Jeffery Hopper, Torie Kranze, and Dr. Fred Teran stand up for kidney and urinary tract disease education and prevention at the 20th Annual New Orleans Kidney Walk in November. 


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Kidney donor Laurel Valentino, Dr. Anil S. Paramesh, Michelle Boudreaux, and Craig Harris participate in the 20th Annual New Orleans Kidney Walk, held in November at Lafreniere Park to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana in their mission to educate about and prevent kidney and urinary tract disease, and raise awareness for the need for organ donation. 


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Andrew Gregorian, Oksana Nimkevych, Allan Couvillion, Jr., and Dr. Mihran Naljayan help raise money for the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana at the organization’s annual two-mile walk to raise money for research and educational efforts. The New Orleans Kidney Walk also provides an opportunity for dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients, donor families, living donors, the medical and business communities, and the public to celebrate life and create lasting community and long-term support for the National Kidney Foundation’s mission.


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Titos Sompa, Sidiki Conde, Derrick Moss, Dr. Michael White and Monique Moss enjoy art and nature at FORESTival, a fundraising event to benefit Studio in the Woods in November. (Photo by Fernando Lopez)  


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Andy Horowitz, Ama Rogan, and Derborah Ross celebrate Studio in the Woods 20th anniversary at FORESTival in November. Set in more than seven acres of lush bottomland hardwood forest in Lower Algiers Coast, A Studio in the Woods has supported over 200 artists and scholars through its residency programs, forest restoration and research and community outreach. (Photo by Gary Michael Smith) 


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Joe Butler, Alexandra “Sascha” Mora, and Denise and Deliam Frazier enjoy an evening of live music, local cuisine, art activities, walks in the woods lead by Tulane University students, a silent auction, and more at FORESTival, a fundraiser for A Studio in the Woods held on their grounds in November. (Photo by Fernando Lopez)


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Julia Fluellen, Gregory Romig, Anne Raymond, Else Pedersen, Jeff Haigler, and Karen and Steve Tipton attend March for Recovery at Marsalis Harmony Park in November. Presented by Bridge House / Grace House, this fundraising event is held to celebrate those recovering from addiction while remembering the lives that have been lost.  


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Gregory Romig, Roberto Espinoza, Mary Meeker at Bridge House / Grace House’s March for Recovery in November. Participants were invited to march once around Marsalis Harmony Park while carrying handkerchiefs of different colors honoring a loved one’s struggle with addiction – blue – their own journey through recovery – purple – or a loved one whose life has been lost to the disease – white. 


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Felicia Kleinpeter enjoys a fall day in Marsalis Harmony Park during the 2021 March for Recovery, presented by Bridge House / Grace House. The march around the park was followed by refreshments and music to honor the lifelong journey of recovery.


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Jessica Huneycutt, John Bukaty and Dana Reed enjoy a night of food and fun at Upturn Arts’ 8th Annual Appetite for Art dinner, presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust at Costera in November to raise more than $62,000 for the organization’s educational programs. 


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Danielle Sutton, Anne Morris, Maureen Long, and James Pirtle attend the 2021 Appetite for Art Dinner at Costera to benefit Upturn Arts’ creative educational programming. Guests raised a total of $62,176 while enjoying performances by Upturn Funk, featuring special guest Effie Inglefield, a live and silent auction, delicious food and wine, prizes and more. 


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Mark Rachel, Danielle Lomanico, Jeremy Gulledge and Rachael Jaffe share a smile at Costera during the Appetite for Art dinner in November. The annual event benefits Upturn Arts, a fun and creative program that teaches children in the New Orleans community to explore and build confidence in themselves as artists.