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As a public charter school, we rely on the support of community members and friends to ensure that we can continue to grow and offer the exceptional programs that enrich our students’ education.

There are several ways you can show your support to Lycée. From volunteering to making a gift, every contribution makes an impact. Whether it’s a monthly pledge to the Annual Fund or a gift contribution, we are grateful for your support.

To learn more or for questions, contact our Director of Development Sophie Uijttenboogaard at or 504.620.5500 ext. 1708.

*Lycée Français is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN: 80-0502031

Gifts to Lycée Français help us continue to grow and offer exceptional French language education and programing, including contributing to unique opportunities for our students like our Thinking Outside the Classroom. This program allows us to educate our students through experiential, hands-on learning throughout New Orleans.

We are looking for corporate, individual and foundation partners that have a vested interest in the education of Louisiana students – particularly those that are economically disadvantaged. Your support will help to give the children of Louisiana the opportunities that they deserve.

Any donation, large or small, to the Annual Giving Fund strengthens the school’s financial foundation and serves as an investment in the students and staff at Lycée. Our goal for the 2018-2019 school year is $45,000, and we need your support to reach it!

You may contribute to the school with a one-time gift or monthly gifts. Monthly giving is the most cost effective way to support Lycée Français. Each month your contribution is charged to your credit card, eliminating the need to write checks or purchase stamps. You can also increase, decrease or suspend your gift at any time by contacting Lycée Français.

One-time donations and monthly donations can be made online here or by mail at:

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans
Attn: Office of Development
5951 Patton Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

If you work for a company with a matching gift program, you can participate and significantly increase the total value of your gift to Lycée Français.

Not sure if your employer participates in a Matching Gift Program, click here to find out.

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Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you support Lycée.

If you would like more information on planned gifts, including Lycée Français in your estate planning, or other types of tax-wise giving, please contact our Director of Development, Sophie Uijttenboogaard, at or 504.620.5500. ext 1708.

Nuit de la Musique (formerly L’Extravagance) is our annual spring gala supporting Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans.

Nuit de la Musique for the 2019-2020 school year will be announced in the fall 2019!

Nuit de la Musique is an eventful evening filled with culinary delights, entertaining musical acts, live canvas painting and an incredible silent auction. All funds raised during this single night benefit Lycée Français students.

Enjoy the promo video made by our Platinum Sponsor Elephant Quilt:

Most up-to-date information may be found at or

Thank you to ALL of our 2019 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor: Elephant Quilt
Silver Sponsors: Forman Watkins, Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
Friend Sponsors: The Vollman Family, Delta World Tire, Galloway Law Firm, The Richard Family
Restaurant Sponsors: Tartine, Pigeon Caterers, Arabella Casa di Pasta, Toups Meatery, Laurel Street Bakery, Patois, Shank Charcuterie, Taceaux Loceaux, Mulate’s, Stephanie’s Bake Shop
Photo Booth Sponsor: The O’Connor Insurance Group, LLC
Spirits Sponsors:
Korbel, Chambord, Finlandia Vodka, Jack Daniels, 4th Sector Solutions, School Food Solutions,

Individuals interested in becoming sponsors, restaurants features, donating items or volunteering may contact Sophie Uijttenboogaard at or Claudia Elliott at

In 2015, Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans purchased the historic Alfred C. Priestley Junior High School building at 1619 Leonidas Street. Lycée envisions this building as a permanent home that the students deserve, by providing a state-of-the-art high school that will bear witness to their accomplishments for years to come.

Lycée’s supporting foundation, Amis du Lycée Français, officially launched the Room to Grow capital campaign in the spring of 2019. The Room to Grow Campaign will help renovate and restore the Alfred C. Priestley Junior high school building, the gymnasium and add a digital media center. The total cost of the project is $14 million, which will be broken down the following way: $2 million anticipated in philanthropic support, $3 million anticipated in tax credits, and the remainder of the funds will be financed.

Donations can be made online here. Checks may also be sent by mail to:
Amis du Lycée Français
Attn: Office of Development
5951 Patton Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

For more information about the campaign please click HERE.