Each year, the Galatoire Foundation holds Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions to assist in supporting local non-profit organizations. Started in 2006, the Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions have raised more than $1.7 million for local charities. Each fun and lively auction allows guests the opportunity to reserve a table on Galatoire’s famed first floor the Fridays before Christmas and Mardi Gras, which are two of the busiest days for the restaurant.
The Galatoire Foundation raised $148,000 at its annual Mardi Gras Auction, held on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in the famed Galatoire’s first floor dining room. There were 77 paddles sold for this year’s Mardi Gras Auction where the largest bid of the night rang in at $13,000 for the only table of 12 in the restaurant. Together, this season’s Christmas Auction and Mardi Gras Auctions raised more than $200,000 benefitting local organizations.
2019 Table Auction
We are proud to announce that the 2019 Mardi Gras table auction charities are New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation and VIA LINK.
The New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation promotes excellence in policing, efficiency in criminal justice and positive community engagement. From personal protective gear to horses and canines, NOPJF fills gaps by providing officers with the equipment and supplies they need to keep us safe. In addition, NOPJF's Adopt-a-Block Program installs public safety cameras on homes in high-crime areas allowing citizens to collaborate with NOPD in the fight against crime. These are just a few examples of the work the NOPJF does for the New Orleans community.
VIA LINK provides information, referrals, training, and crisis intervention to people, organizations, and communities so they can help themselves and others. For example, 2-1-1 specialists provide crisis intervention, information and referrals for the Greater New Orleans Area for those who are homeless, hungry, depressed or suicidal, or are in need of clothing, food or a doctor. Last year, 56,843 people called VIA LINK.