Galatoire Foundation Announces Expansion of Beneficiaries for Annual Table Auctions
Tickets for the Dec. 4 Christmas Table Auction are now available for purchase
NEW ORLEANS – October 26, 2023 – Galatoire’s Restaurant and Galatoire Foundation are pleased to announce the date and beneficiaries for their annual Christmas Table Auction. Hosted at Galatoire’s Restaurant on Monday, Dec. 4, this year’s event will benefit Galatoire Foundation and ten other local non-profits, including two table partners and eight micro grant recipients. The table partners are Bayou District Foundation, NAMI New Orleans and Galatoire Foundation. The micro grant recipients are Electric Girls, Girls on the Run, Historic BK House and Gardens, Hotel Hope, Project Lazarus, Raphael Village, St. Michael Special School and YEAH! YOGA.
“We are very fortunate that, for nearly two decades, we have been able to help organizations in our community advance their missions through the support and generosity of our loyal patrons,” said Melvin Rodrigue, Galatoire Foundation president. “There are so many deserving organizations in our city, and this year, we are happy to announce that we are expanding our charitable giving by awarding eight micro grants in addition to our table partner recipients.”
Each year, Galatoire Foundation holds Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions to raise funds in support of local nonprofit organizations. Patrons gather for a lively, spirited evening of vying for the chance to claim a coveted table on Galatoire’s famed first floor on the Fridays before Christmas and Mardi Gras, the two most sought-after days to see and be seen at the restaurant. Over the past 18 years, these two annual table auctions have raised more than $3.3 million for local charities.
Since the auctions’ inception, all proceeds have benefitted dozens of New Orleans-area charitable organizations, from neighborhood rebuilding projects and crime prevention to youth programs and entrepreneurship efforts. Past recipients have included Covenant House, Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre, Dress for Success, Audubon Nature Institute, Liberty’s Kitchen, The Idea Village, The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, The Roots of Music, Kingsley House and more. Galatoire Foundation is dedicated to giving back to its local and regional communities and the generations of people who have made dining at Galatoire’s a beloved New Orleans tradition.
Galatoire Foundation’s community involvement extends across south Louisiana, working through Galatoire’s, Galatoire’s “33” Bar & Steak and Galerie de Galatoire.
Christmas Auction paddles and tickets can be purchased here or by visiting Galatoires.com.
About Galatoire Foundation
Galatoire Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to giving back to the New Orleans community and region that has patronized Galatoire’s for generations, allowing us to secure generations to come and remain a cornerstone in representing Louisiana and its authentic culture. More information can be found here.
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