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Spirit of the Vieux Carre Gala 2018

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Please join us to celebrate the past, present and future of the Vieux Carré Commission Foundation as we launch our latest programming!  Our comprehensive new education initiative will teach people of all ages and backgrounds about the value of the French Quarter’s architecture – and the labor of love that goes into preserving it.

The Spirit of the Vieux Carré Patron Party & Gala will take place on Saturday, October 13th at the Old Ursuline Convent.  This celebration of New Orleans’ Tricentennial will be led by Honorary Chairs Louellen & Darryl Berger and Gala Chairs Daniela & Elie Khoury, Sydney Anderson, and Juli Miller Hart.  As a gift to the Vieux Carré, Daniela and Elie Khoury will also open their spectacularly renovated home and courtyard for a VIP sponsor party on Thursday, October 4th.  Click here to see the VIP sponsor levels and benefits.

Please consider giving at a higher level this year to deepen our new commitments:

  • In honor of the master craftsmen who have built and taken care of our homes and buildings these past three hundred years, we will invest in a workforce development program that trains a new generation of artisans for the future.
  • In service to the property owners and keepers of our French Quarter architecture, we will provide hands-on demonstrations and resources that teach the nuts-and-bolts of architectural preservation.
  • In recognition of the local, statewide, nationwide, and international importance of our Vieux Carré Historic District, we will educate the wider public about its economic and cultural significance.
  • In homage to the many generations of preservationists who preceded us, and in the hopes of future generations of the same, we will work with schoolchildren to foster a continuing love for the neighborhood of the Vieux Carré.

Your participation in the Spirit of the Vieux Carré Gala will support our programming connecting the French Quarter’s past to its future, and investing in the next generation of preservationists.  Please join us in this labor of love.

Sydney Anderson, President & Gala Chair
Louellen & Darryl Berger, Honorary Chairs
Daniela & Elie Khoury, Gala Chairs
Juli Miller Hart, Gala Chair