Registry of Charitable Events


January 9

2014 Peake BMW Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-off Party

Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info.: Come help kick off the party for the March 22 “2014 Peake BMW Leukemia Cup Regatta” at the Southern Yacht Club from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets: Free
Location: Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Roadway St.
Contact: 837-0945

January 16

Proudly Pro-Life Award Dinner

Benefits: New Orleans Right to Life
Event Info.: This year’s awards dinner will honor Cindy Collins and Mother Agnes Mary Donovan for their contributions to the pro-life conversations in the city. Cocktail hour begins promptly at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.
Tickets: $100 per person
Location: Chateau Country Club
Contact: 835-6520

January 16

The Good Apple Gala

Benefits: Louisiana Appleseed
Event Info.: Louisiana Appleseed celebrates its fifth anniversary with jazz and cocktails, and honors members of the community for their tremendous generosity and commitment to pro bono excellence.
Tickets: Starting at $100 per person; multiple sponsorship levels available
Location: The National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen,
945 Magazine St.
Contact: 561-7312

January 16

LSU Health Foundation Dinner to Benefit Urology

Benefits: LSU Health Foundation Department of Urology
Event Info.: The annual benefit dinner given by LSU Health Sciences Center, UroTigers Alumni Society and the LSU Health Foundation to further research and support the mission of the Department of Urology. The dinner will honor the Almar Foundation for all their contributions to LSU Health Foundation and the Department of Urology.
Tickets: Starting at $250 per person, with multiple sponsorship opportunities available
Location: 1542 Tulane Ave., Room 547
Contact: 568-2207

January 17

Fifth annual Suits & Salads Luncheon

Benefits: Dress for Success New Orleans
Event Info.: Gayle Benson serves as the keynote speaker at this year’s fifth annual luncheon supporting disadvantaged women in our community by providing them with professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools they need to thrive in the workplace and in life. Lunch will include a silent auction, original artwork for sale and a variety of pop-up boutiques from Ballin’s, Mimi, Hiller Jewelry and more.
Tickets: Sponsorship opportunities start at $125.
Location: Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St.
Contact: 891-4337

January 18

Blush Ball 2014: Party with a Purpose

 Benefits:  METRO: Metropolitan Center for Women & Children
 Event Info.:  This year’s Blush Ball celebrates the 13th anniversary of the Pussyfooters Marching Club. This trendy evening will feature live music, raffles and performances by The Pussyfooters Marching Club.
 Tickets:  $40 for general admission, VIP tables available
 Location : The Can nery,
3803 Toulouse St.
Contact: Online sales only,

January 30

Goldring-Woldenberg Major Donor Dinner

 Benefits:  Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
 Event Info.:  This event is open to major donors to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ Annual Campaign, and is generously underwritten by Darryl and Louellen Berger and the Windsor Court Hotel.
 Tickets:  $36 per person
 Location:  Windsor Court Hotel,
300 Gravier St.
 Contact:  N/A

January 31

Fifth annual Recycled Fashion Show

 Benefits:  Bridge House/Grace House
 Event Info.:  This annual fashion show features donated clothing tweaked by local designers into fashionable outfits. The evening will also include cuisine from over 20 restaurants, a cash bar, silent auction and entertainment.
 Tickets:  Advance tickets start at $25 per person
 Locatio n: Genera tions Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
Contact: 821-7288


February 7

SweetArts 2014

Benefits: Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans
Event Info.: CAC’s annual benefit will honor individuals and organizations that embody the heart and soul of the New Orleans cultural community.
Tickets: Starting at $100 per person
Location: CAC, 900 Camp St.
Contact: 528-3805

February 7-8

The Louisiana Sporting Clays Classic Fun Shoot

Benefits: The Chartwell Center
Event Info.: This year’s Classic Fun Shoot features a team-based series of competitive events over two days benefiting the Chartwell Center, which provides best-practice autism educational methods and care to autistic children and training for educators, administrators and professionals.
Tickets: Visit for more information
Location: 217 Bayou Road, Belle Chasse
Contact: 899-2478

February 13

Go Red for Women Luncheon

Benefits: American Heart Association
Event Info.: The annual “Go Red for Women Luncheon” is part of the Go Red for Women Movement, a national campaign launched by the American Heart Association that educates on the danger of heart disease, which kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Go Red for Women encourages local women to take charge of their heart health by making it a top priority so they can live longer, stronger lives.
Tickets: $100 per person
Location: Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St.
Contact: 830-2300

February 14

Touching a Life Luncheon

Benefits: Behind the Bench, the National Basketball Wives Association
Event Info.: Each year Behind the Bench holds the “Touching a Life Luncheon” during the NBA All-Star Weekend during their Community Service Day. The Luncheon was initiated as a means of recognizing a local individual or organization that make a difference by touching the lives of those in their community. This year Behind the Bench has chosen Young Audiences of Louisiana as the beneficiary. Since 1962, YALA has been committed to inspiring, empowering and uniting children and communities through education, arts and culture.
Tickets: $175 per person
Location: Harrah’s New Orleans, 8 Canal St.
Contact: 523-3525

February 18

Mardi Gras Mambo Bingo

Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info.: The Children’s Hospital Guild is throwing its annual “Mardi Gras Mambo Bingo” event, which features Mardi Gras Bingo, a parade of prizes, a 50/50 raffle
and plenty of festival fun.
Tickets: Contact Children’s Hospital to register
Location: Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner
Contact: 896-9373


March 11

Mad Hatter’s Luncheon & Fashion Show

Benefits: Women’s Guild New Orleans Opera Association
Event Info.: The 30th annual Mad Hatter’s Luncheon celebrates its first Esquire Award and will feature a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue, the traditional hat contest and a silent auction and raffle.
Tickets: $85 for supporters, $100 for patrons
Location: New Orleans Hilton Riverside, 2 Poydras St.
Contact: 267-9527

March 14

Lark in the Park

Benefits: City Park Carousel
Event Info.: Friends of City Park hosts the 32nd annual “Lark in the Park” to raise money to repair one of the city’s oldest icons, the City Park Carousel. Guests will enjoy the live musical entertainment of Flow Tribe, premium spirits, food from dozens of restaurants and a live auction.
Tickets: Friends of City Park member tickets are $90; nonmember tickets are $110; available at
Location: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 1 Palm Drive
Contact: 483-9368

March 15

2014 Secret Gardens Tour

Benefits: Brain Injury Association of Louisiana
Event Info.: This year’s tour of New Orleans’s hidden gardens will include guided and self-guided tours of 13 private gardens open to the public for one day only. Local artists, food vendors and outdoor boutique Secret Treasures will also have booths along the tour route. All proceeds go to raising funds and awareness for brain injury recovery in greater New Orleans and Louisiana.
Tickets: Advanced tickets are $60 for a guided tour, $25 for self-guided tours.
Location: Tour begins at 6149 St. Charles Ave. and continues along Webster Street, Henry Clay Avenue and St. Charles Avenue

March 18

An Evening Benefiting Lighthouse Louisiana

Benefits: Lighthouse Louisiana
Event Info.: The eighth annual Lighthouse Louisiana fundraiser celebrates a night of fun raising money for Lighthouse Louisiana, which is dedicated to serving the blind and visually impaired community by providing opportunities, services and products for independence.
Tickets: $150 per person
Location: Arnaud’s, 813 Bienville St.
Contact: 899-4501 extension 219

March 19-23

Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival

Event Info.: This five-day fête honors the legendary Tennessee Williams, his works and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home.” It will feature: two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars’ conference; short fiction, poetry and one-act play competitions; a breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and parties.
Tickets: $10-$100
Location: Hotel Monteleone and various French Quarter locations
Contact: 581-1144

March 21

Amazing Grapes Fine Wine & Entertaining Auction

Benefits: Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Event Info.: Two of New Orleans’ historic homes benefit from this year’s “Amazing Grapes Fine Wine & Entertaining Auction” with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, three-course seated wine dinner and live auction.
Tickets: $200 per person
Location: The Loews Hotel
Contact: 525-5661

March 22

2014 Peake BMW Leukemia Cup Regatta Race & After Party

Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info.: After an all-day event of sailing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding, this post-race party features food, music, cocktails and live and silent auctions.
Tickets: $50 per person
Location: Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Roadway St.
Contact: 837-0945

March 22

2014 Dancing for the Arts

Benefits: Young Audiences of Louisiana
Event Info.: This year’s annual gala pairs three notable men and three notable women from the community with professional dance instructors to compete and raise money for Young Audiences of Louisiana and its programs.
Tickets: Starting at $100
Location: Harrah’s Casino, 8 Canal St.
Contact: 523-3525

March 27

An Edible Evening

Benefits: Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
Event Info.: Supporting food education and comprehensive wellness at FirstLine Schools, “An Edible Evening” is held annually in the expansive organic Edible Garden of Samuel L. Green Charter School, featuring local restaurants, live music and wine from Presqu’ile Winery.
Tickets: Patron party tickets start at $125; general admission starts $50 per person
Location: Samuel L. Green Charter School, 2319 Valence St.
Contact: 267-9053

March 28

“Fly Away” Sugarplum Ball

Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info.: This year’s 32nd annual “Sugarplum Ball” is a black-tie gala affair with an aeronautic theme benefitting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Tickets: Sponsorship levels begin at $350 per couple
Location: Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.
Contact: 896-9373

March 28

Third annual “Keeping Our Promises” Gala

Benefits: Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans
Event Info.: The Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans celebrates not only its third annual “Keeping Our Promises” gala, but also the Daughters’ 180th anniversary of providing health services to the New Orleans community.
Tickets: $100 to $175
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 212-9568

March 28

Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization Gala

Benefits: New Orleans Ballet Association
Event Info.: This year’s gala to benefit our local ballet features a unique experience with seating on the stage for the performance with renowned Joffrey Ballet company, a champagne reception, a gourmet seated dinner and dancing.
Tickets: Starting at $500 per person
Location: Mahalia Jackson Theater
Contact: 522-0996, extension 208

March 28-29

Hogs for the Cause

Benefits: Pediatric Brain Cancer
Event Info.: Hogs for the Cause raises funds for pediatric cancer outreach and services nationwide. What began as an idea to host a small pig roast at the Fly became a huge roasting festival for family and friends and continues to grow each year.
Tickets: $10 early bird (until January 15), $15 pre-sale, $25 at the gate
Location: City Park

March 29

15th annual Soul Revival

Benefits: Legacy Donor Foundation
Event Info.: This elegant evening will take place in the Garden District home of Lauren and George Brower and will be chaired by Mark Romig. All proceeds of the evening go to the Legacy Donor foundation, the only organization in Louisiana that is solely dedicated to growing the state organ donor registry.
Tickets: $100 to $150
Location: Home of Lauren and George Brower
Contact: 588-8900

March 29

UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball

Benefits: UNCF
Event Info.: Join the glitterati to party for America’s largest and most effective minority education organization – this strictly formal black-tie ball promises to amaze with national live entertainment, cuisine by celebrity chefs and a red carpet parade of masks.
Tickets: $500 per person
Location: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.
Contact: 581-3794


April 4

37th annual Julia Jump

Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
Event Info.: Featuring great live music, tasty snacks from around the city and an auction, “Julia Jump” is an opportunity to support our historic architecture and New Orleans neighborhoods.
Tickets: Starting at $125
Location: Arbor Room, City Park
Contact: 581-7032

April 4

Sentimental Journeys 2014: Night in the Gardens of Spain

Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info.: This annual fundraising event for Longue Vue House and Garden celebrates the Spanish Court of the Alhambra with all the mystery, romance and intrigue of Spain. Guests will enjoy an evening of wines, exquisite cuisine and a special orchestral performance composed specifically for the evening, as well as the event’s signature auction of exceptional travel experiences.
Tickets: $250 per person
Location: Home of Joseph and Stephanie Bruno
Contact: 293-4723

April 5

Hickory Dickory Rock

Benefits: Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: Celebrate a family-friendly evening for a good cause at “Hickory Dickory Rock,” this year’s spring benefit for the Family Service of Greater New Orleans, the nonprofit providing mental health counseling to southeastern Louisiana. Bag of Donuts will be the featured musical entertainment for four hours of food and rides at the amusement area of City Park.
Tickets: $10 per person
Location: City Park Amusement Area
Contact: 822-0800

April 5

Cochon Cotillion XVIII

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: Celebrate the first ball of the Mardi Gras 2014 season with the Krewe of Pork and Beads. Costume and tacky attire are requested as you enjoy food from many of New Orleans’s finest restaurants, a complimentary bar, silent auction, music and dancing.
Tickets: $100 per person
 Location:  Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
 Contact:  821-7135

April 10

School House Rock

 Benefits:  City Year New Orleans
 Event Info.:  “School House Rock” is an annual event produced by City Year New Orleans that brings together men and women from across New Orleans to celebrate service, particularly that of City Year corps members, each of whom have dedicated a year of full-time service to education in New Orleans.
 Tickets:  $100 per person
 Location:  Rozy’s Jazz Hall, 500 Valence St.
 Contact:  561-1290

April 12

Faberge Opus Ball

 Benefits:  Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
 Event Info.:  This year’s benefit “Opus Ball” combines a performance by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the recently renovated Civic Theater featuring Russian-American pianist, Lola Astanova, followed by a seated dinner and dance at the Hyatt Regency.
Tickets:  Starting at $250 with sponsorship opportunities up to $10,000.
Location: Civic Theatre and Hyatt Regency
Contact: 523-6530

April 15

Men and Women of Fashion Prix d’Elegance Luncheon

Benefits: New Orleans Ballet Association
Event Info.: The Men and Women of Fashion will host their  annual luncheon introducing this year’s “Best Dressed” honorees, a fashion show, silent auction and lunch.
Tickets: $100 per person
Location: Riverside Hilton New Orleans, 2 Poydras St.
Contact: 522-0996, extension 206


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