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:

New This Year! Poydras Home 1st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival

This year we are introducing a new event for Poydras and the Uptown Community, a Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival that evokes the magical memory of Christmas past.

Catch the spirit as Poydras brings back holiday traditions enjoyed by the young orphans who once lived at Poydras: Corinthian columns wrapped in green garlands, gaily decorated halls, “sing-a-longs,” and a “grand Christmas tree with twinkling lights.” The event will begin with a holiday-themed Patron Party in the 1857 Hall for our festival patrons followed by the celebratory outdoor Tree Lighting Ceremony & Music Festival for the residents, families, friends, patrons, and the community to enjoy!

In the coming weeks we will be posting more detailed information for this exciting new festival. We hope you’ll join us!

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. Gifts to the Annual Appeal support Poydras’ mission to enrich the lives of seniors and their families through personalized care and innovative programming in an intimate, compassionate community.


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.

Memorials and Gifts

The generous support of gifts made to Poydras Home in memory of or in honor of someone directly supports our mission. 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 Fundraiser & Patron Party

Support for Poydras Home’s annual fundraiser as a sponsor, donor, contributor, patron or volunteer assists Poydras in fulfilling our mission of enriching the lives of seniors through personalized care and innovative programming in an intimate, compassionate community.

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 Philanthropy Department at 504-897-0535. Donors should consult their attorney and/or financial advisor for tax information specific to their circumstances.