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 of the Park for our community. Our goal is to provide meaningful experiences to recognize your distinguished and generous support.

Every gift is tax-deductible and the donor receives an acknowledgment from Friends of City Park (501c3) for the donation, City Park’s support organization.  Please complete the following information to process your online donation. All transactions conducted on this website are encrypted using a secure server to protect your privacy.


  • 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 Breakfast
  • Quarterly updates on donor impact


  • Oak Tree Circle gifts with a commitment of three or more years are recognized as a Capstone Member
  • Capstone Members provide knowledge that their commitment year after year will be available to budget for vital programs within the Park
  • Participation as a Capstone Member signifies being part of a special community of donors dedicated to shaping the future of City Park
$200,000 AND ABOVE
Friends of City Park
The Azby Fund
Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust
Greg Keller | Krystyna Doerfler
$50,000 – $199,000
The Botanical Garden Foundation
The Helis Foundation
Larry and JoAnn Katz*
$20,000 – $49,999
Cathy and Morris Bart
Vivian and Richard Cahn*
Coca-Cola North America
Garden Study Club of America
Marla and Larry Garvey**
Eugenie & Joseph Jones Foundation
Liz and Poco Sloss*
$15,000 – $19,999
Caroline and Bo Reily
Bobby and Lori Savoie*
$10,000 – $14,999
Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation
Kay and John Colbert
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.
Neil Jeffery
Jenny Johnson Family Foundation
Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation
David and Barbara Waller*
David B. Workman Fund
$5,000 – $9,999
J. Patrick Beauchamp
Ray Brandt Auto Group
Katherine Boh
John and Mary Burke
Jay and Avery Corenswet
Joel and Katherine Derby
Sally Duplantier**
William and Carro Gardner*
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
Richard and Patricia Kirschman
John Pope
Kathleen and Edmund Schrenk*
Bruce and Jackie Shreves**
Guy and Dale Williams*
Robert and Cassie Worley*
$2,500 – $4,999
Anne Abbott
Muffin Balart
Batture, LLC
Chad and Vanessa Berg
Sybil and D. Blair Favrot
Rene J. L. Fransen and Edward C. Bonin
Brenda Buras-Elsen
Laura Finn
Robin and James Goldsmith
Sue and Michael Guarisco**
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Lupo
Renee and Paul Masinter*
Moyse Family Foundation
Arlene Nesser
Perino’s Garden Center
Carolyn and Walton Sanchez
Luther & Zita Templeman Foundation
Nicole and Jason Villemarette
Megan and Jonathan Walker
Rita May and Thomas Ward
George Wienmann and BeiBei Wang
Rodger and Mary Wheaton
In honor of Lauren Rouatt
$1,000 – $2,499
Harold Asher
Burkedale Foundation
Baptist Community Ministries
Ellen and Mac Ball
Jan and Anthony Barnes
Bob and Pat Becker
Bayou Tree Service, Inc.
Be’Je’ Designs, Inc.
Darryl Berger
Sydney and Walda Besthoff, III
Virginia Besthoff
The Booth-Bricker Fund
Bruce and Lizabeth Boulware
Ralph and Susan Brennan**
Marion Bright
A. Vernon Brinson
Jane and Walter Brooks**
George and Louisette Brown
Pamela Burck
Cheryl and Lee Cabes*
Ellie Camberg
John Cerise
Clark and Lisa Charbonnet
Edgar “Dooky” Chase**
Craig Cheramie
Laura and Philip Claverie**
Rick and Debbie Corales
Charles Cerise and Janis Van Meerveld
Steven and A.D. Cosse
Linda Cross
Joel Daste
Peter and Karen DeBlieux*
Rhonda Deen and Christopher Willard
Terry and Lynette Dufrene
Perry and Ninette Eastman, III
Catherine and David Edwards**
Bart and Cherise Farris
Janet and Thomas Favrot
Ann Fishman
Bryan and Lauren Fitzpatrick*
John Fowler
Gus and Carlotta Fritchie
Wendell and Anne Gauthier Family Foundation
Amy Goodson
Elaine and Patrick Gootee
Jeffrey Green
Eric and Jan Groh
Paul Groner
Goeffrey and Tomidee Guillot
Susan Gundlach
Tania Hahn and Melissa Warren
Daniel and Klara Hammer
Simone Haygood
George and Linda Hebbler
Alan and Dee Heintzen**
Marie Laveau’s Foundation | Claudio Hemb
Angela and Lee Henderson
Susan and Bill Hess**
Christopher Hevezi and Mary Kanellos
Denise and Bill Hoffman**
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holman
Rebecca Hutchings
Gail Ingrish
Cindi and Sid Jacobson
Todd and Coco Johnson
Rosalie Johnston
Robert and Diana Jones
Jason and Julie Joubert
R. Richardson and Jane King
Thomas and Constance Kitchen
Eric and Alexandria Kless
Mary Kock
E. Jame Kock, III
Jones Walker
David Kurtz
Missy Lacroix and Gary Hemphill
Lou Lane
James and Sally Lapeyre
Mittie and Bill LeCorgne*
Walt Leger, Jr.*
Andrea and Georges LeGrand**
Rebecca and Dan Lester*
Dorothea Levenhagen
Frank and Coya Levy
Colleen and Michael Lewis
Catherine Makk
R & R Mason
Ed Mathes and Ann Schmuelling**
Charles and Cammie Mayer
Meredith Maxwell and Stephen Morel
James McKay
Louis Merhige
Brenda and Michael Moffitt**
Christopher and Elizabeth Morgan
Charles and Dorothy Nelson
Claudia Nethery
New Orleans Disc Golf Club
New Orleans Council Flower Show Judges
Josephine Nixon
Jackie and Vincent Palumbo**
Joseph and Linda Pappalardo**
Sally Perry and Oley Sassone
Alma and Bob Pettit
Leslie and Falon Perrin
Hunter and Catherine Pierson
Diane and Andy Plauche
Lee and Jill Plotkin
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Poole
Cleland Powell
Lee and Kathy Randall
Ana and Michael Rielmann
Sally and Palmer Reinhart
Rice Voelker, LLC
John and Jeanne Risey
Alan and Ann Robson
Louise and Clifton Saik
Charles and Julia Sanders
Susan and Charles Schadt
Laura Scriba
Shady Oaks Garden Club
Laura and Sonny Shields
Shlenker Family Foundation
Alma Slatten
Peter and Patty Smith**
Gary and Martha Solomon**
Claire and Harry Stahel**
Mary Sternberg
Paul M. Sterbcow
Ruth and Robert Stone**
R and Ann Allison Strub
Donna and Robert Taylor
Carolyn and Lamar Teaford
Jeff and Jennifer Teague
Patrick and Lauren Templeman
Polly and Bob Thomas**
Leigh Morgan Thorpe*
Robert and Patricia Urann
Sarah Usdin
Franz and Marlee Vogt
Virginia G. Weinmann
The Mary F. Wisdom Foundation
Sarah and George Young
Henry Bernstein and Jerry Zachary
The Zemurray Foundation

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