Young Benefactors

Mission


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

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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.


Benefits

  • 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
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Drafts for Crafts

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM

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

Meet The National WWII Museum
Full Committee
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Kushner Restoration Pavilion

Join us for a networking event focusing on how the Museum caters directly to young professionals, including those with young families. The tour and reception will highlight why the Museum should be included on leisure time calendars, while updating guests on our upcoming educational programs. Bring your friends and help us introduce them to our wonderful institution!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Round Table Discussion with Museum President & CEO Stephen J. Watson and Board Trustees
Full Committee
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: TBD

An exclusive Young Benefactor Round Table Discussion featuring New Orleans executives and Museum Trustees, which will focus on forging relationships in today’s local, global, and digital environments. Light refreshments and an intimate setting will set the scene for this informative evening. RSVP required.

Wednesday, January 9, 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!

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!