Statement from the Publisher


Renaissance Publishing, through its predecessor company, launched St. Charles Avenue in November 1995 aided by the advice and leadership of Beverly Church and Terri Havens. Avenue was created as the voice of the area’s nonprofit and philanthropic community. Over the past 25+ years we have developed into the definitive social magazine in New Orleans.

For the first issue, Bev Church wrote that Avenue was developed “to spotlight the positive people who contribute to making our city a wonderful place.” Terri Havens noted the mission of Avenue as “the first magazine designed exclusively for and about New Orleans society, entertainment and style.”

Since its inception, Avenue has only had two editors, and with this issue we announce our newest, Andy Myer. Renaissance Publishing looks forward to Andy continuing the mission of shining a light on the people working hard to help non-profits do great work, while leading the way as a tastemaker in entertaining, fashion, style and more.

We thank Morgan Packard Griffith for her years of dedication and creativity, and Bev Church for her continued leadership in the nonprofit community. Avenue is stronger today because of their efforts.

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