St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events

January-April 2021

You will notice that this year’s events listings are a little bit sparser than usual. Due to the impact of the pandemic, many events have moved online and many more are postponing celebrations for a little longer in hopes that we’ll be able to gather in greater numbers.

Please note that we’ve done all we can to make certain that everything here is correct as of December 14, though all details are subject to change. Additionally, should the event take place as planned, certain aspects which rely on community support (for example food, beverages, auction donations, etc.), may be altered or unavailable.

Please check with the nonprofit host before making plans. If you don’t see your event listed, please reach out. We will be continuing to update this calendar online at SaintCharlesAvenue.com as more information and events become available.

It is more important than ever to support our city and the nonprofits that lift it up!

 

January

8
Gretchen and Rodger Wheaton & Nancy Lassen present “Honoring the Life of Shelley Middleberg,”
Benefits: Contemporary Arts Center
Event Info.: “SweetArts 2020: Changes into A Radiant Future,” is a series of curated, intimate events filled with epicurean delights, sumptuous libations and more. Elegantly designed and privately hosted by leading art patrons, the “SweetArts 2020” gatherings, of which this is the last, will be hosted in unique locales for intimate circles of 25 guests.
Tickets: $350-$5,000/Ticket
Location: Home of Denise Berthiaume
Contact: CACNo.org

14 & 21
12th Annual Good Apple Gala
Benefits: Louisiana Appleseed
Event Info.: Louisiana Appleseed is a statewide nonprofit based in New Orleans, Louisiana that focuses on policy-level solutions by recruiting attorneys to provide free services through a research-oriented approach to policy change. Each year the “Good Apple Gala” honors the work of Louisiana Appleseed volunteers who embody the organization’s mission and gives Social Justice awards to individuals whose daily work exceeds expectations in creating access to justice, education and opportunity.
Tickets: $150-$10,000+/Sponsorship
Location: Sazerac House & Online
Contact: 561-7312; LouisianaAppleseed.org/2021gala

26
NCJW Hannah G. Solomon Award Virtual Event
Benefits: National Council of Jewish Women, GNO
Event Info.: This award is given annually to a community leader who exemplifies the qualities of Hannah G. Solomon, founder of the NCJW, GNO. Recipients selected are known for their interest, activity and stand on issues on which NCJW is in sympathy. They have brought about important community programs and services through their leadership in a volunteer capacity and each has been a catalyst for social change.
Tickets: Various levels
Location: Zoom
Contact: 861-7788; NCJWOrleans.org

26
WYES Season of Personal Chefs Featuring Susan Spicer of Rosedale and Eason Barksdale of Bayona
Benefits: WYES
Event Info.: WYES invites you to a virtual dinner party via Zoom with two notable New Orleans chefs: Susan Spicer and Eason Barksdale. Feast on cuisine from both Bayona and Rosedale restaurants while chefs Spicer and Barksdale discuss the evening’s recipes. Participants can expect a delicious multi-course takeout menu, a bottle of wine and can join in with questions and comments as they savor and watch. On the day of the event, meal pickup is at Rosedale 4-5:30 p.m. The virtual dinner party begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost includes all courses and unique access code to the Zoom event. The event supports local restaurants and WYES, New Orleans’ PBS member station.
Tickets: $99/Ticket
Location: Virtual; Meal pickup at Rosedale
Contact: 486-5511; WYES.org/events

31
60 Years of Support, Service and Song
Benefits: Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation
Event Info.: This virtual celebration of Conservative Judaism in the Greater New Orleans Area will honor numerous congregants who have contributed for decades to the Shir Chadash community. There will be musical appearances from Meryl Zimmerman, Shir Chadash Education Director; David Kaplinsky, Ziegler Rabbinical student; and Music and Art from the young people of Shir Chadash. Also featured will be a special Shir Chadash Historical Video and messages from Rabbi Deborah Silver and former Rabbis Ethan Linden, Geoffrey Spector and Eric Cytron.
Tickets: Various levels
Location: Virtual
Contact: 889-1144; ShirChadash.org

 

February

28
Student of the Year Kickoff
Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info.: This event honors candidates and officially kicks off their efforts to raise funds to combat blood cancers and support local patients. Throughout the following seven weeks these High School Student Candidates will lead a team of their peers to raise more than $300,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s local efforts.
Tickets: TBD
Location: Virtual
Contact: 758-3213; StudentsOfTheYear.org

 

MARCH

2-4
An Edible Evening at Home
Benefits: Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
Event Info.: An Edible Evening at Home is a new version of the annual garden party under the stars. This year it will support the local restaurants that normally support the event. All ticket options will include your choice of meal from one of many beloved local New Orleans restaurants. All proceeds will be shared between Edible Schoolyard New Orleans and the participating restaurants.
Tickets: $50-$5,000/Ticket
Location: Virtual
Contact: 941-0089, Bidpal.net/EdibleEvening

5
New Orleans Go Red for Women Luncheon
Benefits: Greater New Orleans American Heart Association
Event Info.: In 2004, “Go Red for Women” was born as a campaign to raise awareness among women about their great health threat: heart disease. Slowly, the campaign grew into a movement – one that not only brought together thousands of women annually but became the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to eradicate heart disease and stroke all over the world. “Go Red for Women” provides a platform for women and their families to lead healthier lives and drive collective action for community transformation. It’s not just about wearing red; it’s about sharing heart health facts. The “Go Red for Women Luncheon” continues to serve as the cornerstone campaign of the “Go Red for Women” movement in local communities. This empowering campaign focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically needed funds to support research and education initiatives.
Tickets: $150/Ticket
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 872-3498; NewOrleansGoRed.heart.org

20
Sinai Soiree in Slippers
Benefits: Temple Sinai
Event Info.: This event will include home-delivered meals with fun table items to accompany the full course dinner. A Zoom event will work alongside the meal. Music will be streamed online to accompany the meal, and an online auction and raffle will also take place.
Tickets: $125/Ticket
Location: Virtual
Contact: 861-3693; TempleSinaiNola.com

20
UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball
Benefits: United Negro College, Inc. (UNCF)
Event Info.: The “UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball” is an annual premier fundraising gala and a major social event focusing on raising public awareness and large corporate and individual donations to support deserving students through UNCF. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, it involves celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF’s mission of investing in better futures for us all by getting students to and through college.
Tickets: TBD
Location: Virtual
Contact: 581-3794; UNCF.org/NOLAmaskedball

28
Parkway Promenade XXIX – An Evening at the Moulin Rouge
Benefits: Jefferson Beautification, Inc.
Event Info.: Jefferson Beautification, Inc. “Parkway Promenade XXIX – An Evening at the Moulin Rouge” will have the Grand Ballroom of Chateau Golf and Country Club “transformed” into the famous cabaret Moulin Rouge featuring fabulous food and drink, live music, games, raffles, silent and live auctions.
Tickets: $80/Ticket; Table Sponsorships Available
Location: Chateau Estates Golf and Country Club
Contact: 466-6063; JeffersonBeautification.org

 

April

6
48th annual Prix d’Elegance Luncheon & Fashion Show
Benefits: Men and Women of Fashion
Event Info.: The Men and Women of Fashion’s 48th annual “Prix d’Elegance Luncheon” will honor 10 men and 10 women who exemplify a unique personal style and are significant contributors in helping enhance our community. Including a delicious lunch, silent auction and raffle, the event will present a glamorous fashion show sponsored by Chatta Box Boutique and Jeff’s Haberdashery.
Tickets: $125/Ticket; Sponsorship Tickets and Tables Available
Location: Hilton Riverside Hotel
Contact: 522-0996, extension 208; NOBADance.com

8
Man & Woman of the Year Campaign Kickoff Celebration
Benefits: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info.: The “Man & Woman of the Year Campaign” is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of those affected by blood cancer and specifically two local children, Jack and Da’Ni, who are both Leukemia survivors. The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the 10-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of “Man or Woman of the Year” in the community. Since its genesis, the campaign has raised over $4 million in the Louisiana and Mississippi region with thousands of local blood cancer patients and their families receiving direct support along the way.
Tickets: TBD
Location: Virtual
Contact: 837-0945; mwoy.org/mwoy-new-orleans-0

10
JCRS Jewish Roots Jubilee Gala
Benefits: Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS)
Event Info.: The 2021 “Jewish Roots Jubilee” will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the modern Jewish Children’s Regional Service, which was born after the closing of the original Jewish Children’s Home orphanage, dating back to 1855.
The virtual event will feature New Orleans native Marlene Trestman and her soon-to-be-published book from LSU Press, Most Fortunate Unfortunates: New Orleans’s Jewish Orphans’ Home, 1855-1946. Marlene has received numerous public and academic awards and recognitions for her accomplishments as the former Maryland Assistant Attorney General and for her first book, Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin. Marlene is a graduate of Isidore Newman School and a JCRS “success story,” having received assistance from JCRS after the untimely deaths of both of her parents.
The gala will also feature music performed by the JCRS “Success Story Ensemble” – educational scholarship recipients who are currently pursuing advanced degrees in musical performance. An online auction focused on once-in-a-lifetime vacations and experiences will round out the evening.
Tickets: TBD
Location: Virtual
Contact: 828-6334; JCRS.org

17
Cochon Cotillion XXV
Benefits: Bridge House / Grace House
Event Info.: “Here Ye, Here Ye! Bridge House / Grace House cordially invites you to support our mission this year by joining us for the first ‘unofficial’ ball of the 2022 Carnival Season: ‘Cochon Cotillion XXV’ Presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust & Goldring Family Foundation.” 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 marvelous music of ELS and Mike Morris, the Cochon Cotillion mini-parade, delicious fare from local restaurants, an open bar, large silent auction, and a raffle.
Tickets: $150/Patron Party Ticket; $100/Ticket
Location: Mardi Gras World
Contact: 821-7134; BridgeHouse.org/events/cochon-cotillion

18
Student of the Year Grand Finale
Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info.: An event honoring the success of the 2021 Candidate Class and their teams who will have spent the previous seven weeks raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s local efforts.
Tickets: TBD
Location: Virtual
Contact: 758-3213; StudentsOfTheYear.org

20
Friendraising Luncheon
Benefits: Kingsley House
Event Info.: The annual event provides an inside look at the transformative work of Kingsley House. Proceeds ensure that Kingsley House can continue its impactful legacy of educating children, strengthening families and building community.
Tickets: Donations Encouraged
Location: Kingsley House & Virtual
Contact: 523-6221, extension 127; KingsleyHouse.org

23
Louisiana Bar Foundation 35th annual Fellows Gala
Benefits: Louisiana Bar Foundation
Event Info.: The LBF 35th annual “Fellows Gala” is a black-tie event that will honor Louisiana’s 2020 and 2019 Distinguished Honorees and Calogero Justice Award recipients. The gala draws an outstanding mix of attendees, including judges, attorneys and law professors throughout the state in support of the LBF mission.
Tickets: $200/Ticket; $500-$6,500/Sponsorship Levels
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 561-1046; RaisingTheBar.org/gala

30
Wine Fete
Benefits: Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Event Info: This annual event is a wine tasting and silent auction benefitting the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses. Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses, managed by The Woman’s Exchange, aims to preserve and maintain the architecture and decorative arts of the homes so they may act as a microcosm of life during the 19th and 20th centuries to inspire educational experiences and discourse around our collective past and its contribution to the culture of New Orleans.
Tickets: N/A
Location: Hermann-Grima House
Contact: 274-0744; HGGHH.org

Categories: Feature, Philanthropic Events