Longue Vue brings beauty to our community thanks to YOU!
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CENTENNIAL RENEWAL CAMPAIGN
In 2021, we launched a Centennial Renewal Campaign to mark Edith and Edgar Stern’s 100th anniversary. Leadership gifts of $10,000 and above will be memorialized in a new Centennial Circle installation and can be directed to the centennial initiative of the donor’s choosing:
Longue Vue’s collections of trees and plants are central to our historic character and our inspiring setting. Centennial contributions to our living collections will sustain their health and cultivation, including new investments in our native plant collection and digital collections management system.
Ellen Shipman’s timeless, masterful gardens informed the architectural and interior character of the main house, completed in 1942, and earned Longue Vue National Historic Landmark status. Gifts to our Design Legacy will protect the original design intent through strategic preservation and restoration.
The Discovery Garden invites children to explore concepts of design and gardening relevant to Louisiana ecosystems and the values inherent in the Longue Vue vision established 100 years ago. Contributions will go toward restoring and updating displays and installations for today’s children and families.
Contact Baty Landis at (504) 293-4703 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your centennial renewal gift, or give online and memo the centennial initiative you choose to designate.
Featured Community Partnership:
Since 1999, students from the Waldo Burton Memorial School have participated in Longue Vue’s Cultivating Communities outreach initiative. Cultivating Communities develops skills in gardening, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. Through this year-long program, students learn about growing vegetables and herbs, marketing and selling produce at farmers markets, cooking and culinary careers, and local nonprofit organizations. The program culminates in a presentation of a check to a nonprofit selected by the students.
Contact Amy Graham, Director of Gardens at (504) 293-4718 to find out more or to designate a donation to this important program.
Longue Vue is happy to accept gifts of securities as well as planned giving commitments to help support our organization now and in the future.
Please contact Executive Director Baty Landis at email@example.com to learn more about this donation option.
TWILIGHT AT LONGUE VUE
Twilight at Longue Vue is a series of casual, open-air showcases for local musicians across all genres. The first installment of our 2022 season takes place on Wednesday, March 16. Twilight performances on Spanish Court will continue every first and third Wednesday of the month from 5PM to 7PM.
Sponsorships for the 2022 series are currently available; view upcoming performances and other series details here.
FRIENDS OF LONGUE VUE
The Friends of Longue Vue is a dedicated volunteer support group whose members participate in year-round fundraising, volunteering, networking, and social engagements centered around the Longue Vue mission. The purpose of the Friends is to create interest in and support for Longue Vue House and Gardens by creating educational programs, fundraising activities, and volunteer opportunities. The Friends are responsible for Longue Vue’s annual Design Symposium and in 2020 hosted the outdoor fundraiser Games in the Gardens. A special focus of the Friends is Longue Vue’s Discovery Garden for children and the garden education programs that take place there.
Annual dues are $50 for members and include an Annual Meeting, dedicated volunteer opportunities, special Longue Vue Board and Friends events, and behind-the-scenes access to this historic institution. Click here to learn about current leadership and recent fundraising efforts.