Many ways to support our mission…

The foresight and generosity of patrons is essential to the future of Poydras Home. Many of those who contribute do so on a regular basis through direct contributions to the following:

Our 200th Birthday is Here! / 200 Years of Quality, Compassionate Care 1817-2017

As we celebrate the importance of our organization, we will be fundraising all year with the Bicentennial Annual Appeal, the Bicentennial Gala and for the 200th Birthday Gift to Poydras Home – a Park,  Koi Fish Pond , Patio, Gardens and Gazebo – our birthday gift to residents to replace the fish pond that had to be removed when we built Oak House. The park and pond will provide a beautiful outdoor setting to offer therapeutic activities and programs, further supporting the “I’m Still Here”™ Montessori-Inspired Activity Program for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We proudly report that we have 100% Board of Trustees participation to kick off our fundraising for the Bicentennial Annual Appeal, the Bicentennial Gala and the Birthday Gift.

Click here to read more about how your continuing support benefits current and future generations at Poydras Home.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal is the cornerstone of giving to Poydras Home. It includes unrestricted giving from all sources and supports Poydras Home’s operations, programs and activities. Poydras Home’s excellent staff ratios, quality caregivers, improvements to the Home and support for Alzheimer’s and dementia programs are all funded in part by the Annual Appeal.


The Poydras Home Endowment Fund ensures Poydras’s future as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, as well as the perpetuation of its mission of quality, compassionate care for future generations. Income generated from the Endowment Fund supports general operations, property and capital improvements and resident subsidies.

Memorials and Gifts

The generous support of gifts made to Poydras Home in memory of or in honor of someone directly supports the operations of Poydras. These very thoughtful gifts offer a special way to remember those you love or to recognize a kindness received or service rendered.

Pastoral Care

Poydras Home nurtures the spiritual, as well as the physical requirements of our community. Poydras retains a full-time chaplain who ministers daily to the emotional and spiritual needs of residents, families and staff. Donations to Pastoral Care support the Chaplaincy Program providing two nondenominational religious services weekly and year-round support for 10 visiting ministers from five religious denominations.

Annual Art Show & Patron Party

Support for Poydras Home’s annual fundraiser as a sponsor, donor, contributor, patron, artist or volunteer assists Poydras in raising funds for a specific need. Participating artists donate a percentage of their sale proceeds to Poydras. In 2007, the Art Show & Patron Party proceeds obtained a new 18-passenger bus for residents. In 2008, funds raised were dedicated to purchasing new therapeutic hydra-spas for residents. In 2009, proceeds purchased a passenger car for residents for transportation to doctors’ appointments and offsite therapy sessions.

Have You Considered a Planned Gift?

The future of Poydras Home depends on the foresight and generosity of our community. Although your gifts of cash are the most frequently used method of supporting Poydras Home, strategic charitable gifting offers significant opportunities to reduce current and future tax obligations, generate income and see the legacy of your gift continue to benefit Poydras Home for years to come.

  • Giving Through Your Will
  • Giving Securities
  • Giving Real Estate
  • Giving Through Life Insurance
  • Giving Through Charitable Trusts

For more information about planned giving, please call the Development Department at 504-897-0535. Donors should consult their attorney and/or financial advisor for tax information specific to their circumstances.