Louisiana and Mississippi serving life sentences.
Tickets: Starting at $150
Location: The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St.
Contact: 943-1902

Event: A Red Hot Jazz Gala: 15th annual Ladies in Red
Benefits: Preservation Resource Center
Event Info: The gala honors jazz musicians for their contributions to New Orleans’ cultural legacy. The event also raises funds to support the Preservation Resource Center and its cultural heritage programming.
Tickets: Starting at $100
Location: The Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave.
Contact: 581-7032

Event: Spring Home and Courtyard Tour
Benefits: Friends of the Cabildo
Event Info: The tour will visit six homes and courtyards in the French Quarter and will take the guests to sip on refreshments at Madame John’s Legacy. Self-guided tours start at the 1850 House, where maps will be provided.
Tickets: $50
Location: 523 St. Ann St.
Contact: 524-9118

Event: The Big 4-Oh! Gala
Benefits: The NOCCA Institute
Event Info: The gala will feature performances by Grammy Award winners Pedrito Martinez and Terence Blanchard, food by New Orleans top chefs, and both silent and live auctions. The gala supports The NOCCA Institute, which provides supplemental funding to run the regional, pre-professional arts training center.
Tickets: Starting at $75
Location: 2831 Chartres St.
Contact: 940-2851

Event: Symphony Book Fair
Benefits: LPO Volunteers (formally Symphony Volunteers, Inc.)
Event Info: Annual book sale of about 100,000 items in many different categories, as well as art and collectibles. The special children’s sale is on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The LPO Volunteers serves in support of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tickets: $10 Friday, Saturday free
Location: UNO Human Performance Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive
Contact: 861-2004

Event: Rhythm & Soul
Benefits: Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: The fundraiser will honor mother and daughter Marjorie Bissinger and Nancy Bissinger Timm, and will feature live music and a Patron champagne reception. The Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans is a social service agency dedicated to preserving the wellbeing of individuals and families at every stage of life.
Tickets: $125 individual, $250 patron
Location: Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 831-8475

Event: The Beauregard-Keyes House Spring Gala
Benefits: The Beauregard-Keyes House and Garden Museum
Event Info: Guests will feats on a buffet and be entertained by Dean John and the Ivories. The Beauregard-Keyes House and Garden Museum is a historic house museum operated by the Keyes Foundation, and their mission works for the preservation and maintenance of the Beauregard-Keyes House through educational programs and guided tours.
Tickets: $75, $50 for ages 35 and under
Location: 1113 Chartres St.
Contact: 523-7257


Event: Mr. Legs XV
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: “Mr. Legs” is a parody of a beauty pageant that features men showing a little leg for charity. Bridge House/Grace House provides substance abuse treatment regardless of ability to pay.
Tickets: $40 advance, or $45 at the door
Location: 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
Contact: 821-7288

Event: Pause 4 Paws
Benefits: The Louisiana SPCA
Event Info: Various restaurants in the Greater New Orleans Area will be donating 20 percent of their proceeds from breakfast, lunch or dinner to the LA/SPCA. The LA/SPCA is a private nonprofit dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering.
Tickets: Cost of your meal
Location: Various participating restaurants
Contact: 762-3307

Event: FestiGals
Benefits: FestiGals
Event Info: The weekend-long event centers around personal and professional seminars and discussions, local vendors, culinary demos and food tastings. FestiGals celebrates women of all ages by hosting informative and festive events that empower and focus on women’s causes.
Tickets: Starting at $30
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St.
Contact: 425-9563

Event: 2015 Whitney Bank Victory Ball
Benefits: The National World War II Museum
Event Info: The elegant summer ball will feature a menu styled by celebrity chef John Folse as well as a post-party lounge and a live auction. The WWII museum works to expose students to the accomplishments of the WWII generation and raise funds through sponsorships that will provide scholarships for incoming high school juniors to participate in the museum’s Summer Residential Program and Normandy Academy.
Tickets: Starting at $500
Location: 945 Magazine St.
Contact: 528-1944, extension 365

Event: Spotlight on Success
Benefits: March of Dimes
Event Info: This event pays tribute to a group of outstanding professionals in the Greater New Orleans Area. There will be a silent auction, and all proceeds go to the March of the Dimes, which has funded many scientific breakthroughs in the field of infant prematurity and birth defects.
Tickets: Patron ticket $125, Main Event ticket $75
Location: Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
Contact: 264-9288

Event: FestiGals Bodacious Bras for a Cause
Benefits: Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO) and Breastoration
Event Info: The benefit features a Stein Mart “thriver” fashion show, fabulous bra art and many guest speakers. CAGNO works to beat cancer through education, outreach, and research, and provides essential medicine to cancer patients who would otherwise do without. The Breastoration fund works to help breast cancer survivors access breast reconstruction.
Tickets: $85
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St.
Contact: (855) 425-9563

Event: 2015 Patient and Family Education Conference
Benefits: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Louisiana and Mississippi
Event Info: This conference works to provide education for the update and management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). The CCFA is a volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.
Tickets: Free
Location: 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie
Contact: 408-2119

Event: Opening Night Party
Benefits: The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Event Info: The party will be held following the premiere of Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline at Tulane University. The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane provides the community with quality productions of Shakespeare’s plays and provides educational outreach to public and private schools in the area.
Tickets: $100
Location: Lupin Hall, Tulane University
Contact: 865-5106

Event: 610 Stompers Ball Crawl
Benefits: 610 Stompers
Event Info: This is the sixth annual “Ball Crawl” around Uptown New Orleans. 610 Stompers is a diverse group of men in an all-male dance Krewe who desire to entertain the world with their “extraordinary moves” and give back to the community they love.
Tickets: $40
Location: 530 Lyons St.

Event: 25th annual Le Gala de la Bonne Vie
Benefits: National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
Event Info: At the gala there will be cocktails and bidding on their fabulous silent auction. The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana is a statewide voluntary nonprofit health organization dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract disease.
Tickets: $100
Location: New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St.
Contact: 861-4500

Event: A Night Out with the Akula Foundation
Benefits: Akula Foundation
Event Info: The “night out” will include music by Troy Marks and No Idea, a silent auction and delicious food and libations. The Akula Foundation is a nonprofit that provides resources to individuals in Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as patients and families of Canon Hospice free of charge.
Tickets: $25 per person or $40 per couple
Location: Southport Music Hall, 200 Monticello Ave.
Contact: 881-0452

Event: Father of the Year
Benefits: American Diabetes Association
Event Info: This event identifies and honors fathers who have demonstrated the ability to balance their personal lives while achieving a high level of success in their careers. The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all who have diabetes.
Tickets: $200
Location: Hilton Riverside Grand Ballroom, 2 Poydras St.
Contact: (888) 342-2383, extension 6072

Event: 4th annual Gold Medal Chefs Gala
Benefits: Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
Event Info: The annual event features a five-course dinner by Louisiana celebrity chefs and an awards ceremony to honor those in the industry who have made a significant impact on the lives of others. The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation works to improve the hospitality industry through education, health and social welfare of children in the community.
Tickets: $150
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St.
Contact: 913-5980


Event: Tales of the Cocktail
Benefits: New Orleans Culinary and Culture Preservation Society
Event Info: Five days of seminars, tastings, product launches, competitions and networking events attended by cocktail professionals of every description. The New Orleans Culinary and Culture Preservation Society is committed to preserving the unique cocktail culture in New Orleans through education, outreach, scholarships and training programs.
Tickets: Starting at $55
Location: 214 Royal St.
Contact: 948-0511

Event: Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner
Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans
Event Info: An evening of live entertainment, live and silent auctions, a dinner by award-winning chefs, and selected wine by Wine Importers Extraordinaire. Susan G. Komen New Orleans’ mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Tickets: $3,000 sponsor table of 10, $3,300 sponsor table of 11
Location: 300 Gravier St.
Contact: 455-7310


Event: 2015 SPE-YP Silent Auction and Casino Night
Benefits: Society of Petroleum Engineers – Delta Selection
Event Info: SPE-YP Delta Selection will be hosting its sixth annual “Silent Auction & Gala Fundraiser” for Core Element – the Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative. Core Element is a nonprofit dedicated to providing quality teaching in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) within six parishes in the New Orleans area.
Tickets: $60
Location: 610 South Peters St.
Contact: (985) 665-1562

Event: St. Jude in the Big Easy, A Legends for Charity Event
Benefits: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Event Info: An evening of dinner, cocktails, and auctions will honor Doug Thornton, Executive Vice President of SMG, for his role in the rebirth of the city after Hurricane Katrina. The mission of St. Jude’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Tickets: $150, $1,000 per table
Location: 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: (225) 282-3240

Event: Next Generation’s Banquet Fundraiser
Benefits: Next Generation
Event Info: The banquet will feature a live jazz band and a silent auction, as well as a multi-course gourmet meal, student testimonials and scholarship presentations. Next Generation exists to inspire students in their emotional, mental and relational wellbeing while promoting mentoring connections with community leaders.
Tickets: Free, sponsorship levels available
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 885-0980

Event: CHAIRish the Children
Benefits: Louisiana Children’s Museum
Event Info: The event features entertainment, cuisine, and a live and silent auction. The theme “Silver Linings” will celebrate the ways in which our community’s children are better than before Hurricane Katrina, and will honor individuals that have made a positive impact for children over the past 10 years. The Louisiana Children’s Museum offers life-changing programs that focus on family literacy and early childhood development.
Tickets: $75, $150 for the patron party
Location: 420 Julia St.
Contact: 266-2415