September (all month)
Passionately Pink
For The Cure
Benefits: Susan G. Komen for the Cure New Orleans Affiliate
Event Info: You choose the day(s) and outfit; you make a difference. Recruit your company, family, friends and religious or social groups to join in Passionately Pink for the Cure.
Location: 4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste. 202, Metairie
Tickets: N/A
Contact: 455-7310,

September 3
Louisiana Gold Mile
Benefits: DetermiNation Team for the American Cancer Society
Event Info: The 1-mile Fun Run and Walk takes participants on a simple and smooth out-and-back from the official finish line and back.
Location: Marconi Drive
Tickets: $25 registration fee
Contact: Megan Martin

September 7-11
Annual National Meeting of St. Vincent de Paul
Benefits: St. Vincent de Paul Society of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: The largest Catholic organization of lay members whose mission is to serve the homeless and those suffering from addictions with compassion and dignity.
Location: Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal St.
Tickets: Call for more information
Contact: Ken Krey 289-2465,

September 10
Boys Hope Girls
Hope Annual Gala
Benefits: Boys Hope Girls Hope
Event Info: Proceeds from this event will support the organization’s commitment to providing education and a family atmosphere for children in need. Guests will enjoy food, live music and a silent auction. 
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, 1 Palm Drive
Tickets: Call for more information  
Contact: Julie Calhoun 957-3134,

September 11
Azucar Ball 2010
Benefits: New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Event Info: At “Carnival Las Americas,” enjoy a night filled with dancing, fun and celebration of Latin heritage. Proceeds will go to the organization’s scholarship fund.
Location: Lasalle Ballroom, Intercontinental New Orleans Hotel, 444 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $75 Junior Ball Tickets (25 years old and under); $125 individual;  $175 patron party plus ball
Contact: Rosa Rodriguez 523-2600

September 11
Celebration of the Arts Gala
Benefits: Overture to the Cultural Season
Event Info: This event will feature dinner, dancing and auctions. Proceeds will go towards scholarships for young students interested in the arts.
Location: Hilton Riverside Hotel, 2 Poydras St.
Tickets: $125
Contact: 821-9300

September 11
Une Nuit de Magic
(A Night of Magic)
Benefits: Liberation Through Education
Event Info: Enjoy this Cirque du Soleil-styled event showcasing the talents of some of New Orleans’ finest magicians, musicians, artists and entertainers. Participants can bid on items donated by the Saints, Hornets and Zephyrs, as well as by prominent businesses and students benefiting from the organization’s programs.
Location: New Orleans Fairgrounds Race Course and Slots
Tickets: $50
Contact: 874-2209

September 11
Emerald Society’s I Am New Orleans Benefit
Benefits: Patrick Rose, a disabled New Orleans police officer who was injured in the prevention of a crime.
Event Info: Starring Vince Vance and the Valiants, this evening will featuring free top-shelf liquor and food.
Location: Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave.
Tickets: $40 or sponsorships
Contact: Lynn Mary 849-1299,

September 24
Golden Tassel Gala
Benefits: Jefferson Dollars for Scholars   
Event Info: Enjoy cuisine from top local restaurants, music from Vince Vance and the Valiants and auctions at Jefferson Dollars for Scholars’ top fundraising event.
Location: Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner
Tickets: $75 gala; $250 patron party couple
Contact: Uyen Phan 831-1565, 

September 24
LOVE in the Garden
Benefits: Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: Guests will partake in dancing under the stars and local food and spirits at this year’s event.
Location: Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art
Tickets: $50 garden party; $85 patron
Contact: Kristen Jochem 658-4121,

September 25
Benefits: The Mary Kay Foundation
Event Info: This fashion show and silent auction of wedding dresses and wedding attire will garner funds to support cancer research and domestic violence prevention.
Location: Republic New Orleans, 828 S. Peters St.
Tickets: $60-$75 per person; $500 for a table of 8
Contact: Sarah Lima (318) 820-7370,

September 26
A Fall Affair,
24th Anniversary
Benefits: Garden District Association
Event Info: Enjoy cocktails, dinner and a silent auction, with works featuring Garden District artists.
Location: Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave.
Tickets: $175 patrons; $250 benefactors
Contact: 523-6792

September 30
Big Night Out
Benefits: The Zach Strief Dream Big Foundation
Event Info: Contact for more details
Location: Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd.
Tickets: Contact for information
Contact: 343-2864,



October 1
Justice For All Ball
Benefits: The Pro Bono Project
Event Info: Featuring Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers along with food and beverages provided by more than 20 area restaurants and the Audubon Tea Room. A special art and travel silent auction will be held.
Location: The Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St.
Tickets: $100 students; $125 young attorneys; $150 in advance; $175 at the door
Contact: Joanna Broussard (773) 561-3122,

October 1
Black and Gold Gala
Benefits: Sean Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation, along with Feed the Children, the Dr. Phil Foundation and
Event Info: Come party with Saints players, Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and notable musicians Better than Ezra and Sammy Kershaw.
Location: Superdome floor
Tickets: $275 for individuals; sponsorship prices vary
Contact: Karen Hegner (214) 529-6681,

October 2
Victory on the Bayou
Benefits: New Orleans Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans and Tulane Hillel
Event Info: Entertainment by Victory Belles and the Victory 6; food prepared by The American Sector; open bar; silent auction; live sports auction; and Victory Raffle.
Location: The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St.
Tickets: $60 for ages 35 and under; $100 admission; various patron levels
Contact: Brook Bissinger 897-0143,

October 7
Safe Sex in the Big Easy
Benefits: Planned Parenthood of Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta
Event Info: Cocktails, dinner and entertainment.
Location: 221 Walnut St.
Tickets: $200
Contact: Karen Reily 899-1447,

October 7
The Junior League of Greater Covington Presents Jumpstart’s
Read for the Record
Benefits: Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign.
Event Info: This community event will include a shared reading of Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day. On October 7, thousands of people world-wide will read it together, hoping to set a new record for the largest shared reading experience.
Location: Koop Drive Kids Konnection Playground.
Tickets: Free
Contact: Cheryl Haspel 908-7630,

October 8
Annual Epicurean Dinner
Benefits: Le Coeur d’Orleans
Event Info: Black-tie gala with a gourmet touch raises money for local charities. Every even year, event attendees cast their votes for a local charity that the organization will support for the next two years.
Location: Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St.
Tickets: $250
Contact: 810-2110

October 8
Helluva Hullabaloo Auction and Party
Benefits: Tulane University and student-athletes
Event Info: Celebrity auctioneer Lee Zurik will lead an auction of such items as 2011 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament tickets, a Royal Carribean cruise, Acapulco vacation retreat and Super Bowl XLV Raffle.
Location: Lavin-Bernick University Center, Tulane’s Uptown Campus
Tickets: $50
Contact: Denise Breaux 865-5794,

October 8
The Monster Dash
Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event Info: A result of the CF Foundation’s partnership with the New Orleans Track Club, this costumed 2-mile fun run through downtown New Orleans is new this year. A post-race party will feature live local entertainment and a costume contest at the Howlin’ Wolf, with race winner and costume contest prizes.
Location: The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 South Peters St.
Tickets: $20 party-only; $25 pre-registered; $30 at event
Contact: Michelle Dugas 455-5194,

October 9
Light the Night Walk
Benefits: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Event Info: Music, food and family activities. Walk takes about 1 hour.
Location: Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd.
Tickets: Donations are strongly encouraged
Contact: 837-0945

October 9
O What a Night Gala
Benefits: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Event Info: Enjoy an evening of art, music and food with Southern flair featuring silent and live art auctions. To see what will be on auction, attend the Auction Preview Party on October 8.
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Tickets: $300 and up
Contact: Sue Strachan 539-9616,

October 9
Here For Life Gala
Benefits: Touro Infirmary Foundation and a $4 million expansion of the Touro Family Birthing Center
Event Info: Soul songstress Irma Thomas will entertain guests at Touro’s celebration of “the place where babies come from.”
Location: Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St.
Tickets: $40 post-party; $200 gala; $500 patron
Contact: Harriett Cortez 897-8744,

October 9
New Orleans on Tap
Benefits: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info: Inaugural beer tasting with hold live music and an LSU football tailgate party.
Location: City Park, Big Lake Area
Tickets: Free; beer tickets start at $1
Contact: Lisa Keitges 726-3307,

October 10
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Benefits: The American Cancer Society
Event Info: Three- to 5-mile walk to raise money for breast cancer research. The event is not a race; it’s a time to celebrate the survivors and to raise awareness.
Location: City Park, 1 Palm Drive
Tickets: No registration fee or minimum fundraising

October 12
St. Elizabeth’s Guild Volunteer Activist Luncheon
Benefits: St. Elizabeth’s Guild
Event Info: Enjoy a fashion show, silent auction, raffles and a parade of prizes held to raise money for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Each year 10 volunteers are honored in recognition of their commitment to our community.
Location: Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal St.
Tickets: $60
Contact: 466-8875

October 14
On Broadway
Benefits: Lambeth House
Event Info: This 12th anniversary celebration will include an open bar, dinner and entertainment by the Dark Water Jazz Band as well as a cabaret performance.
Location: Lambeth House, 150 Broadway St.
Tickets: $150 individual; $250 patron
Contact: 865-1960, ext. 112

October 14
Ten Outstanding
Persons Gala
Benefits: Family Service of Greater New Orleans
Event Info: This event honors 10 people in the New Orleans community for their outstanding civic, volunteer and charitable contributions. Dinner and cocktails will be served.
Location: New Orleans African American Museum, 1418 Gov. Nicholls St.
Tickets: $125 gala; $250 gala and patron party
Contact: Sheryll Cascio 827-4002,

October 16
Middendorf’s Manchac
10 Mile/5k Race
Benefits: Middendorf’s Restaurant
Event Info: Get fit in this 5K/10 mile run, and then undo your efforts with the restaurant’s thin-fried catfish, homemade potato salad and a cold beer. Or just enjoy the food and don’t run, your choice.
Location: Middendorf’s Restaurant, 30160 Highway 51, Akers
Tickets: Visit website for more information

October 17
Jazz N Roll
Benefits: Saint Paul’s High School
Event Info: This event brings local restaurants together with samplings of food. Sports memorabilia and trips in both live and silent auctions.
Location: 917 South Jahncke Ave., Covington
Tickets: $60
Contact: Shellie Campo (985) 892-3200 extension 1273

October 20
Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans Key to the Cure 2010 Kickoff Gala
Benefits: Cancer research
Event Info: Proceeds from this event benefit cancer research. A champagne patron party will honor top sponsors and event co-chairs. 
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans, 301 Canal St.
Tickets: $50
Contact: Melanie Cross 988-6592

October 21
You Are Here
Benefits: The Urban Conservancy
Event info: A celebration of New Orleans’ unique and vibrant sense of place and our good fortune to live here. The event involves both a silent and live auction, signature “Above and Beyond” awards, food, drinks and more.
Location: 2803 St. Philip St.
Tickets: $50
Contact: Dana Eness 561-7484,

October 22
Crescent City Corporate Championship
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Event Info: Blessey Marine Services, Blessey Charities and New Orleans CityBusiness host a day of golf, corporate networking and client appreciation.
Location: Beau Chene Country Club, Mandeville
Tickets: $2,500 for a group of four
Contact: 569-8658

October 22
Ochsner Goes Pink
Benefits: Ochsner Health System and breast cancer patients at Tom & Gayle Benson Cancer Center
Event Info: The gala will consist of a four-course dinner with wine pairings provided by local celebrity Chef Matt Murphy of the Ritz-Carlton. Musical entertainment will be provided by Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Location: Home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Fayard, 5809 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $1,000 patron; $10,000 for a table of 10
Contact: 842-7125
October 22-23, 29-30
Boo at the Zoo
Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute
Event Info: The annual event is a safe and fun-filled Halloween extravaganza for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat house with candy, the Mombassa Ghost Train, a haunted house, games with prizes and entertainment.
Location: Audubon Zoo
Tickets: $16
Contact: (800) 774-7394

October 22
Avenue Marketplace
Benefits: Academy of the Sacred Heart
Event Info: Enjoy a full day of shopping, food, music and festivities.
Location: 4501 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $5 admission; $45 luncheon
Contact: 269-1232

October 23
The 24th Annual All Saints Soiree, A Masked Gala
Benefits: Save Our Cemeteries
Event Info: This masked ball will include a patron party, gourmet food, drinks, live entertainment and an auction in which unique masks will be up for grabs. Funds support SOC’s education and conservation programs.
Location: Home of Matt and Suzanne Wisdom, 2507 Prytania St.
Tickets: $75 junior patron; $100 patron
Contact: Jessie Schott Haynes

October 23
Race for the Cure
Benefits: Susan G. Komen for the Cure New Orleans Affiliate
Event Info: Join the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. This event will raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrate breast cancer survivorship and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Location: City Park – Behind NOMA on Roosevelt Mall St.
Tickets: $25 if pre-registered by October 11
Contact: Lisa Plunkett 455-7310

October 23
Trinity’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Benefits: Trinity Episcopal School
Event Info: A party – not a fundraiser – featuring music, food and spirits open to Trinity parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff and parishioners.
Location: Trinity Episcopal School, 1315 Jackson Ave.
Tickets: Contact for more information.
Contact: 525-8661

October 27
Stake Out For Justice
Benefits: New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation
Event Info: The organization’s premier fundraising event is a luncheon honoring those who are involved in citizens’ safety. Keynote speaker is David Simon, producer of HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme.”
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St.
Tickets: $125; various sponsor levels
Contact: 558-9944

October 27
From Symphony to
Jazz to Kids! Concert
Benefits: The Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation
Event Info: Children are encouraged to attend this star-studded presentation of some of New Orleans’ most accomplished musicians.
Location: Mahalia Jackson Theater
Tickets: $125 to $500
Contact: Phyllis Landrieu

October 29
15th Annual Pasta
and Puccini
Benefits: Jefferson Performing Arts Society
Event Info: Guests will enjoy European vocalists accompanied by the JPAS orchestra, as well as silent and live auctions and food from area restaurants.
Location: Intercontinental New Orleans, 444 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $125 gala; $165 patron party and gala
Contact: Valerie 885-2000 ext. 212

October 29
The Memnoch
Resurrection Ball
Benefits: Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat Club, Save Our Cemeteries and Choroideremia Research Foundation
Event Info: Enjoy a night of mayhem at this organization’s fundraiser. This year’s costumed ball features entertainment by Slushpile, Damien Youth, Saints of Ruin and the Cadillac Creeps.
Location: 6139 Fleur de Lis Drive
Tickets: Various prices; $20 member
Contact: 228-3945
October 29
Louis “Ted” Schwander Memorial Golf Tournament
Benefits: Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital
Event Info: Sixth annual golf classic boasts food, drinks and contests on the course, and a goodie bag for each participant. The post party features an awards ceremony for winners and a silent auction.
Location: Stonebridge Country Club, 1500 Stonebridge Drive, Gretna
Tickets: $125 golfer; $500 for group of four; various sponsorship packages available
Contact: 896-9375

October 30
Jazz Half Marathon and Merrill Lynch Relay Challenge
Benefits: Children’s Hospital
Event Info: The race starts and finishes near Fulton Street, with the run going down St. Charles Avenue to Audubon Park.
Location: Fulton Street at St. Charles Avenue
Tickets: $50 early bird (first 500 entrants only); $60 after September 30; $75 from October 1-17
October 30
Voodoo on the Bayou
Benefits: Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association
Event Info: The organization’s annual fundraiser will boast music, food and libations for all.
Location: Pitot House, 1440 Moss St.
Tickets: $45

October 31
Feast With The Stars
Benefits: Parkway Partners
Event Info: Annual gala brunch features food and drinks from
local restaurants hosted by local personalities.
Location: Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $75; $250 and up patron
Contact: 388-0308



November 2-3
Essence of Style
Design Symposium
Benefits: Longue Vue House and Gardens
Event Info: This two-day extravaganza features a patron reception at the home of Danny and Mary Clare Conwill, and then a talk at the Ritz-Carlton by designer Carleton Varney, who will discuss his designs. There will be a silent auction, a three-course lunch and more.
Location: Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St.
Tickets: $90 to $1,000
Contact: 488-5488 ext. 320

November 4
Cocktails for KID smART
Benefits: KID smART
Event Info: Enjoy cocktails and a buffet catered by Joel. Patron level donors will receive a signed and numbered print by artist George Dureau.
Location: Home of Vincent Saia Jr. and Glynn Stephens, 1565 Exposition Blvd.
Tickets: $95 individuals; $175 couples; $750 patron
Contact: 410-1990

November 5-6
16th Annual Poydras Home Art Show & Patron Party
Benefits: Poydras Home
Event Info: This organization’s patron party will feature music from Flambeaux and a preview of juried art. The art show will feature a hanging juried art exhibition and a juried photography exhibition of more than 2,500 original works of art by Louisiana and regional artists.
Location: Poydras Home, 5354 Magazine St.
Tickets: Free art show; $100 patron party
Contact: 897-0535

November 5
Let’s Make Waves Patron Party and Silent Auction
Benefits: Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
Event Info: This nautical-themed party is a night filled with cuisine from the local restaurants, cocktails and live music. The huge silent auction will end the evening. Dress is nautical or casual.
Location: Pontchartrain Yacht Club, 140 Jackson Ave., Mandeville
Tickets: $50 in advance; $60 at the door; sponsorships are available
Contact: 836-2205

November 5
La Fête 283: Ursuline Loves Her Saints…Angela, Ursula, New Orleans!
Benefits: Ursuline Academy
Event Info: A champagne patron party and gala with live and silent auctions, local delicacies, an open bar and live music.
Tickets: $75 gala; $150 patron party and gala; table sponsorships available
Contact: 861-0592,

November 6
Howling Success
Benefits: Louisiana SPCA
Event Info: This tribute to the animals at LA/SPCA will feature silent and live auctions, an abundance of cocktails and dishes served by multiple restaurants.
Location: Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
Tickets: $125 gala; $250 patron
Contact: Lisa Keitges 762-3307,
November 11
What’s Cookin’ With CASA?
Benefits: CASA New Orleans
Event Info: The organization’s 5th annual fundraiser will include a cooking demonstration by Chef Susan Spicer, a silent auction and entertainment by Gina Brown and her band, Another Level.
Location: Riverview Room, Jax Brewery, 600 Decatur St.
Tickets: $50; $100 patron
Contact: 522-1962

November 11
Historic Houses
Society Fall Gala
Benefits: Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses
Event Info: The premier fundraising effort for the Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses, proceeds will benefit the continued development and implementation of educational programs, and the preservation of the organization’s National Historic Landmark properties.
Location: Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses, 29 Nassau Drive
Tickets: $1,000 and up for event and membership
Contact: 525-5661

November 11
The Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful’s Gala
Benefits: Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful
Event Info: The event will include an elegant cocktail party on Thursday followed by a fun, family-oriented garden party on Sunday.
Location: 620 Northline Ave., Metairie
Tickets:  $250
Contact: Dessa Giffin 388-0308,

November 11
Unmask the Cure
Benefits: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Event Info: Guests will be treated to a variety of champagnes and sparkling wines; samplings of signature dishes from several local restaurants; live and silent auctions.
Location: Republic New Orleans, 828 South Peters St.
Tickets: $35-$75
Contact: Ashley Mills 455-5194,

November 12
City Stars Soiree
Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Event Info: The opening of JA BizTown, a mini-city for 5th and 6th graders to run their own businesses in. Students must complete lessons on entrepreneurship and financial literacy before they set up shop in the city.
Location: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc., 5100 Orleans Ave.
Tickets: $100 individual; $150 couples
Contact: 569-8658

November 12
A SAV-vy Affair
Benefits: Saint Andrew’s Village
Event Info: The night will include food from local restaurants, unlimited wine and top-shelf liquor, live music by Harvey Jesus & Fire and a silent auction featuring art, jewelry and sports memorabilia as well as dining and travel packages.
Location: Republic, 828 South Peters St.
Tickets: $65
Contact: 305-1617

November 13
Odyssey Ball
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info: Contact for details
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle
Tickets: $150 ball; $250 patron party
Contact: Kristen Jochem 658-4121,

November 13
Carnivale du Vin
Benefits: The Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event Info: Chef Emeril Lagasse brings together the most revered names in the culinary world for the ultimate food and wine celebration and a premier charity wine auction.
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St.
Tickets: $1,000; sponsorship packages also available.
Contact: 212-2222

November 13
Evening on the Avenue Auction
Benefits: Academy of the Sacred Heart
Event Info: A night to remember with fine food, fabulous music and one-of-a-kind auction items available for bidding.
Location: 4301 St. Charles Ave.
Tickets: $200
Contact: 269-1232

November 14
New Orleans Jazz Brunch
Benefits: Refurbishment and operation of the Governor’s Mansion
Event Info: Enjoy brunch, live entertainment and a silent and live auction.
Location: 600 Iona St., Metairie
Tickets: $100 each
Contact: Sandy McClelland 337-828-5777,

November 16
Ozanam Inn Century
Club Gala
Benefits: The Ozanam Inn
Event Info: Enjoy entertainment, an open bar, a gourmet dinner and a silent auction at one of Ozanam’s biggest fundraisers.
Location: Omni Royal Orleans,
623 St. Louis St.
Tickets: $100; $250 silver; $500 gold
Contact: 393-6868

November 18
Southern Dominican Gala
Benefits: Southern Dominican Province
Event Info: This event will include dancing, cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and an awards presentation.
Location: Westin New Orleans,
1 Canal Place
Tickets: $175
Contact: 837-2129 ext. 16

November 19
Renaissance Festival
Benefits: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Event Info: Live and silent auctions, gourmet food and luscious libations.
Location: The Renaissance Arts Hotel, 700 Tchoupitoulas St.
Tickets: Call for more information.
Contact: Rebecca Pennington 322-3790,
November 20
The Alexis de Tocqueville Award Gala
Benefits: United Way Tocqueville Society
Event Info: This event is intended to attract new members to the Tocqueville Society and increase giving through individual leadership, level donations, corporate gifts and enthusiastic workplace campaigns.
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St.
Tickets: Call for more information.
Contact: 293-2647,

November 21
Signature Chefs Gala
Benefits: March of Dimes
Event Info: Dine amongst the stars as celebrity chefs from New Orleans’ best restaurants treat guests to delicious delights. Celebrity auctioneers will start the bidding on fantastic auction packages.
Location: 555 Canal St.
Tickets: $125; tables begin at $1,600
Contact: Pam Cooper 836-2087



December 4
Art Against AIDS
Benefits: New Orleans/AIDS Task Force
Event Info: This event will feature a patron ornament sale with works by locally and nationally acclaimed artists and a silent auction of items and gift certificates from area merchants. Students’ artwork will be up for sale.
Location: The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St.
Tickets: Contact for more information
Contact: TJ Rogers 821-2601 ext. 218

December 5
A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Awards Dinner
Benefits: The Anti-Defamation League
Event Info: This dinner is held to recognize the work of the honorees in promoting social justice in the greater New Orleans area.
Location: Contact for more information
Tickets: $180 and up.
Contact: Cathy Glaser 780-5617,
December 11-12
35th Annual
Holiday Home Tour
Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
Event Info: Tour several magnificent private homes in the Garden District and enjoy live performances by local musicians at each. Also, visit the tour headquarters to dine at the café and shop at the holiday boutique.
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, Bishop Polk Hall, 1329 Jackson Ave.
Tickets: $40 day of; advance ticket rates available
Contact: 581-7032

December 15
Fête de Noel
Benefits: Ladies Leukemia League
Event Info: A night of glitz and glamour for a cause. Enjoy a Dillards fashion show, prizes and a meal.
Location: Hilton Riverside New Orleans, 2 Poydras St.
Tickets: $65 and $100 individual;
$650 table
Contact: (985) 703-0831

December 18
Race Against Crime
Benefits: New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation
Event Info: 5K run/walk will feature entertainment and refreshments at the post-race party. Race winners will receive tickets to the New Orleans Bowl VIP Hospitality Party.
Location: Race begins and ends at Miracle on Fulton Street
Tickets: $30, includes a ticket to the New Orleans Bowl
Contact: 558-9944

December 23
Home for the Holidays
Benefits: Daniel Price Memorial Scholarship Fund for Aspiring Artists/New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts
Event Info: This annual fundraiser is held in honor and memory of NOCCA alumnus Daniel Price for those who excel in visual arts and music. 
Location: House of Blues
Tickets: $30; 125 patron
Contact: 940-2808,, F