Activism

January Snapshots

      Former Executive Director Deena Gerber with her successor, current Jewish Family Services Executive Director Michael Steiner. The “Rhythm and Soul Jazz Brunch” honored Gerber for her term of service, and featured a champagne reception and brunch at…

Cruisin’ the Crescent

These past few months the United States has had a slew of celebrations, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and now the New Year. I am excited to celebrate the New Year here in New Orleans, and why not? This past year…

CADA Carnivale Patron Party

The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans held its third annual “Carnivale Patron Party” at the Columns Hotel on October 17th. The Carnival-themed evening featured an open bar, entertainment, circus acts and an auction. Musical entertainment…

Key to the Cure Shopping Weekend Kickoff Gala

Attended by over 1000 guests, the “Key to the Cure Shopping Weekend Kickoff Gala,” which benefited the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, started off with a bang featuring “Supper-by-the-bite” with refreshments from over 30 of New Orleans’s finest eateries, libations from…

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Celebrates 20 Years

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars celebrated its 20th anniversary with its “Golden Tassel Gala” on September 27. This evening of fun regaled its guests with a cakewalk, auction, raffle and a whole lot of Creole and Cajun cuisine. This incredible organization…

The VCPORA’s 75th and Most Successful Fundraiser Yet

Deemed by organizers as the Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents & Associates, Inc.’s most successful gala ever, the “75th Diamond Anniversary Gala” made the historic Cabildo in Jackson Square sparkle on September 28. Co-chaired by Brenda and Michael Moffitt, the…

On The Cover

When the time comes each year to choose St. Charles Avenue’s Activists of the Year, we end up with a list much longer at the end of the meeting than it was when we started, and if you were listening,…

Cruisin’ the Crescent

Recently I was looking through an old picture book of New Orleans from my great-grandfather’s era. As I flipped through the pages, it dawned on me that we have more in common than our DNA. You see, I’m in my…

Activists Of The Year 2013

St. Charles Avenue magazine is proud to present its Activists of the Year 2013: • Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin • Boysie Bollinger • Julie Livaudais George • Susan Read Johnson • Allen Toussaint • Rod West By honoring these six locals,…

What to Know Before You Helm an Event

From St. Elizabeth’s Guild’s “Activist Luncheon” to Audubon Institute’s “Zoo-To-Do,” Peggy Laborde has chaired them all – well, almost. So when researching all there is to know about what responsibilities, perks and surprises might be in store if you say,…

An Action-packed Evening at ACS’s "Dressed to Cure"

A late September evening saw the 13th annual “Belles & Beaus Ball” at Mardi Gras World honor 20 men and women who have made significant contributions in the fight against cancer. The “Dressed to Cure” theme accented the elegant evening,…

Catholic Cultural Heritage Center Unveils Its New Exhibition

The Catholic Cultural Heritage Center threw a celebratory gala on October 4 to mark the opening and serve as a preview for the long-awaited exhibit, “The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots: The Life & Ministry of Archbishop Philip M. Hannan.” Held…

“Good Students Gala” Honors Female Media Professionals

The Childhood and Family Learning Foundation held its “Good Kids + Good Health = Good Students Gala” at the St. Charles Avenue home of Jennifer and Fred Heebe on October 9. A philanthropic organization focused on helping students receive the…

Cancer Crusaders Honors 12 Active Survivors

The afternoon of September 26 saw the 13th annual Cancer Crusaders “Celebration of Life” luncheon held in the New Orleans Marriott Hotel. Honoring notable local cancer survivors, the luncheon was lavishly attended by both present and past honorees. Chaired by…