Soiree d’Or

Benefits: The Historic New Orleans Collection
Event Info: THNOC will toast its 50th anniversary at this black-tie gala, where you can celebrate in style with live, local music by the Preservation All-Stars, The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra and Joe Lastie Jr. and the Lastie Family Gospel with food by Ralph Brennan Catering.
Tickets: $175+/ticket
Location: The Orpheum Theater – 129 Roosevelt Way
Contact: 523-4662

Seventh annual Dress for Success “Suits & Salads” Luncheon

Benefits: Dress for Success New Orleans
Event Info: The luncheon and fundraiser will feature keynote speaker Lauren LeBlanc, owner of Fleurty Girl, silent auction, raffle and fashion show highlighting local mothers and daughters. Proceeds from the luncheon will help Dress for Success New Orleans achieve their goal of suiting 500+ women annually.
Tickets: $85/ticket; $125/patron sponsor; $250/patron pair sponsor
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans – 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 891-4337

Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute
Event Info: This annual black-tie gala features food and drink from New Orleans’ finest restaurants, musical entertainment, a silent auction and even a luxury Lexus vehicle raffle. All 2016 proceeds will go to support restoration of Audubon Zoo’s Tropical Bird House.
Tickets: $175+/ticket
Location: Audubon Zoo – 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 861-6160

21st annual Women of Substance Luncheon

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: This formal fundraising event is designed to honor local female role models for women in substance abuse treatment programs, which features three primary honorees that will receive the Volunteer Recognition Award. The luncheon will feature a large silent auction, a raffle, entertainment and a delicious meal.
Tickets: $100/seat; $1,000/table
Location: Audubon Tea Room – 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 821-7134


Benefits: Boys Town Louisiana
Event Info: In honor of National Foster Care Month, Boys Town Louisiana will a host a night filled with bowling, music, food and an art auction. This fundraiser will help Boys Town Louisiana to continue its goal of saving children and healing families in Louisiana.
Tickets: $25/ticket
Location: Rock ‘N’ Bowl – 3000 S. Carrollton Ave.
Contact: 293-7900

Business Hall of Fame

Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: The “Business Hall of Fame” honors local businessmen and women who embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship in our community. Those honored must provide an excellent role model for others through high moral and ethical principles. This event benefits the Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, whose core purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to participate fully in our economy.
Tickets: $350/ticket; $5000/table of 10
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel – 130 Roosevelt Way     
Contact: 569-8658

Fifth annual Literary Luncheon “Authors in Kind”

Benefits: The Alzheimer’s Association
Event Info: Bibliophiles will gather for an afternoon of meet-and-greets, book signings and career discussions hosted by author and radio host Tom Fitzmorris. The luncheon will serve to help The Alzheimer’s Association to continue with its mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through advancement of research.
Tickets: $150 and $200/ticket; $1,500/table of 10
Location: The Cannery – 3803 Toulouse St.
Contact: 613-6505

Art & Soul: Home is Where the ART is

Benefits: The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute
Event Info: This annual gala will feature fabulous performances by NOCCA alumni including Roxie le Rouge, Sweet Crude and Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Some of New Orleans’ favorite restaurants will provide the food, the gala will feature an art-filled silent auction and there’s even a “Twilighter Ticket” for late-night revelers. The NOCCA Institute’s mission is to invest in young artists in order to build educational, economic and cultural vitality.
Tickets: $75-$250
Location: Press Street Station – 5 Press St.
Contact: 940-2851

Rhythm & Soul

Benefits: Jewish Family Services of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: An elegant seated dinner and program at the Audubon Tea Room for a festive evening celebrating former JFS Executive Director Julanne Isaacson. Jewish Family Service is a social service agency that serves people of all faiths in the Greater New Orleans area.
Tickets: $125 and up
Location: Audubon Tea Room – 6500 Magazine St.
Contact: 831-8475

Annual Guardian Angel Award Gala

Benefits: Project Lazarus
Event Info: An elegant cocktail hour, dinner, auction and program held at Messina’s at the Terminal at the Lakefront Airport. This formal event will recognize two of Project Lazarus’ most esteemed volunteers and supporters, David Cortez and Anne Milling. Project Lazarus helps empower people living with HIV/AIDS by offering important support services.
Tickets: $150/ticket
Location: Messina’s at the Terminal – 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.    
Contact: 949-3609, extension 505

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

Benefits: NOWFE
Event Info: One of the premiere culinary events in the country, attracting over 10,000 gourmands and connoisseurs as well as art and music lovers alike. NOWFE is a nonprofit with 100 percent of proceeds going to local causes that support culinary education.
Tickets: $75+/ticket or event
Location: Multiple locations across the city
Contact: 934-1474


15th anniversary Gala

Benefits: Innocence Project New Orleans
Event Info: A night to celebrate freedom and gather for justice, the gala will include a cocktail party, catered buffet dinner, open bar, silent auction and much more. The Innocence Project represents innocent, life-sentenced prisoners in Louisiana and Mississippi with no cost to them or their loved ones. So far they have freed or exonerated 27 prisoners who had served 558 years in Louisiana and Mississippi prisoners among them.
Tickets: $150/ticket; $1,750/table of 10
Location: The Cannery – 3803 Toulouse St.
Contact: 943-1902

Heart & Soul Gala

Benefits: American Heart Association
Event Info: This event will help raise funds to help create education outreach programs to benefit the New Orleans community. The American Heart Association, the oldest and largest voluntary health organization in the nation, works to fight cardiovascular diseases and defects, the No. 1 killer in Louisiana.
Tickets: $250/ticket
Location: Generations Hall/The Metropolitan – 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
Contact: 830-2300

Shir Chadash in the Berkshires

Benefits: Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation
Event Info: To honor Rabbi Linden, this event will feature live music, food and shared memories to help congratulate the rabbi for accepting the position as lead rabbinical role in a camp in Berkshire.
Tickets: $54, $125, $250 & $500/ticket
Location: Shir Chadash – 3737 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie
Contact: 889-1144

Magnolia Ball

Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info: The Ogden’s spring fundraiser, featuring music from the city’s top DJ’s, food trucks, specialty cocktails, a silent auction and a dance party. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world.
Tickets: $75-$250/ticket
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art – 925 Camp St.
Contact: 539-9600

Sapphire Gala

Benefits: The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital
Event Info: A 45th anniversary gala to celebrate EJGH's accomplishments, caregivers and its commitment to the community.
Tickets: $200/ticket
Location: National World War II Museum's Freedom Pavilion: the Boeing Center – 945 Magazine St.

A Blind Taste

Benefits: WRBH Radio for the blind
Event Info: For this five-course dinner and wine pairing guests will be blindfolded during dinner, in hope that the diners will gain awareness of some of the challenges that the station's listeners experience on a daily basis. WRBH is the United States' only reading radio service to operate on the FM dial.
Tickets: $200/ticket; $1,000/table of 4; $3,000/table of 8; $5,000/table of 10
Location: La Petite Grocery – 4238 Magazine St.
Contact: 899-1144

New Orleans Father of the Year Awards

Benefits: American Diabetes Association
Event Info: This event honors fathers who have demonstrated the ability to balance their personal lives, to serve as a role mode for their children and to help make a positive difference in their community. This event will help the American Diabetes Association to follow its mission of preventing and curing diabetes to improve the lives of those affected.
Tickets: $250/ticket; $2,500+/table
Location: Hyatt Regency – 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 889-0278, extension 6072

Spotlight on Success

Benefits: March of Dimes
Event Info: “Spotlight on Success” pays tribute to a select group of outstanding professionals in the Greater New Orleans area. The night will hold a silent auction with Honoree Auction Packages, and all funds will go to support the March of Dimes. March of Dimes’ main focus is researching and finding cures for causes of deaths among infants, including prematurity and birth defects.
Tickets: $75/ticket; $125/Patron Party
Location: Mardi Gras World – 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Contact: 264-9290

Opening Night Party

Benefits: New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University
Event Info: The “Opening Night Party” will benefit the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane to inform people about the upcoming festival season and its educational components.
Tickets: $50/ticket
Location: Lupin Theater – 16 Newcomb Blvd.
Contact: 865-5106

26th annual Le Gala de la Bonne Vie

Benefits: National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
Event Info: The gala will honor five individuals who have made a difference to for those with kidney disease or who have had an organ transplant. The National Kidney Foundation is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to preventing urinary system diseases, improving the lives of those affected by the diseases and increasing availability of all organs for transplantation.
Tickets: $125/ticket
Location: New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center – 859 Convention Center Blvd.
Contact: 861-4500

Don't Forget to Feed Mama

Benefits: New Orleans Council on Aging's "Meals on Wheels"
Event Info: This event will include three live bands, good food, an open bar, an auction and a raffle to benefit those who provide service to feed the elderly who are in need.
Tickets: $100/ticket
Location: City Park's Arbor Room – 12 Magnolia Drive
Contact: 821-4121


Mr. Legs XVI

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info: This fun event features male contestants who don costumes and perform on stage to solicit funds from the crowd; whoever raises the most is crowned “Mr. Legs.” Bridge House/Grace House provides long-term, gender-specific treatment to people in the community who have become dependent on drugs or alcohol.
Tickets: $40/ticket ahead of time; $45/ticket at door; $75/VIP
Location: Generations Hall/The Metropolitan – 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
Contact: 821-7134

Tango Celebration

Benefits: Casa Argentina
Event Info: This evening celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Independence of Argentina will include a dinner, dance and show. Three couples of dancers will perform under the artistic direction or Miriam Larici, one of the most acclaimed Argentine tango dancers in the world. A Patron Party will precede the dinner and local musicians will perform Latin music throughout the evening. Casa Argentina is a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 with the mission of preserving Argentinean culture as well as developing educational and philanthropic activities.
Tickets: $95/ticket
Location: J.W. Marriott – 614 Canal St.
Contact: 377-1162

Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner

Benefits: Susan G. Komen New Orleans
Event Info: This event will honor five chefs who’ll prepare a delicious course paired with Wine Importers Extraordinaire. Events like this help Komen New Orleans continue its mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care and energizing science to find the cure.
Tickets: $275/ticket; $3,000+/sponsor tables
Location: Windsor Court Hotel – 300 Gravier St.
Contact: 455-7310

Tales Restaurant Week

Benefits: Tales of the Cocktail
Event Info: New Orleans’ best restaurants will offer patrons special fixed menu prices all week long.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Participating restaurants
Contact: 948-0511

Tales of the Cocktail 2016

Benefits: Tales of the Cocktail
Event Info: The world’s premier cocktail festival, featuring a week of seminars, tastings, networking and much more. With 200+ events developed specifically for spirits professionals, Tales of the Cocktail is the premiere meeting place for the industry’s top minds, with chances to exchange ideas, products and techniques.
Tickets: Varies based on event
Location: Multiple locations
Contact: 948-0511

Dancing for the Cure

Benefits: Cancer Crusaders
Event Info.: A supper dance featuring The Wise Guys, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, an elegant buffet dinner and a decadent dessert.
Tickets: $75/ticket
Location: Chateau Golf & Country Club –3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner
Contact: 858-1110


New Orleans Antiques Forum

Benefits: The Historic New Orleans Collection
Event Info: Experts and enthusiasts alike will gather for a four-day forum to discuss and explore decorative arts. Dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, the event will benefit The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Tickets: $100-200/ticket
Location: THNOC’s Williams Research Center – 210 Charters St.
Contact: 523-4662

Next Generation Fundraising Banquet

Benefits: Next Generation
Event Info: Guests will enjoy a live band, silence auction, fabulous dinner, as well as student success stories and an award presentation. Next Generation serves 47 schools in the Gulf South, and their mission is to build long-term mentoring relationships between Junior and Senior High School students and community leaders.
Tickets: Free event, sponsorships available
Location: Sheraton Hotel – 500 Canal St.
Contact: 885-0980