Oak Tree Circle

New Orleans City Park’s Annual Philanthropic Giving Circle

The Oak Tree Circle is the annual philanthropic giving circle of New Orleans City Park.  The giving circle celebrates donors making annual gifts of $1,000 or more to further City Park’s mission.

An exceptional community of individuals, foundations, and businesses, Oak Tree Circle members are united by a determination to play a key role in supporting the Park’s annual operations, improvements, and beautification for our community. Our goal is to provide meaningful experiences to recognize your distinguished and generous support.

• Recognition in City Park’s annual report
• Friends of City Park membership – Oak Tree Circle level
• Exclusive members-only invitations and tours, such as:
    - Annual Toast in the Oaks donor appreciation event
    - VIP Access at Swinging in the Oaks and Happy 3rd of July
    - Behind-the-scenes tours with Park professionals
    - State of the Park CEO Event
• Quarterly updates on donor impact


New Orleans City Park’s Annual Philanthropic Giving Circle

$100,000 AND ABOVE
The Azby Fund O

$50,000 - $99,000
Eugenie & Joseph Jones Foundation
The Helis Foundation O
Keller Family Foundation

$20,000 - $49,999
Bailes Family Foundation
Cobb and Helen Barksdale
Coca-Cola United O
Vivian and Richard Cahn* O
Sally Duplantier** O
Garden Study Club of New Orleans O
Marla Garvey** O
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.
Selley Foundation Fund

$15,000 - $19,999
Larry and JoAnn Katz* O

$10,000 - $14,999
Anne Abbott O
David B. Workman Fund
The Ehrhardt Group
Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation O
New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc.
David and Barbara Waller* O

$5,000 - $9,999
J. Patrick Beauchamp
John and Mary Burke O
J. Storey and Anne Lynne Charbonnet*
Joel and Katie Derby
Andrew Dunn
Susan and Bill Hess** O
Jeffrey and Andrea Huseman
Robert and Madeleine Leithman
The Mary F. Wisdom Foundation
John Pope O
Bo and Caroline Reily
Donna Rosen
Kathleen and Edmund Schrenk**
Bruce and Jackie Shreves**
Guy and Dale Williams*

$2,500 - $4,999
Jenny Adams
Harry and Mary Ann Barkerding
Walda Besthoff
The Booth-Bricker Fund O
Nigel Campbell and Laura Finn
Peter and Karen DeBlieux*
Marc and Bridget Ehrhardt
Steve and Ellen Frischhertz
Jake and Amy Goodson
Todd and Coco Johnson O
Richard and Patricia Kirschman O
David Kurtz
Luther & Zita Templeman Foundation
Moyse Family Foundation O
James Napper
Leslie Perrin and Falon Johnson
Jeffery and Elisabeth Poole
Cleland Powell*
Charles and Julia Sanders O
Susan and Charles Schadt O
Diane and Mark Schleifstein
Shlenker Family Foundation O
Michael and Aimee Siegel
Liz and Poco Sloss*
George Weinmann and BeiBei Wang

$1,000 - $2,499
Rhonda Ardoin
Harold and Carol Asher
Burkedale Foundation O
Ellen and Mac Ball
Jan and Anthony Barnes
Bob and Pat Becker O
Virginia Besthoff O
Bruce and Lizabeth Boulware
Robert and Peggy Bruce
Brenda Buras-Elsen
Lynne Burkart and Cathy Lacey
Cheryl and Lee Cabes
Ken and Stephanie Carroll
Clark and Lisa Charbonnet O
Craig and Sherry Cheramie
Matthew Cheney
Laura and Philip Claverie** O
Richard and Marialice Cohen
Conner Alexander Berthelot Family Fund
Jennifer and Timothy Connolly O
Steven and A.D. Cosse
Linda Cross O
Frank and Cappy Culicchia
Rhonda Deen and Christopher Willard
Daniel Dreher and Bhavna Mistry
Terry and Lynette Dufrene
Pia Ehrhardt
Stephen and Amy Farnsworth
Bart and Cherise Farris
Gus and Carlotta Fritchie
Cyd and Ashley Geary
Elaine and Patrick Gootee
Kevin Gootee
George and Marcia Gsell
Daniel and Klara Hammer
Alan and Dee Heintzen**
Keith Hemel
Angela and Lee Henderson
Cody and Makenzie Hill
Mark and Katherine Holcomb
Andrew and Rebecca Kelly
Shirley Kirkconnell and Richard Adams
Mary Kock O
E. James Kock, III and Marguerite Kock O
David Kurtz O
Missy Lacroix and Gary Hemphill
Lake Vista Woman's Club
Lou Lane
James and Sally Lapeyre O
Andrew and Cathy Larimer
Beth and Austin Lavin
Mittie and Bill LeCorgne**
Dorothea Levenhagen
Frank and Coya Levy
Marie Laveau's Foundation | Claudio Hemb
Charles and Cammie Mayer O
Malcolm and Jeanne Meyer
Barbara and Biff Motley
James Napper
Charles and Dorothy Nelson
New Orleans Disc Golf Club
Louise G. Obletz
Ashley Lynn and Cole Ogden
Leslie and Barrett Parker
Sally Perry and Oley Sassone
Ann Philbrick and Kim Rodrigue
Randy Powell
Lee and Kathy Randall
Becky Retz and Steve Himelfarb
Paul F. Robertson
Louise and Clifton Saik O
Robert Senior
Claire and Harry Stahel** O
Mary Ann Sternberg
Paul M. Sterbcow*
Ruth and Robert Stone** O
Richard and Ann Allison Strub O
Donna and Robert Taylor
Patrick and Lauren Templeman
Richard Thompson and Evelyn Pugh
Steve and Melanee Usdin
Thomas and Sarah Usdin O
William Usdin
Virginia G. Weinmann O

Listing includes gifts made May 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022 through City Park, Friends of City Park, and the Botanical Garden Foundation

*City Park Improvement Association Board Member
** Past City Park Improvement Association Board Member
Ο Oak Tree Circle Capstone Member

For more information or if you have questions before making a gift:
Casie Duplechain
Chief Development Officer

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Getting to City Park from the French Quarter: We are located less than 10 minutes by cab or car. Or, take the scenic route: the Canal streetcar (be sure to hop on the one marked ìCity Parkî) delivers you to the entrance of City Park at Esplanade Ave.