Young Benefactors


The National WWII Museum’s young professional group is focused on cultivating the Museum’s next generation of support through education, engagement, and networking.

Stay tuned for our upcoming Young Benefactor Season. Memberships will be available soon! For more information, email

Get the inside track!

The Young Benefactors gathers young professionals ages 21 – 45 for exclusive networking, educational, and social events connected to The National WWII Museum – one of the best museums in the world! Joining the Young Benefactors is an excellent way to engage with New Orleans’s thriving professional scene and access an insider track to our growing institution.


  • Young Benefactor Museum Membership – FREE admission to Museum year-round
  • Discounted tickets for Museum special events, including Victory Ball, Drafts for Crafts, and American Spirit Awards
  • Frontline news of Museum activities through speakers, curators, and historians
  • Chance to meet, mingle, and network with young professionals of New Orleans
  • Opportunity to assist in planning for Drafts for Crafts, the main cultivation event for the Young Benefactors

Drafts for Crafts

Join the Young Benefactors for Drafts for Crafts, a special event featuring  live music, local New Orleans’ cuisine, a beer garden and raffles! Proceeds from Drafts for Crafts will support the restoration of a 1943 Ford-American LaFrance Fire Truck that will be used to educate the public about service on the American Home Front.

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Calendar of Events: Members Only!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tour of PT-305 and New Lakeshore Landing Complex
Full Committee Meeting
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Lakeshore Landing

Join us at Lakeshore Landing for a special tour of PT-305 now that she’s on the water! We are excited to revisit our original preservation project, and hope you can join us for light refreshments and a private look at this special project. The evening will be full of information on our upcoming season, so don’t miss it! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Young Benefactors: Meet the Museum
Wednesday, October 3 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Founders Plaza

Join us to network with The National WWII Museum Young Benefactors, a group of engaged young professionals dedicated to cultivating the Museum’s next generation of support! This free event on the Museum’s Founders Plaza will be the perfect opportunity to learn how you can benefit from a Young Benefactors membership, which includes free admission to the Museum as well as access to exclusive Young Benefactors events throughout the year.

At Meet the Museum, you’ll learn about our schedule of stellar public programming and upcoming events, and you’ll also hear about Young Benefactors benefits, which include discounts to the upcoming WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival and Victory Ball. Please attend and bring some friends!

For more information, email or call 504-528-1944 x 330.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Behind the Scenes Tour! So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope
This event is presented in conjunction with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s young professionals group Prelude.
Full Committee
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

The Young Benefactors will be offered a private tour of the Museum’s special exhibit about Bob Hope’s wartime legacy with its curator Kim Guise. The group will begin their experience in The American Sector Restaurant & Bar for cocktails, appetizers, and conversation before walking to Louisiana Memorial Pavilion for their tour. We are teaming up with another young professional group in the city – Prelude from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) – and inviting them to get to know the Museum in an exclusive and intimate tour of this great exhibit!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Panel Discussion on Forging Relationships
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location: 1st floor of the Pan American Building – 601 Poydras Street

Join us at IBERIABANK for a Panel Discussion with the National WWII Museum President & CEO, Stephen Watson, and Board Members Hunter Hill and Brandon Berger on the topic of forging relationships and connectivity with institutions like the Museum. This will be a business casual event featuring catered refreshments and a unique environment kindly provided by Drafts for Crafts’ Supporting Sponsor, IBERIABANK! The parking garage is Premium Parking Lot P376 on the Camp Street entrance, and there are a few other surface lots in the area and street parking too.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Drafts for Crafts
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: US Freedom Pavilion

The Young Benefactors will host their marquis event, Drafts for Crafts at the Museum.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Swing in the Oaks Concert
This event is presented in conjunction with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s young professionals group Prelude.

Full Committee
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: City Park

The Young Benefactors are invited to spend an evening at City Park to meet again with Prelude, the young professionals group from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. A special set up for a VIP concert will be the perfect chance for the Museum group to mix again with the LPO young professionals – this time getting the opportunity to better understand their involvement with another cultural gem of our city!