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Annual Giving

The Annual Giving Program is responsible for most of the annual campaigns conducted by the Department of Philanthropy. These campaigns are geared toward raising renewable operational and patient care support. The Annual Giving department conducts multiple campaigns throughout the year. These include direct mail, The Dr. Alton Ochsner Society appeal and the Employee Giving Campaign. Each year, we appeal to the community for support – and each year, we are grateful for the response we receive.

The Dr. Alton Ochsner Society

All Ochsner donors receive an invitation to join The Dr. Alton Ochsner Society. The Ochsner Society is a distinguished group of people who desire to help advance all of the services available at Ochsner. With their compassionate participation, Ochsner Society members and their unrestricted gifts guarantee that lifesaving treatment, excellent medical education and innovative research will always be available. Contact us to learn more about The Ochsner Society.


Annual Giving campaigns raise funds for Research. Physicians and scientists at Ochsner are involved in a variety of cutting-edge research projects aimed at prevention and early diagnosis as well as the comprehensive treatment of disease. With over 400 active clinical trials, Ochsner is the largest clinical research system in the Gulf South. To further enhance the quality of clinical care and to integrate it with research and discovery, Ochsner has created Centers of Excellence in Cardiology, Oncology, Neurosciences, Transplantation, Maternal and Fetal Health and Health Services Research. It is envisioned that these Centers of Excellence will become a beacon of discovery and innovation and continue to enhance their national and international reputation.

Service Line Appeals

The Annual Giving Program conducts multiple mail appeals a year Support from our donors makes our mission to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate possible. We are focused on providing safe, high-quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare while meeting the demands of the changing healthcare landscape. Contact us to learn more about the Annual Giving Program.