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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 philanthropic 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. Please contact Special Events at to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. 

Thank you for your confidence in Ochsner, and we hope that you will join us for our 2024-2025 Philanthropy Events.

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 Health established the Red Tie Affair.

The seventh annual Red Tie Affair was held 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. This year's event honored Dr. Gene Parrino as the 2024 John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute Award of Excellence.

For information regarding tickets and sponsorships for the 2025 Red Tie Affair, please contact

Ochsner Health hosted Colors of the Mind, (benefitting the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute), on March 22, 2024 Guests dressed in colorful cocktail attire, experienced musical entertainment by Got Groove and enjoyed food catered by Toulouse Gourmet. During the presentation portion of the evening, patients shared their experiences with the care received from the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute, one of the nation’s leading neurology and neurosurgery programs.

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 needed to provide cutting-edge care to patients.

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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 No. 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, Ochsner Hospital for Children brings high-quality pediatric care close to home, and reduces barriers to healthcare. This is 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, Sept. 13, 2024. It will not only celebrate the incredible achievements of the clinicians of OHFC, but it will also 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 more than 100 current research projects with an enrollment of more than 150 active participants in clinical trials that aim to improve outcomes and quality of life for adult and pediatric patients. The department and its faculty have been awarded numerous research awards and, published in leading journals. They have also 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 annual Ochsner Open on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2024 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. Those services include nutrition, acupuncture, psycho-social counseling and genetic counseling provided by a team that specializes in caring for oncology patients.

Since 2013, the Moonlight and 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 annual Moonlight and Miracles Gala will take place on the evening of Friday, Nov. 15, 2024, at the Caesars Superdome.

For more information regarding tickets and sponsorships for the event, please click the link below or contact

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Moonlight and Miracles Thank you to sponsors

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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 any event. All individuals assume any and all potential risks involved in attending and/or participating in the event(s).

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