Spirit of the Vieux Carre Gala 2019

By Event, News

October 16, 2019
Broussard’s Restaurant & Courtyard
Patron Party 6 p.m.
Gala 7 p.m.

Mark your calendars and join us in honoring the work of the VCC Foundation at the Spirit of the Vieux Carré Gala on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, the Ammari Family, and Chef Jimi Setchim look forward to welcoming you to Broussard’s, whose iconic courtyard embodies the French Quarter’s tout ensemble, its quaint and distinctive character and ambiance. Celebrate the Spirit of the Vieux Carré with a Patron Party at 6 p.m. and the Gala at 7 p.m.

We are seeking partners who understand the necessity of protecting our architectural gems, both as historic masterpieces and as a major drivers of culture and tourism. With your support, we will continue to expand and strengthen the VCC Foundation’s programming, benefiting the craftsmen, caretakers, neighbors and visitors of the Vieux Carré.

At the Gala, we’ll tip our hats to you for enabling us to work hard at developing educational programming, such as the “Quarterly Care Workshops” that provide hands-on demonstrations and resources to property owners and caretakers who are eager to delve into the nuts-and-bolts of architectural preservation.

Additionally, we’d like to share our pride in the Vieux Carré Virtual Library, which was recently honored with a Special Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation by Louisiana Landmarks Society. In December 2018, we announced the release of tens of thousands of archival documents, available for free-of-charge viewing at FrenchQuarter.nola.gov or VieuxCarre.nola.gov. Now, the Foundation is scanning and identifying the VCC’s countless historic photographs, to be added to the Virtual Library. Future endeavors include making each definition a searchable term and scanning property documents to make research and usability easier for everyone.

Your participation as a sponsor of the Spirit of the Vieux Carré Gala demonstrates your commitment to the French Quarter’s architecture and ambiance—and the city’s soul. It enables the VCC Foundation to develop and deepen its programming and impact. Can we count on you to contribute to the Spirit of the Vieux Carré Gala? Let us know by August 1st to get your name on the invitation. We look forward to seeing you on October 16th!

Very sincerely,

Kathryn Brennan McLeod, President
Ryan Berger, Gala Chair
Amanda Berger, Gala Chair
Mamie S. Gasperecz, Sponsor Committee
Todd Trosclair, Sponsor Committee
Tee Zimmerman, Sponsor Committee