Annual Appeal

Poydras Home 2021 Annual Appeal: Leading Forward Now, and for Future Generations

Thank you for Your Remarkable Support!

COVID‐19 presented unimaginable challenges, changing our residents’ way of life from one day to the next. Yet, through the uncertainty, Poydras Home’s heroes, from our dedicated caregivers and staff to our resilient residents and families, united together. Behind them all, fortifying and encouraging them along the way, was YOU. Your unwavering support reinforced our rapid response and lifted the morale and spirit of our residents and staff, helping them find assurance, comfort, and hope amid this unprecedented pandemic.

Thank you for being there when we needed you most.

What We Do Is Not Possible Without You.

Through your care and generosity, you helped us safeguard our residents and enrich their daily lives during COVID-19. Your gifts helped us assure their physical and emotional wellbeing while we creatively connected them to their loved ones within a safe and secure environment.

  • Our Healthcare Heroes
  • FaceTime, Skype & Social Media
  • Family Motor Court Parade
  • Gazebo & Koi Pont Visits
  • Outdoor Music Performances
  • Resident-Inspired Family Meals
  • Holiday Joy , the Annual Tree Lighting
  • Weekly Testing by Ochsner
  • Three CVS Vaccine Clinics
  • Excellent Resident & Family Satisfaction Survey
  • Three Zero Deficiency State Surveys

Your Gifts Keep on Giving.

For over 200 years, Poydras has continued to innovate and lead. With our rapid response to COVID-19, we were one of the first Louisiana Long-term Care Facilities to successfully administer the two-dose Moderna vaccine to residents and staff. Combined with Ochsner’s weekly testing on our campus, we continue to make the safety of our residents and staff a top priority. More than anyone thought possible during 2020, together, with your generous support, Poydras Home persevered and overcame. Your ongoing support and belief in our mission will ensure our legacy endures for generations to come.

Join us in this year’s Appeal as Poydras Home enthusiastically embraces tomorrow. 

In 2021, Poydras Home is Leading Forward.

Poydras Home is proud to announce we will be elevating our tradition of care to an even higher level. Soon, our campus will feature two new buildings with three homes each designed as an intimate home experience offering greater personalized care while expanding the individual lifestyle choices our residents currently enjoy.

“Now more than ever, the future of senior living is evolving. This close-knit, smaller community known as the Green House Project model resulted in fewer COVID-19 cases in Green Houses across the nation. Poydras Home Reimagined encompasses this new, proven living experience that will expand our campus and transform our exemplary vision of elevated care.” — Erin Kolb, CEO

Join Us on the Journey.

Poydras Home is extremely fortunate to have your generous support. Your gift affirms our shared commitment to elevating our tradition of care. We are so grateful for the individual contributions of caring donors such as you that make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Every gift matters, no matter how large or small. Thank you for supporting Poydras Home!


2020 Heroes to the Heart Campaign

Annual Appeal gifts were made during the Covid 19 pandemic year in honor of the Poydras Home Caregiver Heroes.

2020 Endowment

  • Mr. and Mrs. David Leeds Eustis

200th Birthday Koi Pond Memorial Garden

  • A Memorial for our Mother, Betty D’Amour
  • Gene and Teri

2020 Grants

  • The Buccaneer Fund
  • Henderson Poor Fund
  • Luther and Zita Templeman Foundation
  • Thoth Charities, LLC

The 1817 Founders Circle for 2020

  • A Friend of Poydras
  • Bettye and Mike Bagot
  • Wendy and Thomas Beron
  • Pamela Bonura
    • In Memory of Pamela R. Bonura
  • Bridget and Robert Bories
  • Jane Bories Family
  • Linda and Alan Brackett
    • In Memory of Lottie Youngblood Eckles
  • Julie F. Breitmeyer
  • Anne and Frank Buescher
  • Suzanne Butler and Mark Klyza
  • The Caracci Family
    • In Honor of Gina M. Caracci
  • Dr. Michael E. Carey
  • The Cromiller Family
  • Mrs. W. Eugene Davis
  • Vaughn and Doug Downing
  • The Drumm Family
    • In Honor of Yvonne Drumm
  • Catherine and David Edwards
  • Wynne P. Friedrichs
    • In Memory of Elizabeth Reid Friedrichs
  • Claire and Derby Gisclair
    • In Memory of Maurice J. Picheloup, III
  • Delia Lane Hardie
    • In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hardie
  • Lesley and Charles Hardin
    • In Memory of Carroll and Tom Fromherz
  • Claire and Larry Jacobi
  • Betty Lou and Lansing Kolb
  • Wilfred M. Kullman
  • Elly and Merritt Lane
  • Sally and James Lapeyre
  • Sydney Touchstone Lawder
  • Janis Gissell Letourneau, MD
    • In Memory of Jeanne and John Gissel
  • Marion and David Lifsey
    • In Honor of Stevia Walther, Past Board President
  • Kay and Marc Livaudais
  • Cecile Many, MD
    • In Memory of Anne S. Laird
  • Mr. and Mrs. C. James McCarthy, III
  • Blanche “Dee” McCloskey
  • Becky and Tommy McGoey
  • Janetanne and Arthur Mears
  • Gwynne R. Moser
  • Andree Keil Moss
  • Dr. Bert Myers & Family
  • Deborah Novosel and Deanne Ricca
    • In Memory of Audrey Preston
  • Oak Point Fresh Market Central
    • In Honor of Mrs. Willie Sumich
  • Claire M. Porter
  • Reily Foundation/ Lynn and Charles C. Smith, III Fund
  • John K. Saer
  • Katherine and Robert Saer
    • In Memory of Teetsie Van Horn
  • Peggy and Henry Schleiff
  • Lolita and Ernie Sims
  • Brenda S. Smith and Craig Tolbert
  • The Sumich Family
  • Jen and Beau Thomas
    • In Honor of Charlotte H. Thomas
    • In Memory of Charlotte J. Habliston
  • Suzanne and Robert Thomas
  • Martha T. Treen and Family
  • Ann T. Trufant
  • Nancy Turner
    • In Memory of William K. Turner
  • Micheline and Fred VanDenburgh
    • In Honor of Quack Avegno
  • The Vinson Family
  • Elizabeth and Gordon Wogan
    • In Memory of Margaret F. Hicks

2020 Annual Appeal

  • Mimi and Hirschel Abbott
  • Charlotte and Andy Adams
  • Mary Lunn Gutknecht and John Allen
    • In Memory of Lean Gutknecht
  • Dorothy P. Baessler
  • Becky P. Boone
    • In Memory of June Pixler
  • Kerri and John Bowen
  • Virginia and J.G. Brazil
    • In Memory of Louise Hoehn Hogan
  • Ashley and Edgar Bright
    • In Memory of Pepper Bright
  • Leah Wilkinson-Brockway
  • Bonnie Broome
    • In Honor of Joan Hunt
  • Kathryn Lichtenberg and Joe Bucher
  • Kelly Ryan and Jeff Bucher
  • The Burka Family
    • In Honor of Ann Burka and her Friends
  • Brett Catlin
  • Kay and John Colbert
  • Constance W. Dahlberg
  • Bonnie D. Dansereau
    • In Memory of Anna Degan D’Amico
  • Jane Auzine Davis
  • Betty DeCell
  • Milena and David Duplantier
  • Marigny Dupuy
  • Anne S. Fabian
  • Norris L. Fant
    • In Memory of Daisy B. Fant
  • Ann Faulk
  • Carla H. Fishman
  • Paul Flower
  • Susan B. Freyder
    • In Memory of Marjorie Bradley
  • Jerome Friedrichs
    • In Memory of Elizabeth Reid Friedrichs
  • Marian and Lloyd F. Giardina
  • Al Gooch
    • In Memory of Clarisse Galatoire Gooch
  • Mr. and Mrs. John B. Gooch, Jr.
    • In Memory of Clarisse Galatoire Gooch
  • Beth and John Green
    • In Memory of Cynthia Peneguy Courturier
  • Oscar M. Gwin, III
  • Ashton R. Hardy
    • In Memory of Alice B. Hardy
  • Ashley Harris
  • Beth and Bobby Hassinger
  • Laurie Hienz
  • Anne Schell Hopkins
    • In Memory of Marie Schell
  • Susan M. Howick
  • Ronald A. Johnson
    • In Memory of Leone A. Johnson
  • Pierce and Hans Jonassen
  • George Kelly
  • Mary Kay Kelly
  • Julia Kerr
    • In Honor of Chef Keith Faulkner
  • Dorothy Lachenmaier
  • Judith Lafitte
    • In Memory of Butty Tranchina
  • Martha and John Landrum
  • Mary Lucy and David Lane
  • Sally and James Lapeyre
  • Judy Lastrapes
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Dwight LeBlanc
    • In Memory of Dorothy G. Janssen
  • Pam Ledet
    • In Memory of Jeanne Quaid and Mabel Withrow
  • Irene F. Levinson
  • Charles B. Maginnis, IV
  • Suzanne N. Mague
    • In Honor of Ruth Olivera
  • Rebecca R. Malek-Wiley
    • In Memory of Carolyn Malek
  • Rosalyn and Fritz Martty
  • Deborah Mooney
  • The Muller Family
  • Sonia M. Muller
    • In Memory of Donald C. Muller
  • Linda Newton
    • In Memory of Gene Newton
  • Ernest L. O’Bannon
  • Ruth R. Olivera
    • In Honor of Deborah Deaton, Becky Oliver and Marina Molina
  • Katherine Sanders Parsons
    • In Memory of Baldwin Sanders Smith
  • Cynthia Pazos and J.C. Kuttruff
  • Alice and Alex Rainold
  • Kathryn E. Rapier
  • Henrietta Talbot Rash
  • Barbara Reiss
  • George-Ann Reynolds
    • In Memory of Betsy Ewing
    • In Memory of Cyril Y. Bowers, MD
  • Carol and John Roberts
  • Anne Soule Robinson
  • DeeDee and Allen Roussel
  • Laurie St. Paul
  • Shelby and John Saer, Jr.
  • Isabel and Moye Sanders
    • In Memory of Baldwin Sanders Smith
  • Sherri Schaeffer
  • Mrs. Milton G. Scheuermann
  • Mrs. Etheldra S. Scoggin
    • In Memory of Baldwin Sanders Smith
  • Ms. Gene Shapiro and Mr. William Murray
    • In Honor of Nanette Shapiro
  • Leslee N. Shapiro
    • In Honor of Nanette Shapiro
  • Laura and Sonny Shields
  • John Sims
  • Barbara Spangenberg
    • In Honor of the Oak House Staff
  • Josephine H. Spencer
  • Jan Sutton
  • Theard Terrebonne
  • Howard Thompson
  • Glenda B. Thorne
  • Peter B. Tompkins
    • In Memory of Jean F. Tompkins
  • Jamie and Wat Van Benthuysen
    • In Memory of Mrs. James G. Mallory, Jr.
  • Katherine Ann Wakefield
    • In Memory of Katherine V. Wakefield
  • Stevia M. Walther
    • In Honor of Marion Walther Lifsey
  • Elfriede Westbrook
  • Julie W. Woolfolk
  • Alice and Bill Wright
  • XPRESS Ray, Inc.
  • Jackie and Richard Yancey
    • In Honor of Jackie Ryan

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There are many meaningful ways to support Poydras Home's mission to provide exceptional care.
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There will be plentiful naming opportunities for our generous supporters to consider as the Poydras Home Reimagined project progresses.
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Our Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival held in early December is Poydras Home’s hallmark fundraiser that evokes the magic of the holiday season.

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