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The Ochsner Clinic Foundation invites you to make an investment in Ochsner. Your support is vital to ensuring the best quality of care for our patients and their families. Serving nearly 2 million patients per year, Ochsner has the vision to inspire healthier lives and stronger communities, across the entire Gulf South region.

Investing in Ochsner’s philanthropy events is one way to support this vision of healthier communities. The generosity of our donors provides additional resources to our most vulnerable patients and families that are not available through other sources. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Special Events at

Thank you for your confidence in Ochsner, and we hope that you will join us for our 2023-2024 Philanthropy Events.

Attendees at the Red Tie Affair cardiology gala

Dr. John Ochsner was an innovator of cardiac treatment and discoveries. During his career, Dr. Ochsner performed more than 12,000 surgeries, authored more than 300 medical publications and received prestigious cardiovascular honors. To honor his legacy, Ochsner established the Red Tie Affair.

The sixth annual Red Tie Affair was held on Friday, March 24, 2023 at the Windsor Court in New Orleans. Proceeds from the Red Tie Affair support the patients and programs of the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute. This year's event honored Dr. Richard V. Milani, M.D., FACC, FAHA as the 2023 John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute Award of Excellence. For more information regarding tickets and sponsorships for the 2024 Red Tie Affair, please contact A special thank you to our sponsors and to our honorary event chair, Mr. David Schulingkamp, for their support of the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute and the Red Tie Affair!

The seventh annual Red Tie Affair will take place on March 1, 2024 at the Windsor Court in New Orleans. Proceeds from the Red Tie Affair support the patients and programs of the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute. For more information regarding tickets and sponsorships for the 2024 Red Tie Affair, please contact

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Colors Of The Mind

The Ochsner Neuroscience Institute has changed the course of neuroscience care in the Gulf South Region. As the only neuroscience institute of its kind in the Gulf South to be nationally ranked by the U.S. News & World Report for the ninth year in a row, the world class clinicians, researchers, and educators of the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute offer advanced specialty care and life-saving procedures.

Ochsner created Colors of the Mind five years ago to generate revenue for the Neuroscience Patient Assistance Fund. The fund helps patients and caregivers defray expenses associated with a long term or critical illness. Colors of the Mind also benefits programs such as the Neuroscience Innovation Fund which allows clinicians access to the tools to provide cutting-edge care to patients.

Colors of the Mind will take place on Friday, March 22, 2024 at the Sugar Mill. To purchase tickets and sponsorships, please email

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Imagination Gala

For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Ochsner Hospital for Children (OHFC) among the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals in the country. This year, Ochsner Hospital for Children ranked in cardiology heart surgery, and orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, which makes us the only children’s hospital in Louisiana to rank in two specialties in one year. Once again, we were ranked the #1 hospital for kids in Louisiana - U.S. News & World Report has recognized OHFC as a national healthcare leader since 2017.

With a footprint spanning the state of Louisiana and into Mississippi, OHFC brings high-quality pediatric care close to home, reducing barriers to healthcare – a key component of Ochsner’s 10-year vision to transform Louisiana into a healthier state by 2030. The Imagination Gala will take place on Friday, September 13, 2023, to not only celebrate the incredible achievements of the clinicians of OHFC but to raise funds to support the patients and create innovative advancements in pediatric healthcare.

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Ochsner Open

The Department of Orthopedics and the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute is home to a team of experienced physicians, including more than 36 highly trained orthopedic surgeons and more than 40 advanced practice providers across 25 locations, Ochsner is providing the highest level of specialized care in the Gulf South.

The orthopedics service line is actively involved in over 100 current research projects with an enrollment of over 150 active participants in clinical trials which aim to improve outcomes and quality of life for both adult and pediatric patients. The department and its faculty have been awarded numerous research awards, published in leading journals and have secured numerous significant research grants to support their work, conduct clinical trials and train future generations of researchers.

Click the link below to join the third annual Ochsner Open on Friday, October 4, 2023 to be held at TPC Louisiana. Purchase teams and sponsorships now, as the event is sure to sell out!

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Moonlight and Miracles

Since Dr. Alton Ochsner made the connection between tobacco use and lung cancer in 1939, Ochsner Health has remained one of the leading comprehensive destinations for cancer care across a multi-state region. The Ochsner Cancer Institute delivers compassionate, personalized care using advanced technology and treatment options such as precision therapies and early tumor detection programs. Ochsner has the largest clinical trials network in Louisiana so that patients do not have to leave the state for high quality cancer care. Ochsner’s goal is to conduct 141,000 total additional cancer screenings in the next two years.

Thanks to the generosity of Gayle and Tom Benson, the Ochsner Cancer Institute now offers supportive services such as nutrition, acupuncture, psycho social and genetic counseling provided by a team that specializes in caring for oncology patients.

Since 2013, Moonlight & Miracles Gala has generated much needed funds to directly benefit Ochsner Cancer Institute patients and programs at comprehensive cancer centers, located throughout New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Northshore. This year, the twelfth annual Moonlight & Miracles Gala will take place the evening of either November 8 or 13, 2024 at the Caesars Superdome. The exact date of the event is dependent upon the 2024-2025 New Orleans Saints and Caesars Superdome schedule.

For more information regarding tickets and sponsorships for the event, please click here ( or contact

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The Benefactor Dinner

The Benefactor Dinner celebrates the loyal and generous members of the Benefactor and Heritage societies each year through a special dinner and presentation. All donors at the Councilor level of giving ($5,000+) are invited to join us as we induct the newest members of the Benefactor and Heritage Societies. The Benefactor Society recognizes donors who have given $25,000 or more and the Heritage Society recognizes all donors who have included Ochsner Health in their estate plans. We gratefully recognize the Benefactor Class of 2022 for their generosity.

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*It is the policy of Ochsner Health (Ochsner) that receipt of donations and funding from external organizations shall be independent of the purchase, use or recommendation/referral by Ochsner, or its members, of any third-party organization’s products or services. Any donation or funding provided shall be remitted only to Ochsner through the Philanthropy department with the identification of a program recipient, with no funds being remitted directly to any individual connected to Ochsner. Ochsner Health disclaims any and all liability and/or responsibility should anyone contract Coronavirus as a result of their attendance and/or participation at this event. All individuals assume any and all potential risks involved in attending and/or participating in this event.

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