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LAF 31st Annual Benefit

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LAF Annual Benefit


Friday, October 21, 2016


The Civic Theatre
510 O’Keefe Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113


Thank you to all who attended and to our generous Annual Benefit sponsors! Your support helped raise funds for LAF’s Olmsted Scholars Program, Landscape Performance Series, new LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership, and other transformative initiatives.


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Thank you to all who attended LAF’s 31st Annual Benefit at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans. With over 500 guests and 32 generous sponsors, we raised $253,000 to support LAF research, scholarships, and leadership programs!

Guests enjoyed the historic space, local food, and a lively set from jazz icon Kermit Ruffins and The Barbecue Swingers. The program honored the 2016 Olmsted Scholars, recognized our 50 & Forward Campaign contributors, and captivated the crowd as LAF President Kona Gray read our newly-released New Landscape Declaration, a call to action for the landscape architecture discipline.

LAF was honored to have IRONSMITH as the Annual Benefit’s Lead Sponsor, along with 31 other sponsors whose financial and in-kind support made the event such a success.

Interested in becoming an Annual Benefit Sponsor?
For information on sponsorship opportunities for 2017, contact Christina Sanders at or 202.331.7070x13.

Thanks to our Lead Sponsor: