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
$100,000 AND ABOVE
The Azby Fund
Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust
Greg Keller | Krystyna Doerfler
$50,000 – $199,000
The Botanical Garden Foundation
Coca-Cola North America O
Eugenie & Joseph Jones Foundation
The Helis Foundation O
$20,000 – $49,999
Cobb and Helen Barksdale
Vivian and Richard Cahn* O
David B. Workman Fund
Sally Duplantier** O
Garden Study Club of New Orleans O
Marla Garvey** O
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.
Tania Hahn and Melissa Warren
$15,000 – $19,999
Larry and JoAnn Katz* O
$10,000 – $14,999
Bailes Family Foundation
Baptist Community Ministries
New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc.
$5,000 – $9,999
Anne Abbott O
J. Patrick Beauchamp
John and Mary Burke O
J. Storey and Anne Lynne Charbonnet*
Joel and Katie Derby
The Mary F. Wisdom Foundation
John Pope O
Kathleen and Edmund Schrenk**
Bruce and Jackie Shreves**
David and Barbara Waller* O
Guy and Dale Williams*
$2,500 – $4,999
Anne Abbott
Muffin Balart
Chad and Vanessa Berg
Henry Bernstein
Mark and Ellen Borenstein
Brenda Buras-Elsen
Cheryl and Lee Cabes
Nigel Campbell and Laura Finn
Jennifer and Timothy Connolly
Peter and Karen DeBlieux*
Bart and Cherise Farris
Sybil and D. Blair Favrot
Steve and Ellen Frischhertz
Todd and Coco Johnson O
Richard and Patricia Kirschman O
David Kurtz
Andrea and Georges LeGrand**
Luther & Zita Templeman Foundation
Meyer Engineers
Moyse Family Foundation O
James Napper
David and Melissa Pate*
Leslie and Falon Perrin
Cleland Powell*
Diane and Mark Schleifstein
Shlenker Family Foundation O
George Weinmann and BeiBei Wang
$1,000 – $2,499
Rhonda Ardoin
Harold and Carol Asher
The Booth-Bricker Fund O
Burkedale Foundation O
Ellen and Mac Ball
Jan and Anthony Barnes
Bob and Pat Becker O
Sydney and Walda Besthoff, III
Virginia Besthoff O
Bruce and Lizabeth Boulware
Robert and Peggy Bruce
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
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
Malcolm and Pia Ehrhardt
Stephen and Amy Farnsworth
Janet and Thomas Favrot
Gus and Carlotta Fritchie
Cyd and Ashley Geary
Amy Goodson
Elaine and Patrick Gootee
Kevin Gootee
George and Marcia Gsell
Daniel and Klara Hammer
Alan and Dee Heintzen**
Keith Hemel
Angela and Lee Henderson
Susan and Bill Hess** O
Christopher Hevezi and Mary Kanellos
Mark and Katherine Holcomb
Robert and Diana Jones
Andrew and Rebecca Kelly
Mary Kock O
E. James Kock, III and Marguerite Kock O
Missy Lacroix and Gary Hemphill
Lake Vista Woman’s Club
Lou Lane
Andrew and Cathy Larimer
Beth and Austin Lavin
Mittie and Bill LeCorgne**
Dorothea Levenhagen
Frank and Coya Levy
Colleen and Michael Lewis
Marie Laveau’s Foundation | Claudio Hemb
Charles and Cammie Mayer O
Malcolm and Jeanne Meyer
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
Sally and Palmer Rinehart
Paul F. Robertson
Louise and Clifton Saik
Charles and Julia Sanders O
Susan and Charles Schadt
Robert Senior
Liz and Poco Sloss*
Claire and Harry Stahel**
Judy Steele
Mary Ann Sternberg
Paul M. Sterbcow*
Ruth and Robert Stone**
Richard and Ann Allison Strub O
Jacqueline L. Sullivan
Donna and Robert Taylor
Patrick and Lauren Templeman
Robert and Patricia Urann
Thomas and Sarah Usdin O
Virginia G. Weinmann

Listing includes gifts made February 1, 2021 – February 28, 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

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