Learn about the Friends of Longue Vue

All Longue Vue members are invited to join the Friends of Longue Vue,

a group of dedicated Longue Vue volunteers and fundraisers.

The Friends are an auxiliary group to the Board of Directors with a purpose of cultivating interest in and support for Longue Vue House and Gardens through fundraising activities, education programs, and volunteer opportunities that further Longue Vue’s mission. The Friends especially support Longue Vue’s annual fundraisers, Games in the Gardens, and the renowned Design Symposium.

Annual dues are $50 in addition to your annual Longue Vue membership and include an Annual Meeting, structured volunteer opportunities, special Longue Vue Board and Friends events, and behind-the-scenes access to this historic institution.



Dave Maher

President Elect and Treasurer

Lynn Skidmore

Recording Secretary

Melissa Gordon


Ribby Fergusson




…to our sponsors, partners, and guests for making our 2021 Games in the Gardens event such a success!

Event Co-Chairs

David A. Briggs

Elizabeth M. Landis

Selby S. Melius

Event Partners

Thibodaux Pétanque

Red Stick Croquet Club

New Orleans Table Tennis Club

Spanish Court Sponsors

AHG Services, LLC

Bayou Tree Service, Inc.

Baptist Community Ministries

Gayle & Tom Benson Charitable Foundation

Mark Brown & Stephen Brint

Diamonds Direct

Marian & Larry Gibbs

Harold’s Plants

Kabacoff Family Foundation

James & Stephanie Laborde Family Fund

Elizabeth & James Landis

Lee Ledbetter & Associates

Thomas Lemann

Christopher Dunworth McMahon

Selby & David Melius

Barbara & Biff Motley

Parkside Foundation


East Lawn Sponsors

Karen & Burt Benrud

David Briggs & Mark Romig

JoAnn Christopher & Jozsef Toth

Mary Len & Louis Costa

Lorie & Lawrence DeMarcay

Sweet & Ben Dupuy

Emeril Lagasse Foundation

Adrea Heebe & Dominic Russo

Susan & Doug Johnson

Anne Teague Landis & Cuyler Boad

Ruth & John Landis

Elizabeth & Clifton LeBlanc

Danielle & Walt Leger III

Gail & Rene Louapre

Jane & David Maher

Carol & Tom Reese

Bill & Trudy Sandefer

Shlenker Family Foundation

Angela & Eric Winder Sella

Stephanie Stokes & Dan Shea

Katherine and Billy Wade

Tennis Court Sponsors

Wayne Amedee

Linda Bjork

Clara & Frank Cerniglia

Edward Bonin & René Fransen

Martine Chaisson Gallery

Quincy & J.T. Crawford

Debbie de la Houssaye & William Lake Douglas

Suzanne & Steve Dumez

Jennifer Gardner

Melissa & Bruce Gordon

Gotcha Covered HR

Carol & John Hall

Carlie Kahn


Ann Koppel & Mark Schreiner

Lynne Uhalt Interiors

Marengo Executive Coaching

Josh Mayer & Jill Dupre

Mary Ellen & Clifford Miller

Larry Montelibano & Liv Newman

Caroline & Arthur Nead

Sandra & Arthur Pulitzer

Craig & Louise Ripley

Pamela & Robert Steeg

Kathy & David Weidner

Dustin Woehrmann & Jeff Hebert

Media Sponsors

Inside New Orleans

Renaissance Publishing

Games in the Gardens 2021, hosted by the Friends of Longue Vue, raised over $30,000 for education in garden and the natural environment, allowing us to reach even more children and families in New Orleans as Longue Vue enters a second century of engagement with our community. For more information about Longue Vue’s Centennial Renewal priorities, please contact Baty Landis at sblandis@longuevue.com.


2020 Games in the Gardens Partners and Sponsors!

The Red Stick Croquet Club

La Boule Cadienne de Lafayette

JoAnn Christopher

Marian and Larry Gibbs

Elizabeth and James Landis

Barbara and Biff Motley

AOS Interior Environments

Mary Len and Louis Costa

Sweet and Ben Dupuy

René Fransen

Dodie Spencer Smith

Stephanie Stokes

Beverly Church

Shaun and Foster Duncan


Thanks to you, this creative new event hosted by the Friends on October 22, 2020 raised

over $10,000 for garden education and wellness at Longue Vue.