Louisiana Children's Museum

CHAIRish the Children Gala & Auction

Thanks for “Reveling on the River” with us!

The 19th Annual CHAIRish the Children, which was held on August 26, 2017, gave grownups the chance to become kids again while they Reveled on the River!  Our guests rolled along the Mississippi River during an evening filled with delicious food and spirits, exclusive silent and live auctions, entertainment from the Jenn Howard Band, and more! All proceeds from the auction, ticket sales, and raffle support the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s educational programs and exhibits.

Many thanks to CHAIRish the Children chairwomen Jessie Schott Haynes and Allison Berger Tiller, auctioneers Marc Fagan and Michael Hecht, and the many generous sponsors, patrons, and guests who made the even an overwhelming success.


2017 Co-Chairs: Allison Berger Tiller and Jessie Haynes

Patron Party Co-Chairs: Mara Haseltine, M.D. and  Melissa Montgomery, M.D. 

Auction Co-Chairs: Meg Gammage and Emily Lucas 

Restaurant Co-Chairs: Meghann Holland and Caroline Phillips 

Decorations Co-Chairs: Emily Forrester and Aja Mipro



To get involved with CHAIRish 2018, contact Development Director Gia Rabito at (504) 266-2414!



2017 Sponsors

Program Sponsor

Allison & Ben Tiller and the Berger Family

Live Auction Sponsor

The Burkart-Lacey Foundation and the Richard Family Foundation

Gallery Sponsor

Hospitality Sponsors



Raffle Sponsor

Special Thanks

Just Ask Rental
Kent Ledet
Barry Mendelson
Republic National Distributing Company
Jeff Strout
Symmetry Jewelry
Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza


Click here for more pictures from CHAIRish the Children 2016!

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