St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events
DBE Silver Tea
Event Info.: DBE is a national philanthropic organization of women of British ancestry. This event will raise funds for Mountbatten House assisted living facility.
Location: St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Byrd Hall
Contact: 367-4116, DBEinLa.com
Benefits: Magazine Street Merchants Association
Event Info.: On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, stroll Magazine Street while shops stay open until 9 p.m. There will be music, bubbly and plenty of special offers.
Location: Magazine Street
Business Hall of Fame
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: Established in 1984, this event honors local businessmen and women who have embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship in our community. Honorees must have a record of outstanding entrepreneurial achievements, must be recognized by his or her organization or profession to have made a very significant contribution to the success of the organization or profession, must adhere to high moral and ethical principles and must serve as a role model for others.
Tickets: $700/Couple; $3,000 or $5,000/Table of 10
Location: The Ritz-Carlton
Contact: 569-8685, JAGNO.org
25th Annual Women of Substance Luncheon
Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House
Event Info.: Each spring Bridge House / Grace House hosts this event to honor local female role models for the many women in their substance use disorder treatment program who are striving to become sober and self-sufficient. Three outstanding women from the New Orleans community who BHGH feels possess the ideals of a Grace House woman are chosen as the honorees. The event also recognizes three other individual honorees: a “Richard ‘Buzzy’ Gaiennie Award” recipient, a “Volunteer of the Year Award” recipient and a Grace House “Alumna of the Year” recipient.
Tickets: $100/Ticket; $1,000/Table of 10
Location: Audubon Tea Room
Contact: 821-7134, BridgeHouse.org/events/women-of-substance
SWEETARTS 2020: CHANGE, Into a Radiant Future
Benefits: Contemporary Arts Center
Event Info.: The CAC’s premier annual ball has been reimagined into an elegant evening in a private home where the theme will be revealed in phases of “epicurean delights, visual exploration, live musical experiences and moments honoring the contributions of exceptional artistic leaders in the New Orleans community. … Guests can expect immersive experiences, tantalizing surprises and authentic artistry.”
Location: Home of Alison Diboll
Contact: 528-3805, CACNO.org
IPNO’s 19th Anniversary Gala
Benefits: Innocence Project New Orleans
Event Info.: The evening will include a cocktail party, buffet dinner, open bar, silent auction, performance, award program and more. This event will celebrate their freed, innocent clients and recognize the scores of innocent men and women still incarcerated and needing our legal assistance. Dozens of their freed clients, along with their loved ones, will be in attendance.
Tickets: $150/Ticket; Tables and Sponsorships Available
Location: The Fillmore
Contact: 330-2111, ip-no.org
Benefits: Greater New Orleans Foundation
Event Info.: During one-day event, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, you can support your favorite local causes by donating to one or more of 700+ participating nonprofit organizations. Past events have raised nearly $5.6 million yearly from nearly 49,000 donations across the nation and around the world.
Tickets: $10/Minimum donation
Contact: 598-4663, GiveNola.org
Black & White Gala
Benefits: Hispanic Apostolate
Event Info.: The gala will feature an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a buffet dinner, as well as music and entertainment, a silent auction and more.
Location: Magnolia Plantation
Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info.: The annual gala will celebrate “Entwined” and the museum’s spring exhibition series. In addition, there will be music from the city’s top musicians and DJs; complimentary dishes and desserts; full open bars; a dance party; and a silent auction featuring contemporary Southern artists.
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Contact: 539-9604, OgdenMuseum.org/magnoliaball
Third annual Soirée de Lumiere
Benefits: Lighthouse Louisiana
Event Info.: This evening will begin with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a seated, gourmet dinner, including the surprise Dans Le Noir course. In addition there will be silent and live auctions, music and the evening’s events while supporting Lighthouse’s 105-year mission of empowering people with disabilities through services, employment and advocacy.
Location: Arnaud’s Restaurant’s Count’s Ballroom
Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala
Benefits: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info.: This event is the culmination of a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research and patient support services among a group of dedicated local business leaders. Candidates and their teams, comprised of family and friends, work to raise funds. The man and woman who raise the most funds by the end of the ten weeks is awarded the prestigious title of New Orleans Man or Woman of the Year.
Tickets: $2,500/Table of 10
Location: The National WWII Museum
Contact: 758-3218, mwoy.org/nola
Art in Bloom 2020 | Beauty, Ingenuity, and Tradition presented by IBERIABANK
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info.: For four days NOMA will showcase spectacular floral designs created by more than 100 garden clubs, floral designers and creative talents from across New Orleans. This year’s theme will bring together exhibitors from New Orleans and beyond to celebrate the diverse artistic cultures that animate our history. Events will include a Patron and Preview Party on the 25th; a lecture series on the 26th featuring celebrated women’s fashion designer Tanya Taylor of Tanya Taylor Clothing, and legendary floral designer and event planner Lewis Miller of Lewis Miller Design; and a luncheon and fashion show featuring looks from Taylor’s collection presented by Tanya Taylor Clothing and SOSUSU.
Contact: 658-412, NOMA.org
Lark in the Park
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info.: The premier party in the park, this fundraiser will feature live music and entertainment; silent and live auctions; raffles; and festive food and libations. Proceeds from this year’s party will benefit new technology and enhancements for “Celebration in the Oaks.”
Tickets: $75/Party Flock (under 35) Ticket; $90/Member Ticket; $100/Ticket
Location: New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
Mr. Legs XX
Benefits: Bridge House / Grace House
Event Info.: One of BHGH’s largest fundraisers, this event features male contestants who show a little leg for charity. As a parody of a beauty pageant, Mr. Legs contestants don costumes and perform on stage for a few minutes each, entertaining the crowd. Contestants solicit funds before and during the event; the title of “Mr. Legs” is awarded to the contestant that raises the most money. Prizes are also awarded for 1st and 2nd Runner Up. Celebrity Judges select winners from various categories such as: Best Costume, Sexiest Legs, Hairiest, Skinniest Legs and Best Performance. The event also features complimentary food from local restaurants, a silent auction and a raffle. An open bar is available to all guests and VIP ticket holders have an open bar in the VIP area only.
Tickets: $50/Ticket in Advance; $65/Ticket at Door; $100/VIP Ticket
Location: Generations Hall
Contact: 821-7134, BridgeHouse.org/events/mr-legs
“Opening Night Party for Troilus and Cressida”
Benefits: The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Event Info.: Patrons, special guests and the cast and crew of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane will celebrate the festival’s 27th season immediately after the performance.
Location: Lupin Hall Theatre,
Contact: 865-5105, NewOrleansShakespeare.org
July 30-August 2
The New Orleans Antiques Forum
Benefits: The Historic New Orleans Collection
Event Info.: This event provides attendees the opportunity to learn from the best in antique decorative arts. Each year the four-day program brings scholars and experts from around the world to present entertaining and engaging talks on topics such as porcelain, glassware, New Orleans-made silver, paintings and more. Topics also include practical sessions on living with antiques. Optional events, such as a day-trip excursion, house museum tours, courtyard receptions and a Sunday jazz brunch are also available. Registration opens Monday, June 8.
Location: The Historic New Orleans Collection Chartres Street Campus
Contact: 523-4662, HNOC.org/antiques
“Hancock Whitney White Linen Night”
Benefits: Contemporary Arts Center
Event Info.: This annual event gives art lovers the opportunity to explore specially curated exhibitions of local, regional and internationally renowned artists at more than 20 of New Orleans’ finest galleries and arts institutions, including the Contemporary Arts Center, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the National WWII Museum. The Julia Street block party also features cuisine and cocktails from more than 30 local restaurants and vendors, and is free and open to the public. The celebration will continue at the “Hancock Whitney White Linen, After Dark” official after-party at the CAC.
Tickets: Free/Julia Street Block Party; $20/CAC After Dark Ticket
Location: 900 Camp Street & 300-700 blocks of Julia Street
Contact: 528-3805, CACNO.org
“2020: A Space Odyssey”
Benefits: National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
Event Info.: The Kidney Foundation is heading on an intergalactic journey through the cosmos and wants you to come along for the ride. The extraterrestrial brunch will feature a specialty welcome cocktail, appetizers, an open bar and interstellar desserts from New Orleans’ chefs and restaurants. Other festivities include DJs, a live feed photo booth, dancing, a live auction, a punch wall and more.
Location: Hyatt Regency
Contact: 861-4500, KidneyLA.org/2020-a-space-odyssey
35th annual Crimestoppers GNO Awards Luncheon
Event Info.: This annual luncheon will honor community and business leaders, law enforcement and media that work to fight crime in our community.
Tickets: $125/Ticket; Sponsorships Available
Location: New Orleans Marriott
Contact: 837-8477, CrimestoppersGNO.org
Benefits: Next Generation Ministries
Event Info.: Next Generation Clubs give teens opportunities to meet mentors and discover their potential. This gala will celebrate students and explore how God works through his people to accomplish his purposes.
Location: Hyatt Regency
Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans
Benefits: Audubon Zoo
Event Info.: This family-style festival for all ages features live musical entertainment, sing-along groups for kids, interactive games, arts and crafts, a Toddler Area, kid-approved food and drink, giant inflatables, arcade games, opportunities to meet the animals, magicians, face painters and more.
Location: Audubon Zoo
Sip Sip Hooray! for CASA Jefferson – A Wine and Spirits Fundraiser
Benefits: CASA Jefferson Inc.
Event Info.: This event will include a wine tasting; bourbon, rum, vodka and gin tastings; small bites; both live and silent auctions; and live music. Spirits will be provided by Seven Three Distilling Co. and wine will be provided by Artisan Fine Wines. This event is CASA Jefferson’s primary fundraiser ,which will help raise funds to ensure that they can continue to provide quality advocacy for every abused and or neglected child in need in Jefferson Parish.
Location: Fulton Alley
Contact: 533-8757, CasaJefferson.org/sip-sip-hooray-casajeff
Cochon Cotillion XXIV
Benefits: Bridge House / Grace House
Event Info.: Join BHGH at the first “unofficial” ball of the 2021 Carnival Season. Guests will don their best costumes and tackiest attire and join King Bill Metcalf and Queen Karen DeBlieux for an evening of festivities, including the music of ELS and Mike Morris, the Cochon Cotillion mini-parade, fare from local restaurants, an open bar, a large silent auction and a raffle.
Tickets: $100/Ticket; $150/Patron Party Ticket
Location: Mardi Gras
Contact: 821-7134, BridgeHouse.org/events/cochon-cotillion
Inaugural Imagination Gala
Benefits: Ochsner Health System
Event Info.: Funds Mardi Gras World will be transformed into a magical space that will feature upscale cuisine, libations, special presentations, games, dancing to the sounds of Big Blast and the Party Masters and much more. Proceeds from the gala will help support the Pediatric Innovations Fund, which are used to meet the hospital’s greatest needs, including patient therapy, medical play and research.
Location: Mardi Gras World
* All information compiled from submissions to St. Charles Avenue on or before April 15.