Save the date for Poydras Home's Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival on Thursday evening December 1, 2022!

Poydras Home's Third Annual Hybrid Virtual & In Person Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival

Annual Fundraiser

Our 2021 Third Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival was held on December 2nd both virtually and with our residents and their family members. The event featured our outdoor tree lighting followed by two musical performances and two festive raffles. We are forever grateful for the generous support of Poydras Home’s annual fundraiser.

Enjoy pictorial highlights from our event in the May 2022 issue of St. Charles Avenue Magazine SNAPSHOTS.

Back by popular demand, Poydras Home offered two festive raffles for our Third Annual Virtual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival.

Our $50 “Top of the Tree – Sparkler Raffle” featured an exquisite, handmade 14K white gold diamond bangle bracelet containing a mix of round brilliant diamonds and baguette diamonds, donated by Friend & Company Fine Jewelers, valued at $4500.



Our $25 “Santa’s Sack Raffle” offered a package of gift certificates, valued at $100 each, to top New Orleans restaurants and iconic venues including Galatoire’s Restaurant, Ralph’s On The Park, Clancy’s, Vincent’s Italian Cuisine and The Blue Crab as well as Langenstein’s Grocery Store, Creole Creamery Ice Cream Shop and Nothing Bundt Cakes!



All proceeds from our annual fundraiser directly benefit the residents of Poydras Home. On behalf of the Poydras Home Board of Trustees, all Poydras Home employees and residents, we thank you!

Sponsorships and cash donations are tax deductible within the limits of the law. The purchase price of raffle tickets is not deductible.

Relive our Third Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival Virtually

On December 2, 2021 we lit our holiday tree for our residents and their families while virtually sharing our celebration to kick off the holiday season!

Poydras Home 2021 Third Annual Hybrid Virtual & In Person Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival Sponsors


  • Hancock Whitney


  • Triton Healthcare


  • Bellwether Technology
  • Mrs. Robert H. Boh
  • Caroline and Bob Brickman
    • In Memory of Roger Worlock
  • Joseph Bucher & Family
    • In Honor of the Poydras Staff
  • EskewDumezRipple
  • EUSTIS Insurance
  • Wynne P. Friedrichs
    • In Memory of Elizabeth Reid Friedrichs
  • HJ Sims
  • Betty Lou and Lansing Kolb
  • Methodist Health System Foundation
  • Edith Mossy
  • The Swayze Family
    • In Honor of Martha Treen
  • USI Insurance Services
  • The Vinson Family
  • Waters, Parkerson & Co., LLC



  • Mimi and Hirschel Abbott
  • Jane E. Armstrong
    • In Memory of Eleanor Armstrong
  • Gail and Nick Asprodites
  • Bettye and Mike Bagot
  • Big Easy Services of New Orleans, LLC
  • Bridget and Bobby Bories
  • Jane B. Bories
  • Julie F. Brietmeyer
  • Anne and Frank Buescher
  • The Caracci Family
    • In Honor of Gina Caracci
  • CommCare Corporation
  • Katie and Howell Crosby
  • Wendy and Joe Dalovisio
  • Vaughn and Doug Downing
  • Claire and Derby Gisclair
  • Susan and Jimmy Gundlach
  • Lesley and Charlie Hardin
  • Ashton R. Hardy
    • In Memory of Alice B. Hardy
  • IMC Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Claire and Larry Jacobi
  • Jones Walker
  • Erin Kolb and J.P. Bienvenu
  • Martha and John Landrum
  • LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors
  • Janis Gissel Letourneau, MD
  • Liskow & Lewis
  • Kay and Marc Livaudais
  • Dr. and Mrs. Alfredo Lopez
    • In Honor of the Poydras Home Staff
  • Mr. and Mrs. C. James McCarthy, III
  • Dee McCloskey
  • Becky and Tommy McGoey
  • McClenny, Moseley & Associates
  • Gwynne and Sean Moser
  • Margo Selma Moss
  • Mullin
  • Cynthia Pazos and John C. Kuttruff
    • In Memory of Frank Joseph Pazos, Jr.
    • In Memory of Virginia Kuttruff
  • Pontchartrain Materials Corporation, LLC
    • In Memory of Fahan C. Tyler
  • Erin and Claude Reynaud
  • Carol Ann and John Roberts
    • In Honor of the McMahon Family
  • Brenda Smith and Craig Tolbert
  • Karen Gleye Smith
  • Lynn and Charlie Smith
  • Suzanne and Bob Thomas
  • UKG
  • Micheline and Fred VanDenburgh



  • A-MED Ambulance, Inc.
  • Anvoi Health
  • John A. Bolles
  • Bonnie Broome
    • In Honor of Joan Hunt
  • Carver, Darden
  • Constance W. Dalhberg
  • Mr. and Mrs. Valeton J. Dansereau
    • In Memory of Anna Degan D’Amico
  • Mrs. H. Mortimer Favrot
  • Allison and George Freeman
  • Mary Lynn Gutknecht
    • In Memory of Lena Gutknecht
  • Oscar M. Gwin, III
    • In Memory of Elaine S. Gwin
  • Laine Harper
    • In Memory of Pamela DePass Harper
  • Laurie S. Hienz
  • Anne Schell Hopkins
    • In Memory of Marie Schell
  • Marda F. Johnson
    • In Memory of Margaret Favor
  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert N. Jones
  • LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors
    • In Honor of Poydras Home Staff
  • Irene F. Levinson
  • Elizabeth J. Mize
  • Page Nelson
    • In Memory of Phyllis H. Thompson
  • Terry Salassi
    • In Memory of Ethel Miller Gorman
    • In Memory of Carmelite Bassich Salassi
  • Cynthia A. Samuel
  • Isabel and Moye Sanders
    • In Memory of Baldwin Sanders Smith
  • Danielle A. Schott
  • Gene Shapiro
    • In Honor of Nanette K. Shapiro
  • The Swayze Family
    • In Honor of Martha Anne Treen
  • Laurie T. Waggener
    • In Memory of Betty Lou and Butty Tranchina
  • Jackie and Richard Yancey
    • In Honor of Jackie Ryan

2021 Virtual Entertainment

  • Ron Jones Jazz Trio
  • Judy Seghers Harpist


  • Friend & Company Fine Jewelers


  • Galatoire’s Restaurant
  • Ralph’s On the Park
  • Clancy’s
  • Vincent’s Italian Cuisine
  • The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar
  • Langenstein’s
  • The Creole Creamery
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes

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